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Mas Olivier, France

The story of Mas Olivier officially began in 1982, the date Faugères gained its AOP classification, however, the unique terroir, landscape and people which have shaped its history are far older.

Back in 1959 a group of like-minded wine growers, with a vision to create a cooperative dedicated to the production of high-quality wines joined forces: today the co-op produces more than half of Faugères bottled wines and is well regarded for its quality. Vineyards facing the Mediterranean sea but located at 300 metres above sea level enable Faugères to benefit from the heat of long summers, yet with heavier spring and autumn rainfall, and cooler temperatures than elsewhere in the Languedoc. A philosophy of ‘lutte raisonnée’ and where possible organic principles, this compelling Languedoc winery offers wines that are generous, with plentiful ripe fruit, value and character.


Vineyards are situated on sandstone schist formed during the primary period, at an altitude of 300 metres above sea level. The schist stores up the heat during the day, and releases it at night, favouring the long ripening of the grapes, and giving wines roundness and generosity, as well as mineral, floral and fruity notes. The permeability of the soils allows heavy rains to drain freely; soils are also acidic, with poor fertility, perfect for the cultivation of vines.

  • The most significant and quality-minded co-operative in the appellation, producing wines with quality and down-to-earth generosity.
  • Faugères soils are mainly composed of schist, a metamorphic rock characterised by its ability to retain water, and heat absorbing qualities … perfect for even ripening of the grapes.
  • Innovations in winemaking, backed by a strong historical track record make Faugères increasingly recognised for its expressiveness and consistency.