A unique landscape
Whether we drive into Vinsobres from Vaison via Mirabel, or from Valréas or Bollène, we cannot fail to fall in love with the beauty of its landscapes – a remarkable amphitheatre of vineyards on one side and on the other, a hilltop village overlooked by Mont Ventoux.
What first catches our eye is the large expanse of wooded land. For the last thirty years, the residents and wine producers of Vinsobres have fought to protect their public and private woodlands by voluntarily removing them from the appellation.
At the last demarcation of the Cru, they had excluded over 900 hectares of woodland (i.e. 25% of the commune’s surface area). The 1,800 hectares of vineyards alternate with other traditional crops (olive and truffle trees), as well as lavender fields and fruit trees on the plateau and hillsides, creating a gorgeous visual panorama that hundreds of photographers and painters immortalize every year.
Four rich and varied terroirs
This wine region covers just 7km of hillsides in the commune of Vinsobres, in Provençal Drôme.
The Vinsobres terroir is characterised by its high density of Syrah vines which lend the wines their remarkable freshness and spicy character. Situated in Provençal Drôme, Vinsobres is one of the region’s highest altitude appellations. It benefits from the influence of the Pre-Alps and local winds.
It also enjoys a Mediterranean influence. The summers are warm and dry owing to the rise in latitude of anticyclones interspersed with severe storms. The commune of Vinsobres enjoys a great deal of sunshine.