Susa Valley and Historic Grapes




The grape vine first appeared in the Susa Valley in the second century BCE.

Susa Valley and Historic Grapes




In 1997, the Valsusa Designation of Controlled Origin was created.

Susa Valley and Historic Grapes




The grape vine grows above one thousand meters.

Susa Valley and Historic Grapes




Valsusa Rosso, Valsusa Baratuciat, Valsusa Avanà, Valsusa Becuet

Local viticulture has proven to be tenacious on many occasions and its people have challenged the difficult environmental conditions of the Alps with their strength of will, in the face of adversities such as the arrival of the phylloxera vine blight, the advent of World Wars and industrialisation, which literally emptied the countryside.
The Susa Valley is characterised by a verdant valley floor surrounded by imposing mountains (from Rocciamelone to the Ambin massif).
There are many important alpine passes from an historical and cultural perspective: the mains ones being Moncenisio and Monginevro. For this reason, with its strategic position in the centre of the valley, the City of Susa has always represented a political, cultural and spiritual point of reference throughout history.

Capital of the Cozii Kingdom, it then became Segusium, a name granted by the Romans. Ruins are widespread throughout the city such as the Arch of Augustus, the aqueduct and the arena. The medieval period saw the construction of various monuments, followed by the fortifications of the eighteenth century. The city is dominated by the castle of the Marchioness Adelaide of Savoy and in the historic centre; the Cathedral of San Giusto sits between the Medieval walls and the Roman forum.
Today, Susa continues to be a crossroads for Italy-France transalpine routes and its streets are full of charming hotels and tourist sites.

Valsusa Rosso

Valsusa Baratuciat

Valsusa Avanà

Valsusa Becuet

In 1997, the Valsusa Controlled Designation of Origin was established

In recognition of those who devoted their lives to vineyards, which rise up to the highest altitudes of the entire Alpine range, sometimes over one thousand meters (3,000 feet).


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