French wine

France is without a doubt the most famous wine country in the world. Viticulture in France dates back to the 6th century BC. The first viticulture in France is due to Greek settlers from Asia Minor who founded the trading settlement of Massailia (Marseille) in the 6th century BC and also planted some vineyards there.

Wine in France is grown throughout the country. The main areas where wine is grown are Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Loire, the Rhône and Alsace.