is a commune
of the Vaucluse département
in southern France
The word "beaumes" comes from the old Provençal
meaning "cave" or "grotto". The surrounding hills have many of these caves that were inhabited during the Iron Age
The village gives its name to a sweet wine appellation, Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise
. And also now to a red wine, formerly Côtes du Rhone Villages Beaumes-de-Venise, now AC Beaumes-de-Venise.