Although very old, the Vinsobres wine region has remained relatively small in size. It expanded significantly after the frosts of 1956, which largely destroyed the region’s olive groves (14,000 out of 15,000 olive trees were destroyed!) and resulted in farmers converting to less precarious crops: the vine.
The “savoir-faire” / expertise of the appellation’s winemakers and the quality of their terroirs allowed the AOC / PDO Vinsobres to be recognized as a “Cru des Côtes du Rhône” on February 17, 2006 for its red wine. Previously classified as a “Côtes du Rhône Villages”, the accession to the rank of “Cru” is a well-deserved recognition for the winegrowers who, from generation to generation, worked to preserve and enhance this atypical terroir.
Production is ensured by 30 domains and three cooperative cellars
Some say “what a funny name”, we proclaim Vinsobres!
Vinsobres, what an unusual name: amusing oxymoron making the pride of its winemakers.
Although its exact origin is not entirely clear, according to latin etymology, Vinsobres comes from “Vinsobris” meaning “vine” and “work”.
This explanation would suggest that Vinsobres is, and will remain, a village of vineyards and wine producers.