Département in the southeast France with the capital Digne-les-Bains in the political region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It borders the department of Alpes Maritimes (O), var (S), Vaucluse (W) Drôme (NW) and Hautes-Alpes (N), as well as Italy (NO). The winegrowing areas belong to the winegrowing region Provence, The country wine or the entire département comprehensive IGP area is called Alpes de Haute-Provence. There are no local IGP areas. The department is also part of the large regional IGP area Méditerranée,
To 80% red, 15% rosé and 5% white wines are produced. The main part comes from the Durance Valley in the east. The most important red wines are Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ) Cinsault. Syrah, Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, The most important white wines are Ugni Blanc ( Trebbiano Toscano ) Clairette. Chardonnay and Muscat Blanc, Well-known producers are Cave la Madeleine u. Domaine de Régusse.