Côtes du Rhône Experience Côtes du Rhône – is a vineyard in the Rhône valley and produces wines under various appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) désignations. The Rhône Glacier carved its way through France and divided Rhône region into the North and South. The vineyards are located on both sides of the river. Both parts are unique. They have different geography, climate, soils and grape varieties. The Northern Rhône region produces red wines from the Syrah grape. The Southern Rhône is distinctly more ‘Provençal’ with a Mediterranean influence in culture and climate. Therefore on top of the red wines, it produces rose and white.