The first archaeological traces of the Ventoux wines were discovered near Carpentras and Apt. These are wine amphoras and production tools that allowed the first traces of wine growing to be dated to Roman times. With the reign of the papacy on the comtat venaissin, it was the popes of Avignon who developed agriculture and more particularly viticulture in the Ventoux area.
As early as 1939, the winegrowers set up a Ventoux Wine Syndicate to promote the quality and character of the region’s wines. Thanks to their actions, their wines were classified as Vin Délimité de Qualité Supérieure (VDQS) appellation of origin in 1953, and were granted AOC status in 1973.