The Beaujolais (Boh-zhuh-LAY) region of France produces wines from the Gamay grape that are generally light and fresh.  Legally, most producers may use up to 15 percent of white varieties in the blend, but almost all the region's red wine is 100% Gamay.  Less than 2% of Beaujolais wine are white, being produced with Chardonnay.

The 'Beaujolais Nouveau' wines are made with shorter fermentation periods and the wine is bottled within weeks of harvest.

The top ten "Crus" or vineyard areas, having their own appellation title. Generally speaking, the wines of Chiroubles, Regnie and St.-Amour are the lighter-bodied wines, while those from Julienas, Fleurie, Morgon, and Moulin-a-Vent are fuller-bodied.

Brouilly

Chenas

Chiroubles

Cote de Broully

Fleurie

Julienas

Morgon

Moulin-a-Vent

Regnie

Saint-Amour