Domaine Mas Saint-Louis
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône
Domaine Mas Saint-Louis was established by Jean- Louis Geniest more than a hundred years ago, bringing together family lands located near the old road from Avignon to Châteauneuf du Pape. Jean-Louis Geniest came from a long line of cooper-ropemakers, established on the banks of the Rhône and revered since the 18th century.
In 1909 Jean-Louis Geniest acquired Maison Vigneronne located in the Clos district of Châteauneuf du Pape, to vinify the harvests from his plots located around the old “Mas Saint-Louis”. Some of his old winemaking vats which have been renovated periodically are still in service, so as to maintain ties to the history of the property.
Jean-Louis' grandson Louis Geniest acquired new plots of vines creating a homogeneous and harmonious estate of more than 30 hectares (74 acres). His work was continued by his son Jean, and now Monique Geniest, Jean’s wife, runs the Estate. Her focus on soil health, quality of fruit in the vineyards, as well as the modernization of equipment is evident in the juice in the bottle.