Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is a department in southern France; note that it was once part of the Provence region, but today is NOT. It is located west of the Luberon district of the Rhone Valley; part of the northeastern reaches of this department borders with Italy. The wines of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence are legally entitled to an IGP (Protected Geographic Indication) classification.

Reds and rosés, made from classic Rhone varieties such as Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, while the small percentage of whites are made from varieties such as Viognier and Vermentino. The area is quite mountainous, so the hot summer temperatures are mitigated by cooling maritime breezes; this results in wines with good acidity and balance.

The wines are medium-bodied and should be consumed in their youth, from two to five years. Pair the reds with light game birds, the rosés with soups and the whites with lighter cheeses or seafood. (Wine/Appellations)