Département in the southeast France with the capital Valence in the political region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, which is named after the tributary of the Rhône. It is located in the middle of Département Vaucluse (South), Alpes de Haute-Provence (Southeast), Hautes-Alpes (east), Isère (north) and Ardèche (West). The vineyards cover about 20,000 hectares of vineyards on granite and limestone soils. It is temperate, continental climate in front. The winegrowing areas belong to the winegrowing region Rhone, The AOC areas are:
The country wine or the entire département comprehensive IGP area is called Drôme. This can be complemented by the narrower, geographical names Comté de Grignan and Coteaux de Montélimar (formerly these were independent VdP areas). Other standalone IGP areas are Collines Rhônaniennes and Coteaux des Baronnies. Drôme is also part of the two major regional IGP areas Comtés of Rhodania and Méditerranée, The 80% produced red and rosé wines are mainly from Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ) Syrah. Gamay. Pinot Noir. Mondeuse Noire and Merlot blended. The white wines are from the varieties Viognier. Chardonnay. Marsanne. Roussanne. Altesse. Clairette and Viognier vinified.