Crozes Hermitage is an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) in northern Rhône. This appellation gained official AOC status in 1937 with only one commune in Crozes. However, today there are 11 communes. The Syrah variety is the main grape verified to be grown, but Marsanne and Roussanne are also accepted to make up around 15% of Croze Hermitage wine, from white wine production, to being mixed in their red wine production.
The red wines are typically lighter, however, the quality and winemaking style does vary throughout this subregion. Over 90% of the wines produced in Croze Hermitage are red wines.