I am planning on going to France in the Summer, and I want to have chardonnay in chardonnay, champagne in Champagne etc... But I don't know which ones to do, and the best places to go!
IMHO the best place is around Bordeaux - Medoc and St.Emillion. There you can also visit Cognac and Entre de Mer region. You'll got experience of various French wines.One can find more detailes on Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bordeaux_wine almost 10 years ago
I propose 2 not so known places but with very good and not expensive wines.
First: Cassis near Marseille with especially good with wine (for the excellent seafood there). Cassis is a very nice city on the sea (Hotels with map Cassis: http://hoteltour.e-travel-to.com/france/hotels/hotels-Cassis.htm)
Second: Vinipolis in Florensac, in the Hérault département, near Pézenas. A wine coop, shop and tasting facility with easy-to-use interactive computer screens, helpful staff and family-friendly restaurant. Learn everything about the wines from Languedoc-Roussillon (Hotels with map Pézenas: http://hoteltour.e-travel-to.com/france/hotels/hotels-pezenas.htm) almost 10 years ago