The Saint-Joseph appellation is the largest Rhone AOC in terms of size, but second largest next to Crozes-Hermitage in terms of vine coverage. Wines from this AOC share many similarities with Crozes-Hermitage wines regarding style and prestige. Known for its reds produced with Syrah grapes, the appellation also produces whites with Marsanne and Roussanne. Differing from reds from other appellations such as Hermitage or Cote-Rotie, which have to age for quite some time, wines from Saint-Joseph are “meant to be consumed while waiting for them to mature”.
The most famous producers from this appellation: Chapoutier, Delas Freres, Guigal, Pierre Gonon, Domaine Coursodon, Andre Perret, Jaboulet, JL Chave, Philippe Faury, Eric, et Joseph Durand, Guy Farge, Michel Ogier, Domaine Aleofane-Natacha, Alain Voge and Ferraton.