The appellation, named after the city of Vendôme, lies north of the area Touraine
in the winegrowing region Loire
, The vineyards are located on both banks of the Loire tributary upstream from Loir Jasnières
, The white wine is made from Chenin Blanc with a maximum of 20% Chardonnay. The red wine is blended from Pineau d'Aunis (at least 30%), Gamay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The rosé wine is produced from Pineau d'Aunis and a maximum of 30% Gamay. A specialty is a lightly pressed one Vin gris
(very light rosé wine) from Pineau d'Aunis. Well-known producers are Domaine du Four à Chaux, Patrice Colin, Emile Heredia and Domaine Minier.