CHÂTEAU

FESTIANO

Château Festiano has been owned by the Ramel-Mazards since 1562. Wheat was previously grown in these soils before they decided to turn their attention to the production of elegant wines. The first vines grown here were used solely for producing wines for the masters of the house.

Industrialisation, followed by the two world wars, saw wheat production die out and the surface area replanted with vines. Jean-Roch Mazard explains that “the winery used to be adjoined to the main residence. It was later moved in order to be expanded and constructed partially below ground level”. Its imposing foudres (large wooden vats) continue to impress the visitor today.

Marie-Suzanne, Jean-Roch’s mother, was one of the first ever women to graduate with a degree in oenology. Her son joined her at the domaine in 1997. Among other things, she worked on the domaine’s marketing and packaging in order to reinforce its reputation within the Minervois appellation.

Château Festiano
11 Le Sol
11200 TOUROUZELLE

80
Hectares

picto-vignes-2

Shareholder-member winegrower

Appellation
AOP Minervois

CHÂTEAU

FESTIANO

Château Festiano has been owned by the Ramel-Mazards since 1562. Wheat was previously grown in these soils before they decided to turn their attention to the production of elegant wines. The first vines grown here were used solely for producing wines for the masters of the house.

Industrialisation, followed by the two world wars, saw wheat production die out and the surface area replanted with vines. Jean-Roch Mazard explains that “the winery used to be adjoined to the main residence. It was later moved in order to be expanded and constructed partially below ground level”. Its imposing foudres (large wooden vats) continue to impress the visitor today.

Marie-Suzanne, Jean-Roch’s mother, was one of the first ever women to graduate with a degree in oenology. Her son joined her at the domaine in 1997. Among other things, she worked on the domaine’s marketing and packaging in order to reinforce its reputation within the Minervois appellation.

Château Festiano
11 Le Sol
11200 TOUROUZELLE

80
Hectares

picto-vignes-2

Shareholder-member winegrower

Appellation
AOP Minervois