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.