Rank of the Loire Valley as the leading region for the production of white wines in France. (It ranks 2nd for rosés). The Loire makes just about every style of wine conceivable—still and sparkling, dry and semi-dry, red, white, and rosé. There are an astounding 61 appellations within this one region. Known as the “Garden of France,” the Loire is also famous for its grand châteaux surrounded by moats.

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