In the late 1990s Hervé Bizeul and his wife, Claudine, found the perfect property to help them realize their dream of making wine: lost in a desert of garrigue (the scrub brush distinct to southern France) and surrounded by dry stone walls, Clos des Fées
sits on the limestone cirque of Vingrau in Roussillon. A former sommelier and food critic, Hervé held many positions related to wine before becoming a producer. He was even awarded the Ruinard trophy for the Best Young Sommelier in France, almost 25 years ago.
Domaine du Clos des Fées now covers almost 30 hectares (74 acres) in Côtes du Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon Villages, and Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes. The steep, terraced vineyards sit on clay-limestone soils and are worked according to lutte raisonnée, with close observation, full plowing, rejection of chemical treatments, and entirely manual harvests. The resulting wines are adored worldwide, both for the quality of the product and for the passion and enthusiasm of their famous producer.
More informations on the website Clos des Fées