The Chablis AOC is the most widespread of the four Chablis appellations, with the title used for white wines made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes, grown in a designated area surrounding Chablis itself and its neighbouring villages.

The appellation was created in 1938 alongside Grand Cru's to protect the region's name and status, as the 'Chablis' title was used by other countries as shorthand for any white wine. Chablis wines have a floral aroma and a fresh, fruity and light taste, and are recommended to be enjoyed when young.