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Lettre D’Automne 2023

Lettre d’automne 2023

Autumn Letter


What do you mean, the newsletter is a few days late? Well, that's just to give you even more news! It's been a busy few weeks at Mas de la Dame. Here's a quick summary:

Summer's off to a festive start!


On 7 July, Kolybree invited itself to the Mas de la Dame to organise an incredible Nuit Gourmande.


Ticket sales were through the roof and the courtyard was packed with people who came to enjoy the event, visit our cellar and discover our wines to music under the stars.

Jeanne Bayol organised her Défilé des Copines in our vineyards, a show eagerly awaited by our guests.

After some bottling, cellar preparation and a bit of tidying up, the (well-deserved) holiday break came quickly.


Once back, we waited for the harvest to start. To do this, we regularly monitored the ripeness of the grapes, picking the berries and analysing their acidity and sugar concentration ourselves.

Decision taken: it will be on Monday 21 August and we will start with the Roussanne plots.

This marked the start of 5 weeks of harvesting, for which we called on the services of around thirty pickers who came to harvest our 50 hectares by hand.


Once at the winery, the grapes are sorted by us before being destemmed and sent to the press or to a vat.

Hervé Hôte, a photographer in love with light, came to crystallise these moments of work and life.

The harvest continued until 22 September. While fresh grapes were just entering the cellar, some vats of red grapes had already finished their maceration and were devatting.


Vinification will continue for another month before the last wines enter the maturing phase.

The festivities didn't have to wait until the end of the harvest to start up again, as Mas de la Dame took part in the Ovalive 2023 rugby tournament, sponsoring the Italian team. 


The tournament brought together 8 teams of children from leading rugby nations to play matches similar to those currently being played in the World Cup.

A great time of sport, conviviality and gastronomy.


But the event we were particularly looking forward to was the Rallye des Vignerons des Baux, which took place on Saturday 23 September.


But the event we were most looking forward to was the Rallye des Vignerons des Baux, which took place on Saturday 23 September.

Thanks again to all the participants for their enthusiasm!

To celebrate the end of the harvest, we held our traditional paella lunch with all the pickers and the entire Mas team.

With the Indian summer just beginning, we were able to enjoy a delicious moment together in the courtyard to the sound of gypsy guitars.

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October is fast approaching, and with it comes a commitment from Mas de la Dame: we will be taking part in Pink October.

Throughout October, for every bottle of rosé purchased at the winery, €1 will be donated to Ruban Rose, an association dedicated to providing information and support for breast cancer research.

A movement we're proud to support!


October also sees the start of the olive harvest. It's going to be a great harvest!

We hope to be able to offer you our 3 olive oils again soon in new bottles.


A vos agendas :

On 9 November at 6pm, nutritionist Barbara Nief will be holding her first lecture-workshop.

A health conference on the theme of "at the heart of olive oil", followed by a cooking workshop and dinner in our wine library.


Reservations must be made before 2 November by telephone on

06 81 84 08 81.

Places are limited to 15 people. Participation €36 (special introductory offer for this first meeting).



Did you know that Mas de la Dame has been in our family for 120 years?

It was our great-grandfather, Auguste Faye, who bought it in 1903 after falling in love with it. 



To pay tribute to him, we have decided to give his name to our traditional method cuvées, which will be adorned with new labels to mark the occasion.

A sparkling spirit in an elegant suit - the parallel couldn't be more apt!



As always, we look forward to welcoming you to our cellar to help you discover our wines and olive oils, from 8.30am to 7pm on weekdays and from 9am to 7pm at weekends (and until 6pm after 29 October, the day on which daylight saving time begins). 


See you soon in our beautiful showcase,


Anne and Caroline