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 main French wine regions and vintage from 2000 to today.

Andrew Jefford, award-winning wine journalist and WSG Academic Advisor has compiled this information and written the vintage charts starting with the 2013 vintage.

Last updated: Jan. 14, 2022

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
Chablis Côte de Beaune
whites
Côte de Beaune
Côte de Nuits
reds
Mâconnais
2020  
2019    
2018          
2017 Qlue Qlue
2016 Qlue Qlue
2015
2014 Qlue
2013 Qlue Qlue
2012 Qlue Qlue Qlue Qlue Qlue
2011 Qlue
2010
2009 Qlue
2008 Qlue
2007
2006 Qlue
2005
2004 Qlue
2003
2002 Qlue
2001
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, ProvenceLanguedoc-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
2020  Red:


White:
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2019  Red:


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2018 Red:


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2017 Red:


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2016 Red:


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2015 Red:


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2014 Red:


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2013 Red:


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

 

 

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

These vintage notes have been prepared by Andrew Jefford, Academic Advisor to the Wine Scholar Guild. New vintage information, and any revisions of previous vintage drinking suggestions, are made each autumn.  Use the chart as a guide only; in every vintage there will be outperforming and underperforming wines.

 

  • SWS Intensive in Malaga

    Apr 16 - Apr 21, 2023
  • Piedmont

    May 07 - May 12, 2023
  • Rioja

    May 14 - May 19, 2023
  • Tuscany

    May 21 - May 26, 2023

    SOLD-OUT

  • Languedoc-Roussillon

    May 21 - May 26, 2023
  • Rhône Valley

    Jun 11 - Jun 16, 2023

    SOLD-OUT

  • Champagne

    Jun 20 - Jun 24, 2023

    SOLD-OUT

  • Loire Valley

    Jun 25 - Jun 30, 2023
  • Bourgogne

    Oct 08 - Oct 13, 2023

    SOLD-OUT

  • Alsace

    Oct 15 - Oct 20, 2023
  • Bordeaux

    Oct 22 - Oct 27, 2023

    SOLD-OUT

  • Sicily

    Oct 22 - Oct 27, 2023
  • Catalunya

    To Be Announced

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