In northern France, at the site of Vaugourdon, the remains of a Roman-Gallic wine press were discovered, dating back to the 2nd century CE. According to scientists, it is the earliest archaeological evidence of winemaking in this part of France.
The wine press was discovered in the area of the former farmhouse, which, by the way, had an advanced heating system – hypocaustum. There were also women’s remains, but it is still unknown whether they come from Roman times.
Winemaking in ancient times was much more popular in southern Gaul, but the find proves it was also found in the north.