The appellation, named after the 1,912 meter high Mont Ventoux, is located in the southern section of the wine-growing region Rhone, Up to the 2008 vintage, the name was Côtes du Ventoux (the reason for the renaming is the more unambiguous identification for the consumer). The area was elevated to VDQS in 1951 and finally to AOC in 1973. The vineyards cover around 7,700 hectares of vineyards in 51 municipalities on the left bank of the Rhône in the department Vaucluse between Vaison-la-Romaine in the north and Apt in the south. Winegrowing existed here as early as the first century BC. BC, which is evidenced by excavations at Mazan. In the Middle Ages the quality standards were raised by the large monasteries, especially during the presence of the Popes in Avignon from 1309 to 1414. The wine was also delivered to the French royal families.
Red wine and rosé are made from the main varieties Grenache Noir ( Garnacha Tinta ) Syrah. Cinsault and Mourvèdre ( Monastrell ), maximum 30% Carignan Noir, as well as a maximum of 20% Piquepoul Noir. Counoise and also blended the white wines approved here. The white wine contains the varieties Clairette and Bourboulenc, as well as a maximum of 30% Grenache Blanc ( Garnacha Blanca ) and Roussanne, Until 2014, the secondary varieties were still Piquepoul Blanc. Pascal Blanc and Ugni Blanc ( Trebbiano Toscano ) authorized.
Well-known producers are Domaine des Anges, Arnoux & Fils, CV des Coteaux du Mont Ventoux, Château La Croix des Pins, Domaines de Fenouillet, Domaine de Fondrèche, Domaine Brusset. Domaine Champ-Long, Domaine Font-Sane, Jaboulet-Aîné, Domaine le Murmurium, Château Pesquié, Domaine de la Pigeade, Domaine Saint-Croix, Domaine Saint-Sauveur, Château Valcombe, Domaine de la Verrière and Domaine du Vieux Lazaret,