The vineyard of Vacqueyras is located on the southern border the cru of Gigondas and covers 1390 hectares of land which extends over the communes of Vacqueyras and Sarrians. At it’s northern edge the vineyards are situated on the light slopes of the Dentelles des Montmirail. The vast majority of the vineyard is located on a raised terraces south and south west of the Dentelles.
Unlike, the neighbouring cru of Gigondas, the vineyards are predominantly located on wide flat terraces which were formed by the Ouvéze river (which feed the Rhône river). There are some rolling slopes, but these are the exception rather than the norm.
Consequently, the vineyards are exposed to the heat of the sun from dawn until dusk.