Wine Basics

Pronunciation Guide For Wine Producers And Proprietary Brands

from The Wine Lover's Companion

Following is a pronunciation guide for some producers and proprietary brands for wines commonly found in restaurants and wine stores in the United States.
 
 
Acacia Winery [uh-KAY-shuh]
Amézola de la Mora [ah-meh-ZOH-lah deh lah MOR-uh]
L’Angélus, Château [sha-TOH lahn-zhay-LEUS]
d’Angludet, Château [sha-toh dahn-gloo-DAY]
Antinori [ahn-tih-NOH-ree]
d’Arche, Château [sha-TOH DAHRSH]
L’Arrosée, Château [sha-TOH lah-roh-SAY]
Au Bon Climat [oh bohn klee-MAHT]
Balestard-la-Tonnelle, Château [sha-TOH bah-les-STAR lah toh-NELL]
Barbacarlo [bahr-bah-KAHR-loh]
Barbadillo, Antonio [bahr-bah-DEE-lyoh]
Bassermann-Jordan, Weingut Dr. von [VINE-goot]
Batailley, Château [sha-TOH bah-TIE-yay]
Beaulieu Vineyards (BV) [BOOL-yuh]
Beauregard, Château [sha-TOH boh-ruh-GAHR]
Beauséjour, Château [sha-TOH boh-say-ZHOOR]
Beau-Séjour-Bécot, Château [sha-TOH boh-say-ZHOOR-bay-koh]
Belair, Château [sha-TOH bel-EHR]
Belgrave, Château [sha-TOH bel-GRAHV]
Berliquet, Château [sha-TOH behr-lee-KAY]
Beychevelle, Château [sha-TOH beh-shuh-VEHL]
Bischöflichen Weingüter [BIHSH-uhf-lihkh-uhn VINE-goot-uhr]
Bollinger [BAWL-in-jer; BOHL-in-jer]
Bouchaine; Bouchaine Vineyards; Chateau Bouchaine [boo-SHAYN; sha-TOH boo-SHAYN]
Bouscaut, Château [sha-TOH boo-SKOH]
Boyd-Cantenac, Château [sha-TOH boyd kahn-tuh-NACK]
Branaire-Ducru, Château [sha-TOH brah-NEHR doo-KROO]
Brane-Cantenac, Château [sha-TOH brahn kahn-teh-NAHK]
Broustet, Château [sha-TOH broo-STEH]
Buehler Vineyards [BYOO-ler]
Buena Vista Winery [BWAY-nuh VIHS-tah]
Burgess Cellars [BER-jihss]
Cadet-Piola, Château [sha-TOH kah-DAY PYOH-luh]
Le Caillou, Château [sha-TOH kah-YOO]
Cain Cellars [KAYN]
Calera Wine Company [ka-LEHR-uh]
Calon-Ségur, Château [sha-TOH kah-lawn-say-GYOOR]
De Camensac, Château [sha-TOH kah-mahn-SAHK]
Campo Fiorin [KAHM-poh FYOH-rihn]
Campo Viejo [KAHM-poh VYAY-hoh]
Canon, Château [sha-TOH kah-NAWN]
Canon-la-Gaffelière, Château [sha-TOH kah-NAWN lah gahf-LYEHR]
Cantemerle, Château [sha-TOH kahn-teh-MEHRL]
Cantenac-Brown, Château [sha-TOH kahn-teh-NAK BROWN]
Caramino [kah-rah-MEE-noh]
Carbonnieux, Château [sha-TOH kar-baw-NYEUH]
Carmenet Vineyard [kar-meh-NAY]
Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Château [sha-TOH lay KAHRM oh-bree-OHN]
Carneros Creek Winery [kahr-NEH-rohs]
Caymus Vineyards [KAY-muhss]
Certan-de-May, Château [sha-TOH sehr-TAHN duh MEH]
Certan-Giraud, Château [sha-TOH sehr-TAHN zhee-ROH]
Chalone Vineyard [shah-LOHN]
Chappellet Vineyard [shap-pehl-LAY]
Chasse-Spleen, Château [sha-TOH shahs SPLEEN]
