The Luberon Regional Natural Park acts as the setting for the Luberon vineyards. These currently cover 36 communes, which are all situated in the south east of the Vaucluse department.
The climate in the Luberon is classified as Mediterranean but under the influence of a more continental climate from the Alps and Rhone Valley.
The vineyards obtained the Appellation of Controlled Origin in 1988.
The red and rosé wines are made from Syrah and Black Grenache (minimum of 60%), Mourvèdre, Carignan and Cinsault (maximum of 20%), and other grape varieties of the Appellation that are accepted (Black Picpoul, Black Counoise, Black Gamay with white juice, Black Pinot). The white wines are made from White Grenache, White Ugni (limited to 50%), White Clairette, Vermentino (or Rolle), White Bourboulenc, and other secondary grape varieties that are accepted (Roussanne and Marsanne).
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