Vinsobres red wines were granted their own appellation status as an AOC in 2006. The village had previously been under the Côtes du Rhône Villages umbrella since 1967. The white and rosé wines of the village are sold under the Côtes du Rhône designation.
High altitude vineyards surround Vinsobres, running for 10km on the south-east facing limestone slopes which mark the beginning of the Alpine foothills. This privileged position at higher altitudes affords a mild microclimate throughout the year with the Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux as a backdrop, which lends wines from the region great freshness and complexity from a longer vegetative maturation cycle. The soils here are rocky and rich in limestone, but there are also patches of sandy soil. Vinsobres sits at a higher elevation than neighboring Gigondas or Vacqueyras, which is a key concept for the definition of the appellation and what sets them apart: freshness and finesse.