Wine Maps: Rhone — Vacqueyras — France

This map depicts wineries and tasting rooms within the Vacqueyras region of France. It is one of many maps generated to support the “Wine Regions of the World” series.  Vacqueyras, meaning “valley of stones” is located between the appellations of Gigondas to the north and Beaumes de Venise to the south-east. The vineyards are planted on large terraces formed by the Ouvèze, at an altitude of 60 to 160 metres. This is the eastern limit of the warmest part of the Côtes du Rhône with terraces covered with smooth round pebbles, sandstone, and flint, as well as limestone fragments.

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About the Author:

Editor and co-founder of, Pamela is a sommelier and former restaurant manager and wine buyer with Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Court of Master Sommeliers & Center for Wine Origins certification. She has contributed to or been quoted by various publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Sommelier Journal, Vegetarian Times, VIV Magazine, UC-Berkeley Astrobiology News, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, NPR and USA Today. True to her roots, she seeks varietal and appellation integrity and is always passionate about finding the next great bottle of wine.


  1. Larry K June 22, 2011 at 7:18 PM - Reply

    I love this series and I’m glad to see it back. How many more will you post? Is there any chance you will cover Italy or Spain?

    • enobytes June 22, 2011 at 9:29 PM - Reply

      Italy and Spain (well, at least some of the regions within each country) is in the works…stay tuned and thanks for the kudos Larry!

  2. Johnny Craig June 23, 2011 at 9:11 PM - Reply

    I got to hand it to you, this map is unique and I love that I can view it through google earth. I’m looking forward to the next map!

  3. Irish June 26, 2011 at 8:48 PM - Reply

    I’m impressed! Cool post!

  4. enobytes June 26, 2011 at 9:48 PM - Reply

    Thanks Johnny & Irish, we enjoy creating them. Stay tuned for more regional maps.

  5. LeBron June 27, 2011 at 10:19 PM - Reply

    Fabulous map, love it, especially the google earth version.

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