The appellation, named after the city of Poitiers, is located in the French wine-growing region Loire south of the two appellations Anjou and Saumur, The former VDQS division (until 1989 it was called Vin du Haut-Poitou) was classified as AOP in 2010. In the Middle Ages, the wines were better known than those from the Bordeaux and were followed in large numbers via the port of La Rochelle England exported. The vineyards cover around 800 hectares of vineyards at 80 to 130 meters above sea level in almost 50 communities. The white wines are made Sauvignon Blanc. Chardonnay. Pinot Blanc and Chenin Blanc blended. The red and rosé wines are made Pinot Noir. Gamay. Merlot, Malbec ( Cot ) Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Gamay complexion de Chaudenay and Grolleau Noir blended. Well-known producers are Domaine la Tour Beaumont, Robert Champalou, Gérard Descoux, Cave du Haut-Poitou, Jacques Morgreau, Domaine de la Rôtisserie and Domaine de Villemont.