Clos Guérin

The adventure of an atypical domain

A family passion born in the XIXth century

Wine-growers from father to son

At the dawn of the previous century, the ancestor of the Guérin family, a well-advised farmer, native of “Haute Loire”, came down from his mountain abode towards the rich plains of the Cévennes in the Gard, to revive a deserted estate and develop it. The first results proved very fruitful, so much so that the ancestor soon sold this property in order to acquire three wine-growing “mas” to settle his sons at Saint-Ambroix, Mazac and Alès.

The Alès estate assigned to his son Baptiste and named “Mas des Pins” is a delightful “mas” from the end of the XIXth century in the shade of century old pine trees and surrounded by the cultivated land. At that time, besides the vine, peach trees and fig trees, the estate produced cereals and vegetables. After the Second World War, the farm produced milk as well and became almost autonomous with its cattle and fowls.

It’s a model of polyculture “in the natural way” as the first “phytosanitary” products appear on the agricultural market.

Wine-growers from father to son

At the dawn of the previous century, the ancestor of the Guérin family, a well-advised farmer, native of “Haute Loire”, came down from his mountain abode towards the rich plains of the Cévennes in the Gard, to revive a deserted estate and develop it. The first results proved very fruitful, so much so that the ancestor soon sold this property in order to acquire three wine-growing “mas” to settle his sons at Saint-Ambroix, Mazac and Alès.

The Alès estate assigned to his son Baptiste and named “Mas des Pins” is a delightful “mas” from the end of the XIXth century in the shade of century old pine trees and surrounded by the cultivated land. At that time, besides the vine, peach trees and fig trees, the estate produced cereals and vegetables. After the Second World War, the farm produced milk as well and became almost autonomous with its cattle and fowls.

It’s a model of polyculture “in the natural way” as the first “phytosanitary” products appear on the agricultural market.

The great turning point

Jean and Régis, Baptiste’s sons carried on the family tradition, but, in the sixties, the deal changes with the deployment of intensive agriculture, the coming supermarkets and monetary inflation. The soil becomes somewhat unproductive for low yield productions. It becomes obvious that mixed farming on small areas cannot feed a man any longer.

The situation was getting worse and worse, when, in the early seventies, the estate was more and more besieged by the growing urbanization. The two sons of Jean, the young brothers Christian and Michel then fled from the fatal issue of the “mas” of their childhood. Passionate about technologies, Christian now works iron. Michel, devoted to dream furniture, is now a wood-carver.

The advent of Clos Guérin

Thirty years later, the two brothers, one devoted to stainless steel, and the second, devoted to the oak, allied to restore the family tradition and materialize their dream of building a wine-growing estate ex nihilo. The search for an ideal soil lasted almost ten years.

In 2011, they fell in love with a vineyard with no building, but exceptionally situated. So they bought it. It was the kick off of an audacious project. The “plateau de Montfrin” with the Alpilles and the Ventoux in the horizon, and overhanging the Rhône, strengthened by the Durance, is wholly attractive.

As soon as 2013, the foundation stones of the Clos Guérin are laid, the Provençal “mas” dresses with traditional materials, as inside the “chai” stainless steel and oak unite for the best. So the 4th generation of Guérin is taking up the challenge of recreating a vine patrimony and thus pays a tribute to the Ancestor.

Story and advent of Clos Guérin

The advent of Clos Guérin

Thirty years later, the two brothers, one devoted to stainless steel, and the second, devoted to the oak, allied to restore the family tradition and materialize their dream of building a wine-growing estate ex nihilo. The search for an ideal soil lasted almost ten years.

In 2011, they fell in love with a vineyard with no building, but exceptionally situated. So they bought it. It was the kick off of an audacious project. The “plateau de Montfrin” with the Alpilles and the Ventoux in the horizon, and overhanging the Rhône, strengthened by the Durance, is wholly attractive.

As soon as 2013, the foundation stones of the Clos Guérin are laid, the Provençal “mas” dresses with traditional materials, as inside the “chai” stainless steel and oak unite for the best. So the 4th generation of Guérin is taking up the challenge of recreating a vine patrimony and thus pays a tribute to the Ancestor.

Our team

An unusual casting

MICHEL

The visionary builder

CHRISTIAN

The inspired new wine-grower

JÉRÔME

The strategical decision-maker

ALAIN

Oenology for passion

JEAN-MARIE

Mutual assistance
between wine-growers

MAX

Energy at the
service of the vine

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