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A winery founded

by a silent order of monks

For a taste of the region’s best wines, travelers can visit the Chartreuse de Mougères Winery, just outside of Pezenas, located on the grounds of one of the oldest vineyards in the area. In 1328, it was converted into a convent; however, the monastery was eventually abandoned and sat empty until a new church was built in 1645. After the French Revolution, a group of monks, called the Chartreux, took up residence at the monastery and resumed the task of harvesting grapes for wine. Today, the vineyard is run by a Catholic trade school and sells a wide variety of wines.

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