Crozes-Hermitage, is a budget friendly and delicious wine from the Northern Rhône. It is one of the largest wine appellations in that region. The history of Crozes-Hermitage dates back to the 1700s. By the end of the 1800s, Crozes-Hermitage wines were considered the third most expensive wines in the Northern Rhône Valley.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, named for the castle built by Pope John XXII during his 14th-century residence in Avignon – is one of the most acclaimed wines of France. Produced in this small appellation in the Sôuthern Rhone, it is rich and full-bodied, most often made from the traditional red blend Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.