Beaujolais Villages is divided into three zones, where wines of various characteristics are produced. The southern zone is near the Haute-Azergues hills and has soil that produces very fruity wine. Wines with greater structure are made in the central zone, and the northern area is known for its full-bodied wine.
Over 18 square miles, 1,200 growers produce roughly 32 million bottles a year. The vines for Beaujolais Villages grow in 38 villages, which make up the heart of the Beaujolais region. White and rosé Beaujolais Villages are made at the northern end of the vine growing area, close to the Mâconnais district.