As early as 1936, on the advent of the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) concept,
The INAO (Institut National d’Appellation d’Origine) affirmed the high quality of wines from Régnié and Durette
designated Beaujolais AOC (Beaujolais Villages).
But it was in October 1988, thanks to the dedicated and relentless work of many of the commune’s vinegrower-winemakers and the municipality of Régnié-Durette (the communes merged in 1973), that Régnié finally became a Beaujolais communal appellation or ‘Beaujolais Cru’.
In 2017, 2018 and 2019, a number of cuvées from the Cru secured awards at the Concours International du Gamay and were recognised as being the ‘Best Gamay in the World’. These honours bolster Régnié’s image and reputation with both the general public and professionals the world over.