The Rhone Rangers is a non-profit, 501 (c) (6), educational, organization dedicated to advancing the the knowledge and understanding of traditional Rhone grape varieties grown in America and the wines produced from those grapes.
For a wine to qualify as a “Rhone Ranger” wine or Rhone Blend, it should contain at least 75% of the twenty-one traditional Rhone grape varieties as approved in the Cotes-du-Rhone. As of April 2002, Petite Sirah (Durif) also qualifies as an approved Rhone Ranger varietal. This designation reflects an understanding within the organization, and does not appear on the label; label content must be in compliance with the rules of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).
If interested in joining The Rhone Rangers in their mission, please complete the following application and submit with your credit card payment or print it and return along with your check in the amount of $350 if remitted by December 31st or $375 thereafter, payable to The Rhone Rangers, PO Box 1724, Paso Robles CA 93447.