Named after the commune of the same name, the appellation in the Département of Loir-et-Cher covers almost 50 hectares of vineyards in 11 communes south of the city of Blois on the left bank of the Loire
. It partly overlaps with the much larger Cheverny
area. The straw-yellow white wine is made from the autochthonous
grape variety Romorantin
. According to legend, the vine was planted by King François I. (1494-1547), when he resided in the eponymous castle Romorantin.