Crozes Hermitage is an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) in northern Rhône. This appellation gained official AOC status in 1937 with only 1 commune in Crozes - growing to 11 today. 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 sub-region. Over 90% of the wines produced in Crozes Hermitage are red wines.