The family domaine of Mas d'Intras has been farming grapes for four centuries, but it wasn't until the 1980's that Robert's family stopped selling their grapes to the local coop, which the family had helped establish. With that decision, Domaine Mas d'Intras was born. In the late nineties they recognised that their soil was suffering and they began to turn their attention to organic farming, acheiving Ecocert organic status in 2009. They planted grass in between the vines, and started to plough every other 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 their 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.