The Conas hamlet in Pézenas is the historical cradle of Domaines Paul Mas. Located on the Ile de Conas Estate, the castle has a long history, going back more than a thousand years. Domaine de Conas was split in 1792 and sold at auction.
Only the château and the mill remained together with 27 hectares (66 acres), which became Raymond Mas’ (Jean Claude’s grandfather) property from 1954.
Considered a flagship of the Sud de France brand, their wines express all the richness and diversity of the region.
Domaines Paul Mas owns more than 600 hectares of vineyards, and work in partnership with grape growers across an additional 1312 hectares of vines. This means they have access to 40 different grape varieties, both local and international, as well as an incredible range of different terroirs in the Languedoc.
This diversity is all down to the unique situation of the region, bound by the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the mountains of the north, and by its geological formation.
Jean-Claude Mas was born in a winemaking environment in the Languedoc, in Pézenas. At the age of 3, during the harvest, he escaped from his mother and ran 2.5 km to meet his grandfather in the cellar! This was a moment that he never forgot, when his interest and passion for wine were born!
Jean-Claude Mas is often described as a pioneer from the New Languedoc, belonging to the New wave of French wines, one of those on a mission to give Languedoc his former glory back in a region where wine production goes back to more than 2000 years.