The Fronsac and Canon-Fronsac appellations are located around the town of Fronsac on the Dordogne River to the northwest of Saint-Emilion on Bordeaux's Right Bank. Only red wines are produced, and the typical blend is based on Cabernet Franc with smaller amounts of Merlot.

The wines tend to be supple and rich, and are about on par with Cru Bourgeois wines from the Medoc in terms of quality. Similarly, Fronsac can present some of the best price-to-quality ratios in all of Bordeaux. Much investment has been going on in the region, as can be evidenced by the fact that 13% of local vineyards are now owned by Chinese interests. This is helping to raise overall quality in the region and Fronsac is very much an insider's choice for quality Right Bank Bordeaux that won't break the bank. (Wine/Appellations)