Chateau Montelena [sha-TOH mawn-teh-LEE-nuh]
Chateau Ste. Michelle [sha-TOH saynt mih-SHELL]
Chateau St. Jean [sha-TOH saynt JEEN]
Chateau Woltner [sha-TOH WALT-ner]
Cheval Blanc, Château [sha-TOH shuh-vahl BLAN]
Citran, Château [sha-TOH see-TRAHN]
Clerc-Milon-Rothschild, Château [sha-TOH klehr mee-LAWN rawt-
SHEELD (rawth-CHILD)]
Climens, Château [sha-TOH klee-MAHS]
Clinet, Château [sha-TOH klee-NAY]
Clos des Jacobins [kloh day zha-koh-BAN]
Clos du Bois [kloh duh BWAH]
Clos du Val [kloh deu VAHL]
Clos Fourtet [kloh foor-TEH]
Clos l’Eglise [kloh lay-GLEEZ]
Clos Pegase [kloh pay-GAHS]
Codorníu [koh-dor-NOO]
B. R. Cohn [KOHN]
Coltassala [kohl-tahs-SAH-lah]
Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España (CVNE) [kohm-pah-NYEE-ah vihn-ee-KOH-luh dehl NOR-tay day ehs-PAHN-yah] (CVNE is pronounced KOO-nay and spelled Cune on labels)
La Conseilante, Château [sha-TOH lah kawn-seh-YAHNT]
Cos d’Estournel, Château [sha-TOH kaws dehss-toor-NEHL]
Cos Labory, Château [sha-TOH kaws lah-baw-REE]
Coutet, Château [sha-TOH koo-TEE]
Couvent-des-Jacobins, Château [sha-TOH koo-vahn day zhah-koh-BAN]
Croizet-Bages, Château [sha-TOH krwah-zeh BAHZH]
Cronin Vineyards [KROH-nihn]
Croque-Michotte, Château [sha-TOH krawk mee-SHAWT]
Curé-Bon-la-Madeleine, Château [sha-TOH kyoo-ray bawn lah mad-uh-LEHN]
Cuvaison Winery [KOO-vay-sawn (Fr. koo-veh-ZOHN)]
Dauzac, Château [sha-TOH doh-ZAHK]
Dehlinger Winery [DAY-leen-ger]
De Loach Vineyards [deh LOHSH]
Doisy-Daëne, Château [sha-TOH dwah-zee DAYN]
Doisy-Védrines, Château [sha-TOH dwah-zee vay-DREEN]
Domaine Carneros [doh-MAYN (Fr. daw-MEHN) kahr-NEH-rohs]
Domaine Chandon [doh-MAYN (Fr. daw-MEHN) shahn-DawN]
Domaine de Chevalier [doh-MAYN duh shuh-vah-LYAY]
Domaine Drouhin [doh-MAYN (Fr. daw-MEHN) DROO-ahn]
Domecq, Pedro [PAY-droh doh-MAYK]
La Dominique, Château [sha-TOH lah daw-mee-NEEK]
Dominus Estate [DAHM-ih-nuhs]
Ducru-Beaucaillou, Château [sha-TOH doo-KROO boh-kah-YOO]
Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, Château [sha-TOH doo-AHR mee-LAWN rawt-SHEELD (rawth-CHILD)]
Durfort-Vivens, Château [sha-TOH dyoor-fawr vee-VAHNS (vee-VAHN)]
L’Eglise-Clinet, Château [sha-TOH leh-GLEEZ klee-NAY]
Etude [ay-TEWD]
L’Evangile, Château [sha-TOH lay-vahn-ZHEEL]
Faustino Martínez [faws-TEE-noh mahr-TEE-nehz]
Ferrari-Carano Vineyards [fuh-RAHR-ree kuh-RAH-noh]
Ferreira [feh-RRAY-rah]
Ferrière, Château [sha-TOH feh-RYEHR]
Fetzer Vineyards [FEHT-zer]
de Fieuzal, Château [sha-TOH deh fyuh-ZAHL]
Figeac, Château [sha-TOH fee-ZHAHK]
Fiorano [fee-oh-RAH-noh]
Flaccianello [flahk-kee-ah-NEHL-loh]
La Fleur-Pétrus, Château [sha-TOH lah fluhr pay-TREWSS]
Folie à Deux Winery [FOH-lee ah doo]
