The Coopérative of Vacqueyas in the Côtes du Rhône was built in 1956/1957 by a well-named architect, Mr Henri Enjouvin. Mr Enjouvin having also taken part in the planning and construction of many other coops in southern France and Provence before and after WW2. Named initially Coopérative Vinicole les Vins du Troubadour, it was renamed in a more modern way a few years ago as Vignerons de Caractère and it has also gone through a major growth and modernization.
This 1986 Vacqueyras was purchased from a cellar where it was stored since release. We drank one (maybe 2:) to see how it was drinking, and it was very very good. A very interesting piece of Rhone valley history.