Hidden Menu

  • Jura Wine Tour (Oct. 2017)
  • Loire Wine Tour (Oct. 2017)
  • Alsace Wine Tour (June 2017)
  • Home
  • French Wine Scholar Guild
  • Italian Wine Scholar Guild
  • Spanish Wine Scholar Guild
  • Trip Evaluation
  • Reservation Form
  • Reservation Form Special
  • My Membership
  • Webinar-Evaluation
  • Private Trips Reservation Form
  • Notify me when Flash Player bug is fixed
  • Our Recent Top Exam Scorers
  • Guest membership
  • Top Exam Scorer
  • 3-Month Guest Membership
  • Latest newsletter
  • Latest news
  • Latest News Archive
  • Newsletter Signup
  • Program Providers
  • Application Submission Form
  • Free 6 Month Membership
  • Thank you for your submission
  • Acymailing Modify Subscription
  • Update Newsletter Profile
  • Preferences saved
  • Italian Wine Scholar - Unit 1 - Study Manual
  • IWS test page
  • Study Trips for Sommeliers
  • Master-Level Online Programs for Wine Educators
  • Membership for Wine Educators
  • Master-Level Programs for Wine Enthusiasts
  • Membership for Wine Enthusiasts
  • Loire Valley Pronuncitation Module
  • WSG Membership for Sommeliers
  • Master-Level Online Programs for Sommeliers
  • Wine Study Trips for Sommeliers
  • Wine Study Tours for Wine Educators
  • Self-Enrollment in FWS v5.2
  • Study Tours for Wine Enthusiasts
  • FWS V6 Upgrade
  • chronoform users-edit
  • Private trips
  • Cru Artisan College 2017
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | Independent Study Format
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format
  • Membership for wine professionals and enthusiasts
  • Private trips
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format UPGRADE
  • French Wine Scholar™ online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format UPGRADE (from previous versions)
  • Community Dashboard
  • wine study and tasting groups faq
  • LOCAL STUDY AND TASTING GROUPS USER AGREEMENT
  • Alsace Wine Tour (June 2017)
  • Italian Wine Scholar™ Unit 1 online | 14-week Instructor-Led Format
  • Italian Wine Scholar™
  • Italian Wine Scholar™ Unit 2 online | 15-week Instructor-Led Format
  • Register Menu

    French Wine Vintage Chart

    French Wine Vintage Chart & Harvest Reports

    The vintage chart and harvest reports provided by the Wine Scholar Guild gives you the ranking for every French wine region and vintage from 2000 to today.

    Andrew Jefford, award-winning wine journalist for Decanter Magazine and author of twelve books on wine including The New France has compiled information and written the vintage charts starting with the 2013 vintage. He is also updating information for the vintages prior to 2013.

    Northern France

    For a quick overview of the recent vintages in the Northern wine regions of France, please use the vintage chart below.

    More detailed vintage charts, including details on the growing seasons, harvest conditions style and character of the wines are avaiable for Alsace, Champagne, Loire, and Bourgogne.

    You can read about the growing season in Alsace and learn if Riesling and Pinot Gris were particularly successful. You can also read about white and red wines from the Loire and know which vintage of Muscadet, Sancerre, Anjou and Chinon was outstanding or challenging.

    Andrew Jefford is also providing a detailed Bourgogne vintage report with a focus on the wines and vintages of Chablis, Côte de Beaune, Côte de Nuits and Mâconnais.

    Vintage Alsace Champagne Loire
    Dry whites
    & reds
    Loire
    Sweet whites
    Chablis Côte de Beaune
    whites
    Côte de Beaune
    Côte de Nuits
    reds
    Mâconnais
    2016 Qlue   Qlue
    2015  
    2014 Qlue  
    2013 Qlue   Qlue
    2012 Qlue Qlue Qlue Qlue
    2011 Qlue Qlue Qlue
    2010
    2009 Qlue
    2008 Qlue
    2007
    2006 Qlue
    2005
    2004 Qlue
    2003
    2002 Qlue
    2001 Qlue
    2000 Qlue Qlue

    Southern France

    For a quick overview of the recent vintages in the Southern wine regions of France, please use the vintage chart below.

    More detailed vintage charts, including details on the growing seasons, harvest conditions style and character of the wines are avaiable for Beaujolais, Rhône, Provence
    Languedoc-Roussillon, Bordeaux and Sauternes.

    You can read about the growing season in Northern Rhône and the Southern Rhône and how it impacted the vintage for Crus like Cornas, Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage and Condrieu as well as for appelations and wines crafted from Grenache and Mourvèdre in the Southern Rhône.

    The Bordeaux vintage chart covers all the important Bordeaux appellations: Médoc, Graves, Pomerol, St. Emilion and Sauternes. It serves as a great source of information regarding Cabernet-based and Merlot-based reds and which are meant for early drinking vs. cellaring.

    And if you love Gamay and wonder about vintage Beaujolais, we identified vintages meant for early drinking and those best stashed in the cellar, like the Crus of Moulin à Vent & Morgon, to let them “pinote” or become Pinot Noir-like.
     

    Vintage Beaujolais Northern
    Rhône
    Southern
    Rhône
    Provence Languedoc-
    Roussillon
    Médoc
    Graves
    St.-Emilion
    Pomerol
    Sauternes
    2016 Red:


    White:
    Red:


    White:
    Red:


    White:
    2015 Red:


    White:
    Red:


    White:
    Red:


    White:
    2014 Red:


    White:
    Red:


    White:
    Red:


    White:
    2013 Red:


    White:
    Red:


    White:
    Red:


    White:
    2012
    2011
    2010
    2009
    2008
    2007
    2006
    2005
    2004
    2003
    2002
    2001
    2000

     

     

    Quality Poor Poor
    to
    Fair
    Fair Fair
    to
    Good
    Good Good
    to
    Excellent
    Excellent Excellent
    to
    Exceptional
    Exceptional
    Chart Legend

    Methodology: This report has been compiled utilizing multiple authoritative sources including regional trade associations, experts in each region, wine producers, academic studies, leading journalists, and the editor’s personal notes.
    Acknowledgements: E. Gabay MW (Provence); Hugel family (Alsace); D. Markham (Bordeaux); K. McAuliffe (Rhône); M. Stubbs MW (Languedoc-Roussillon).
    Editor’s comment: This chart is intended to serve as a reliable guide for professionals, educators and collectors. Judgments as to the quality, longevity and current maturity of a given vintage are by definition simplified assessments describing the average profile of the year. There will always be individual wines which surpass, or fail to reach, the overall standard, or which may have a shorter or longer life than their peers. Last, these evaluations are not fixed and permanent; rather, they will be revised as needed to reflect the wines as they age in bottle.

     

    Subscribe Today

    Subscribe to receive weekly original stories about the wines of France, Italy and Spain

    Some of our corporate members include:

            
         Group Membership Brochure  

    Stay Informed

    
    Sign up to receive our latest updates *