Domaine des Féraud
Féraud CI Hervé Fabre

Welcome at Domaine des Féraud!

Our Domaine of 50 hectares is located in Vidauban, in the heart of the Côtes de Provence wine region, 10 minutes from the historic Via Aurelia, today‘s A8 motorway, and just 40 km from Saint-Tropez. For more than 2600 years, it has been the birthplace of rosé wines and viticulture in France. A terroir that offers ideal conditions for elegant wines of character: cold nights, a subsoil composed of heat-insulating sand and quartz pebbles, 3000 hours of sunshine per year and the mistral providing dry air for healthy vines all year round.

Nothing predestined me to become a wine grower. Trumpet player and economist by profession I managed companies dedicated to books, and later, to coffee prior to my third career.

In 2011, having been in love with Provence for a long time, we bought the Domaine des Féraud from the heirs of Louis Fournier. We, the "Vignerons Indépendants", are my partner Annerose and my children Carlotta, Emilia, Roberta and Friedrich. 



Contrary to what one might think, there are many similarities between wine an my previous passions. 

Wine is often considered to be „liquid music“, which embodies emotions, delights the heart and radiates harmony. The attention paid to nuances does not less distinguish between the best wine growers than between the best musicians. And just like wine, coffee is first of all synonymous with sharing and encounters. 

Today I consider that making wine is the most beautiful profession in the world, because every wine grower brings together three men in one: the peasant who works the land, the industrialist who masters the process, and the merchant who travels the world to sell his wine.

Let me introduce you to our Domaine and our philosophy. 

Cordialement, Markus Conrad




The search for fresh, elegant and honest wines

As winegrowers, we are better when we produce wines we love to drink with our best friends. What interests me above all are wines that are fresh, fruity and well balanced, benefiting from organic farming in the vineyard and from care in the cellar. White and rosé wines to drink immediately and reds that age well, but without having to wait twenty years to drink them.

Respecting traditions, we focus on the typical grape varieties of our region. Three aromatic assets constitute the heart of our "tricolour" range. Syrah with its powerful character giving longevity and elegance to the wines, as well as a solar tenderness full of relief and freshness. Rolle (Vermentino), which offers exotic aromas, freshness and a lively and persistent structure to the whites and rosés. And eight hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah planted between 1951 and 1978, a superb heritage. The old vines have absorbed all the essence of our terroir. 



Alongside our rosé and red cuvées (our symphonies), we dedicate "solo sonatas for one grape variety" to our whites made of Rolle and "duets for two voices" to our reds from old vines. 

We pick all our white and red wines by hand to press and ferment the grapes in whole bunches. For the rosés we usually use modern harvesting machines to benefit from the aromas of grapes harvested at night.

In the cellar we follow the conviction that thanks to organic viticulture, interventions of any kind can and should be dramatically reduced. All white and red wines are fermented spontaneously.

Our cellar is equipped with concrete, stainless steel, ovoid and wooden barrels, all of which are thermoregulated. This very flexible equipment allows us to vinify small volumes and even specific parcels in order to conserve the character of each terroir and cepage.

We love un-oaked wines. Only our reds from old vines are aged in barriques. 

' We call our approach Dynamic-Organic '

Johannes Käpplinger Printemps

We are convinced that the terroir is our greatest asset and that we must take care of it as well as possible. Convinced that the soul and aesthetics of wine come from the vineyard. Convinced that only organic wines truly reflect the terroir. Convinced that interventions in the cellar can be dramatically reduced if you adhere to organic agriculture. And finally, convinced that certification is an essential proof for us and for the lovers of our wines.


Organic farming represents a long-term commitment and strong personal beliefs. Yields have to be rethought. 

Shunning chemical fertilizers and synthetic pesticides is the first step to having a positive effect. We use, without exception, products that are obtained from active substances of natural origin not harmful to health in our vineyards. Thanks to our microclimate we use sulphur and copper well below the organic standard.

Soil life is the second essential. We believe in intense ploughing, and a reduction in tractor rotations. We believe in biodiversity, insects, ants and earthworms to burrow in the soil to keep it loose and not compact. It‘s about nature helping nature. A healthy soil and cover crops are the best protection against climatic challenges. In the case of heavy rains or in periods of drought.


Going further than mandated by organic specifications, we follow lunar cycles to determine planting, pruning and harvesting days. At the same time we believe in progress, new and sustainable technolgies and experimentation. We are always curious.  


Wines that are produced without adding or removing anything during their making are certainly not the only possibility for the future of winemaking. But, believing in experimenting and in progress, we have launched a small range of natural wines. Somewhat “art house” because it is more difficult to make a very good wine without sulphur and additives.

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