Our Mission

The Rhone Rangers is America's leading non-profit organization dedicated to promoting American Rhone varietal wines. American Rhone-style wines are made from the same grapes that have flourished for centuries in France’s Rhone River Valley, and their growing popularity in the United States speaks to their versatility with food, wide range of rich flavors, and to the skills of American winemakers.

Our mission is to educate the public on Rhone varietal wine grapes grown in America and to promote the production and enjoyment of these wines, with emphasis on integration into our daily lives. For a wine to qualify as a “Rhone Rangers” wine, the winery must be a member of the organization and 75% of the wine’s content must include one or more of the twenty-two traditional Rhone grape varieties as approved by the French government for the wines of the Cotes du Rhone (including Petite Sirah/Durif).

The resources on our site including our database of winery members and the grapes they grow, our educational materials, and our listing of member winery events. And whatever your affiliation to Rhone varietal wines—winery, grower, supplier or consumer—consider becoming a Rhone Rangers member to gain access to other wineries, wines, and resources dedicated to these terrific grape varieties.

You can also read the news about the Rhone Rangers. If you have any questions, drop us an email at info@rhonerangers.org.