Fonseca Guimaraens [fawn-SAY-kuh GIH-mah-rahns]
Franciscan Vineyards [fran-SIHS-kuhn]
Freixenet [fresh-ehn-EHT]
La Gaffelière, Château [sha-TOH gah-fuh-LYEHR]
E & J Gallo Winery [GA-loh]
Le Gay, Château [sha-TOH luh GAY]
Gazin, Château [sha-TOH gah-ZAN]
Geyser Peak [GI-ser]
Giscours, Château [sha-TOH zhees-KOOR]
Gloria, Château [sha-TOH glaw-RYAH]
Grand-Mayne, Château [sha-TOH grahn MEHN]
Grand-Puy-Ducasse, Château [sha-TOH grahn pwee doo-KAHSS]
Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Château [sha-TOH grahn pwee lah-KAWST]
Grange Hermitage [GRAHNZH ehr-mee-TAHZH]
Grgich Hills Cellar [GER-gihch]
Grifi [GREE-fee]
Gruaud-Larose, Château [sha-TOH groo-oh lah-ROHZ]
Guenoc Winery [GWEN-ahk]
Guiraud, Château [sha-TOH gee-ROH]
Hanzell Vineyards [han-ZELL]
Haut-Bages-Libéral, Château [sha-TOH oh BAHZH lee-bay-RAHL]
Haut-Bailly, Château [sha-TOH oh bah-YEE]
Haut-Batailley, Château [sha-TOH oh bah-tah-YEH]
Haut-Brion, Château [sha-TOH oh-bree-OHN]
Haut-Maurbuzet, Château [sha-TOH oh mar-boo-ZEH]
Hogue Cellars [HOHG]
Husch Vineyards [HUHSH]
d’Issan, Château [sha-TOH dee-SAHN]
Kesselstatt, Weingut Reichsgraf von [KEHSS-uhl-shtaht]
Kirwan, Château [sha-TOH keer-WAHN]
Krug [KROOG]
Charles Krug Winery [KROOG]
Kunde Estate Winery [KUHN-dee]
Lafaurie-Peyraguey, Château [sha-TOH lah-foh-REE peh-rah-GEH]
Lafite-Rothschild, Château [sha-TOH laf-FEET rawt-SHEELD (rawth-CHILD)]
Lafleur, Château [sha-TOH lah-FLEWR]
Lafon-Rochet, Château [sha-TOH lah-FAWN raw-SHAY]
Lagrange, Château [sha-TOH la-GRAHNZH]
La Lagune, Château [sha-TOH lah lah-GEWN]
Lamothe, Château [sha-TOH lah-MOTT]
Lanessan, Château [sha-TOH lah-neh-SAHN]
Langoa-Barton, Château [sha-TOH lahn-GWAH bahr-TAWN]
Larmande, Château [sha-TOH lahr-MAHND]
Lascombes, Château [sha-TOH lahs-KAWMB]
Latour, Château [sha-TOH lah-TOOR]
Latour à Pomerol, Château [sha-TOH lah-TOOR ah paw-muh-RAWL]
Laurent-Perrier [law-RAHN pehr-RYAY]
Leonetti Cellar [lee-oh-NEH-tee]
Léoville-Barton, Château [sha-TOH lay-aw-VEEL bahr-TAWN]
Léoville-Las-Cases, Château [sha-TOH lay-aw-VEEL lahss KAHZ]
Léoville-Poyferré, Château [sha-TOH lay-aw-VEEL pwah-fuh-RAY]
López de Heredia [LOH-pehz day ay-ray-DYAH]
La Louvière, Château [sha-TOH lah loo-VYEHR]
Lynch-Bages, Château [sha-TOH lansh BAZH (lihnsh-BAHZH)]
Lynch-Moussas, Château [sha-TOH lansh moo-SAH (lihnsh moo-SAH)]
Lytton Springs Winery [LIHT-uhn]
Malartic-Lagravière, Château [sha-TOH mah-lahr-TEEK lah-gra-VYEHR]
Malescot-St. Exupéry, Château [sha-TOH mah-less-KOH san tegzew-pay-REE]
de Malle, Château [sha-TOH duh MAHL]
Margaux, Château [sha-TOH mahr-GOH]
Marqués de Cáceres [mahr-KAYSS deh kah-THAY-rehs]
