South of France and good wine, the two go well together. In and around Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort you will find many wineries where wine tastings are often held. A selection of many:
Le Mazelet is a family-owned organic vineyard nestled in the foothills of the Cevennes national park, west of the Rhône valley, at an altitude of 210 metres. The microclimate of the valley, with protection from the strong, northerly, Mistral winds, brings bright sunny days and cool nights towards the end of the season, allowing the grapes to achieve optimum maturity. Our terroir of clay limestone soils gives structure and fullness to the wines.
Five hectares of organic vineyards are planted with red grape varieties (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and new plantings of Cinsault and Pinot Noir) and white grape varieties (new plantings of Viognier, Grenache Blanc and Vermentino). Wild grasses, clover and mustard are left to growe between the vines for reasons of biodiversity and quality. No herbicides and pesticides are used, and the use of copper sulphate and sulphur are limited. Wildlife abounds. In spring, the vineyard echoes to the sound of frogs and in summer, the rows of vines are alive with insects, lizards and birds.
Travel to the beautiful wine region of the ‘Piemont Cévénol’ and visit our privately run vineyard. In our ‘petit’ cellar you can see, smell and taste our range of wines.
All year by appointment +33 618.104.22.168
Mas du Mazelet
30140 Saint Félix de Pallières
Terre des 2 Sources
Terre des 2 Sources came about from the collaboration of two couples who each had a similar dream: to find the right land and environment to craft exceptional wines. It didn’t take too long for them to locate a gem just south of the Cévennes mountains, Domaine de la Devèze. With a variety of soils, slopes and aspects residing in a climate moderated by higher elevation and proximity to the mountains, the vineyards can produce wines of complexity and elegance.
In total there are 34 hectares of vines that include seventeen different varieties. The vineyards tend to be on gentle to moderate slopes with an elevation of almost 200 metres. The oldest vines we have were planted in 1955, with intensive plantings in the early 1970s and steady re-developments in the mid 1980s through to 2008. With such a diverse collection of vine ages, varieties, parcels and training systems, uniform management is out of the question! Therefore each parcel’s characteristics has to be considered when deciding on how best to manage the vines.
Feel free to contact us +33 4 67 73 70 21
Terre des 2 Sources