The story begins at Château Paul Mas in Conas hamlet, in the splendid town of Pézenas, the city of famous playwright Molière. The estates then expanded to Montagnac, with Nicole vineyard and Mas des Tannes, to Malras near Limoux, with Domaine Astruc, to Gaja et Villedieu, with Château Arrogant Frog, and to Ceyras, with Château Crès Ricards.
Jean-Claude Mas’s great-grandfather, Auguste Mas, bought the first family vineyard
in 1892, when he aquired 9 ha (22 acres) of vines in the Mas de Bicq, near the village of St Pons de Mauschiens (close to Montagnac).
In 1934, Raymond Mas brings the family vineyard to a surface of 15 ha in Domaine Montredon (Montagnac).
In 1954, Paul Mas develops the vineyard to 120 ha (296 acres) with his brother, Maxime Mas.
In 1987, Paul Mas gives 35 ha to his son, Jean-Claude, who creates 13 years later Domaines Paul Mas.
Château Paul Mas in Pézenas
The Conas hamlet in Pézenas is the historical cradle of Domaines Paul Mas. Located on the Ile de Conas Estate, the castle has a long history, going back more than a thousand years. Domaine de Conas was split in 1792 and sold at auction. Only the château and the mill remained together with 27 hectares (66 acres), which became Raymond Mas’ (Jean Claude’s grandfather) property from 1954.