If you have just arrived in the region, start your discovery of the land with the Château de Suze-la-Rousse. More than just a superb medieval fortress, it houses an interesting museum trail dedicated to wine and its history in the Drôme.
But that's not all! It is also home to a renowned wine university which has planted 70 grape varieties in this vineyard garden. Handy for learning how to spot the region's wines!
You can quickly see it when you walk around in the Drôme Provençale, the vine rubs shoulders with the olive tree. Before the 60s, the olive was even one of the flagship crops. But the frosts of 1929 and 1956 were so devastating that the olive trees gave way to the less fragile vine. The history of Vinsobres, aCôtes du Rhône cru, is emblematic of this reversal. So much so that the village of the same name is today perched in the middle of an amphitheatre of vines that produce red wines of great intensity and characteristic freshness.
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