Vaucluse is an IGP title for red, white and rosé wines that are produced in the administrative department of the same name in southeastern France. The department lies in the heart of the southern Rhone Valley, and is home to such famous winegrowing villages as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Beaumes-de-Venise and Vacqueyras, as well as the catchment area of the sizable Ventoux and Cotes du Rhone Villages appellations. The IGP exists to allow growers in the area to experiment with grape varieties and winemaking techniques that fall outside of the AOC-level appellation requirements.
Vaucluse is diverse geographically, ranging from the large alluvial plain on the western side to the high peaks of the Luberon mountains in the eastern part of the area. Mont Ventoux is the most imposing of these, rising some 6200ft (2000m) above sea level. The Rhone river makes up the western border of the appellation, and the Durance river delimits the southern border.