Marqués de Murrieta [mahr-KAYSS deh myoor-ree-EHT-uh]
Marqués de Riscal [mahr-KAYSS deh rees-KAHL]
Marquis d’Alesme-Becker, Château [sha-TOH mahr-KEE dah-lehm beh-KEHR]
Marquis de Terme, Château [sha-TOH mahr-KEE duh TEHRM]
Louis M. Martini Winery [LOO-ee mahr-TEE-nee]
Matanzas Creek Winery [muh-TAN-zuhs]
Maucaillou, Château [sha-TOH mow-kah-YOO]
Mayacamas Vineyards [mi-yuh-KAH-muhs]
Mazzocco Vineyards [muh-ZAH-koh]
Meyney, Château [sha-TOH may-NAY]
La Mission-Haut-Brion, Château [sha-TOH lah mee-SYAWN ohbree-OHN]
Moët et Chandon [moh-EHT ay Shahn-DAWN]
Monbrison, Château [sha-TOH mawn-bree-SAWN]
Mondavi, Robert; Robert Mondavi Winery [mawn-DAH-vee]
Monticello Cellars [mawn-tih-CHEHL-oh]
Montrose, Château [sha-TOH mawn-ROHZ]
Mouton-Cadet [moo-TAWN kah-DAY]
Mouton d’Armailhacq, Château [sha-TOH moo-TAWN dahr-mah-YAK]
Mouton-Rothschild, Château [sha-TOH moo-TAWN rawt-SHEELD (RAWTH-child)]
Musar, Château [sha-TOH moo-SAHR]
Myrat, Château [sha-TOH mee-RAH]
Nairac, Château [sha-TOH neh-RAK]
Nalle Winery [NAHL]
Nenin, Château [sha-TOH neh-NAN]
Niebaum-Coppola Estate [NEE-bowm KOH-puh-luh]
Olivier, Château [sha-TOH aw-lee-VYAY]
Opus One [OH-puhs]
Palazzo Altesi [pah-LAHT-tsoh ahl-TAY-see]
Palmer, Château [sha-TOH pahl-MEHR (PAHL-muhr)]
Pape-Clément, Château [sha-TOH pahp klay-MAHN]
Pavie, Château [sha-TOH pah-VEE]
Pavie-Macquin, Château [sha-TOH pah-vee mah-KEEN]
Robert Pecota Winery [peh-KOH-tuh]
Pedesclaux, Château [sha-TOH pay-dehs-KLOH]
Perrier, Joseph [peh-RYAY]
Perrier-Jouët [peh-RYAY zhoo-AY]
Petit-Village, Château [sha-TOH puh-TEE vee-LAHZH]
Pétrus, Château [sha-TOH pay-TREWSS]
Pichon-Longueville Baron, Château [sha-TOH pee-SHAWN lawng-VEEL behr-ON]
Pichon-Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande, Château [sha-TOH pee-SHAWN lawng-VEEL kohm-TEHSS duh lah-LAHND]
Piper Heidsieck [PIPE-er HIDE-sehk]
La Pointe, Château [sha-TOH lah PWAHNT]
Pol Roger [pawl roh-ZHAY]
Pontet-Canet, Château [sha-TOH pawn-teh kah-NEH]
Potensac, Château [sha-TOH poh-tahn-SAK]
Pouget, Château [sha-TOH poo-ZHEH]
Poujeaux, Château [sha-TOH poo-ZHOH]
Prieuré-Lichine, Château [sha-TOH pree-uh-RAY lee-SHEEN]
Prüm [PROOM]
Quinta do Noval [KEEN-tah doh NOH-vahl]
Quivira Vineyards [kee-VEER-uh]
Rabaud-Promis, Château [sha-TOH ra-BOH praw-mee]
A. Rafanelli Winery [ra-fuh-NEHL-lee]
Rausan-Ségla, Château [sha-TOH roh-ZAHN say-GLAH]
Rauzan-Gassies, Château [sha-TOH roh-ZAHN gah-SEE (gah-SEES)]
Raymond-Lafon, Château [sha-TOH ray-MAWN lah-FAWN]
Rayne-Vigneau, Château [sha-TOH rayn vee-NYOH]
Regaleali [reh-gah-leh-AH-lee]
Rieussec, Château [sha-TOH ree-uh-SEHK]
J. Rochioli Vineyards [roh-kee-OH-lee]
