Department in the southeast France with the capital Digne-les-Bains in the political region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. It borders the Alpes Maritimes (O), var (S), Vaucluse (W) Drôme (NW) and Hautes-Alpes (N), as well as at Italy (NO). The winegrowing areas belong to the winegrowing region Provence, The country wine or 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,
80% red, 15% rosé and 5% white wines are produced. The bulk comes from the Durance Valley in the east. The main red wines are Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ) Cinsault. Syrah, Carignan Noir ( mazuelo ) Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, The main types of white wine are Ugni Blanc ( Trebbiano Toscano ) Clairette. Chardonnay and Muscat Blanc, Well-known producers are Cave la Madeleine u. Domaine de Régusse.