Provençal wines have always been synonymous with elegance and sophistication, and now, wine enthusiasts in the UK have the opportunity to experience the exceptional offerings from Mas des Infermières, a renowned winery owned and operated by acclaimed director Ridley Scott and his family. These exquisite wines are now available nationwide through The Modest Merchant, bringing a taste of Provençal luxury to British wine lovers.
Situated in the picturesque Oppède region of Luberon, the estate of Mas des Infermières boasts a rich history dating back to 1831. Owned by General Baron Robert, one of Napoleon’s illustrious generals and a surgeon often referred to as a “health officer,” the estate was originally a place of healing. However, it wasn’t until 1992 that Ridley Scott and his family acquired the property, embarking on a journey that would transform it into a renowned winemaking destination.
For over three decades, the Scott family sold the estate’s grapes to a local vintner. However, their commitment to producing exceptional, bee-friendly wines led them to take matters into their own hands. In 2020, Mas des Infermières released its first independent vintage, marking a new chapter in the estate’s storied history.
Under the skilled guidance of Director Christophe Barraud, Mas des Infermières has created a diverse portfolio of wines that have already garnered acclaim and prestigious awards in France. The estate’s current offerings include the ‘Source’ Collection, featuring red, white, and rosé wines, the ‘Chevalier’ Collection, with its own red, white, and rosé variations, and the elegant Ombre de Lune red wine. Each bottle showcases a unique artwork personally designed and sketched by Ridley Scott, capturing the essence and spirit of the wine it contains.
Mas des Infermières is not only dedicated to producing exceptional wines but also committed to preserving and protecting the environment. The estate employs advanced, sustainable viticulture practices, earning certification as HVE (Haute Valeur Environnementale or High Environmental Value) and ‘Bee-Friendly’ status. This dedication to responsible viticulture ensures that every bottle not only delights the palate but also contributes to the preservation of the natural world.
For those who wish to immerse themselves in the world of Mas des Infermières, the estate offers a unique experience. Visitors can explore the vintages bottled on-site and purchase olive oil produced from the estate’s olive groves. As an added bonus, the estate is adorned with classic memorabilia from Ridley Scott’s cinematic career, allowing guests to step into the world of film.
For those seeking a truly immersive experience, Mas des Infermières offers three stunning Residences available for private rental. Each Residence features its own private pool and garden, providing the perfect setting for relaxation and indulgence amidst the beautiful Provençal landscape.
Mas des Infermières, owned and operated by Ridley Scott and his family, is not just a winery; it is a testament to passion, dedication, and a commitment to excellence in every aspect of winemaking. With its award-winning wines, unique bottle designs, and a deep-rooted respect for the environment, Mas des Infermières invites wine enthusiasts to savor the essence of Provençal luxury right in the heart of the UK. Visit The Modest Merchant to embark on a journey through the exceptional wines and rich history of Mas des Infermières.
1575 Rte du Four Neuf, 84580 Oppède, France