Roederer, Louis [loo-EE ROH-duh-rer]
Roederer Estate [ROH-duh-rer]
Romer du Hayot, Château [sha-TOH raw-MEHR doo hay-OH]
Rosenblum Cellars [ROH-suhn-bloom]
St. Clement Vineyards [saynt KLIH-muhnt]
Saint-Pierre, Château [sha-TOH san PYEHR]
Saintsbury Cellars [SAYNTS-behry]
Schloss Groenesteyn [SHLAWSS GRUH-nuh-shtine]
Schloss Johannisberg [SHLAWSS yoh-HAHN-ihss-berk]
Schloss Reinhartshausen [SHLAWSS RINE-harts-how-zuhn]
Schloss Schönborn [SHLAWSS SHOEN-born]
Schloss Vollrads [SHLAWSS FAWL-rahts]
Schramsberg Vineyards [SHRAMS-berg]
Sebastiani Vineyards [seh-bas-tee-YAH-nee]
Sequoia Grove [sih-KWOY-uh]
Sigalas Rabaud, Château [sha-TOH see-gah-LAH rah-BOH]
Silverado Vineyards [sihl-vuh-RAH-doh]
Simi Winery [SEE-mee]
Simmern, Langwerth von [LAHNG-vayrt fuhn ZIHM-uhrn]
Robert Sinskey Vineyards [SIHN-skee]
Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Château [sha-TOH smeet oh lah-FEET]
Sociando-Mallet, Château [sha-TOH soh-syahn-DOH mah-LAY]
Il Sodaccio [eel soh-DAH-tchoh]
I Sodi di San Niccolo [ee SOH-dee dee sahn nee-KOH-loh]
Solaia [soh-LEH-yuh]
Sonoma-Cutrer [soh-NOH-muh koo-TREHR]
Soutard, Château [sha-TOH soo-TAHR]
Spottswoode Vineyard [SPOTS-wood]
Steltzner Vineyards [STEHLT-sner]
Suau, Château [sha-TOH soo-OH]
Suduiraut, Château [sha-TOH soo-dwee-ROH]
Taittinger [taht-teen-ZHEHR]
Talbot, Château [sha-TOH tahl-BOH]
Tavernelle [tah-vehr-NEHL]
du Tertre, Château [sha-TOH doo tehr-TRUH]
Le Tertre-Roteboeuf, Château [sha-TOH luh tehr-TRUH roht-BURF]
Thanisch, Wwe, Dr. H. [TAH-nihsh]
Tignanello [tee-nyah-NELL-oh]
Torbato di Alghero [tohr-BAH-toh dee ahl-GEH-roh]
Torcolato [tohr-koh-LAH-toh]
Torres [TAWR-rehs]
La Tour-Carnet, Château [sha-TOH lah toor kahr-nay]
La Tour Blanche, Château [sha-TOH lah toor BLAHNSH]
Tour du Haut-Moulin, Château [sha-TOH toor doo oh moo-LAHN]
La Tour-Martillac, Château [sha-TOH lah toor mahr-tee-YAHK]
Trefethen Vineyards [treh-FEH-thihn]
Troplong-Mondot, Château [sha-TOH troh-LAWN mawn-DOH]
Trotanoy, Château [sha-TOH traw-tah-NWAH]
Trottevieille, Château [sha-TOH trawt-VYEH-yuh]
Tudal Winery [too-DAHL]
Vega Sicilia [BAY-gah see-SEE-lyah]
Venegazzu [veh-neh-GAHD-dzoo]
Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin [vurv klee-KOH pawn-sahr-DAN]
Vichon Winery [vee-SHAWN]
Vieux-Château-Certan [vyew shah-TOH sehr-TAHN]
Villa Mt. Eden [VIHL-luh mownt EE-dn]
Vintage Tunina [too-NEE-nah]
Vita Nova [VEE-tuh NOH-vuh]
Warre [WEHR]
Wente Bros. [WIHN-tee]
d’Yquem, Château [sha-TOH dee-KEHM]

© Copyright Barron's Educational Services, Inc.
1995 based on THE WINE LOVER'S COMPANION,
by Ron Herbst and Sharon Tyler Herbst.


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