The last couple of months have been very busy at Domaines Paul Mas with the 2013 harvest which saw our technical teams working days and nights in our vineyards. The 2013 Sommelier Challenge rewarded their dedication to great winemaking by honouring Domaines Paul Mas with the title of Winery of the Year.

Robert Whitley, director of the 2013 Sommelier Challenge quoted: “The wines of Chateau Paul Mas went up against an array of superb wines from many of the wine world’s finest wine addresses and proved themselves worthy. For this reason, I have chosen Chateau Paul Mas of Pezenas, in the Languedoc region of southern France, to receive the Director’s Award as the 2013 Sommelier Challenge Winery of the Year.

This level of excellence from the hinterlands of the French wine industry, a region once known only for its ocean of generic “bulk” wine, would have been unthinkable as recently as 20 years ago. The Languedoc, which covers the Mediterranean coast from Montpelier to the Pyrenees and the Spanish border, has undergone a renaissance in recent years, led in part by visionary enterprises such as Domaines Paul Mas and Gerard Bertrand, as well as boutique producers such as Domaine Mas Jullien”.

This remarkable accolade adds up to the 30 gold Medals, the 15 Silver Medals & 32 Bronze Medals received since January 2013.