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Mas d’Intras

Wine producer // 
Sebastien Pradèl & Denis Robert
District // 
Ardèche
Method // 
Organic

The family domain of Mas D'Intras has been farming grapes for four centuries, but it was only in the 80's that Robert family stopped selling their grapes to the local coop that the family had helped establish. Domaine Mas D'Intras was born. In the late nineties Alfonse recognised that his soil was suffering and he began to turn his attention to organic farming, acheiving Ecocert organic status in 2009. He planted grass in between the vines, and started to plough every second row to direct water retention and moisture to the soil around the vines. The Robert family is always searching for ways like this to make a lesser impact on the environment through his work. For example, they switched the standard 550g bottles to their lighter, smaller bottles, which weigh only 300g and allow the domaine to transport 3,300 bottles out of the estate rather than the previous 2,600 saving 30 tonnes of glass a year.

Wine producer // 
Sebastien Pradèl & Denis Robert
District // 
Ardèche
Method // 
Organic