Mas de Gourgonnier

Mas-de-Gourgonnier-vineyardMas de Gourgonnier

Les Baux de Provence


Between Avignon and the sea there is a range of rocky hills rising from the Rhone valley, the Alpilles. Dotted with thousand year old fortified villages and pockets of olives and vines, this is the very heart of Provence, Les Baux de Provence, where the garrigue perfumes the air. Here’s where you find Mas de Gourgonnier, a family-run estate that’s been organic as long as anyone can remember. Luc and Frederic Cartier, succeeded their dad Nicolas, cultivating 47 hectares of vines, and 20 hectares of olives. And now Luc’s daughter Eve is gradually taking the reins.    read more

The climate certainly makes organic farming somewhat easier, as the hot, dry, windy conditions naturally control many vine pests and diseases. They follow the Nature & Progress regime, and are certified organic by Ecocert.

Everything is hand-harvested, and vinified traditionally. The red wines are aged in magnificent huge old wooden vats. They also make a lovely rose and white.