Estate Under the sun of the Luberon
Ridley Scott and his family visited the Luberon for several years before choosing the Mas Des Infermières as their preferred spot. In 1992 they bought the Mas and its 11 hectares of vines, where they continue to enjoy the beauty, climate, culture and calm of the Luberon.
From the outset, the Scott family decided to preserve the Provençal winegrowing tradition and built a modern cellar capable of producing wines of a very high quality in keeping with the best local practices. The Mas des Infermières is above all the story of a family and a place, a living and multi-generational project.
Before the 19th century, the surrounding region, the ‘Comtat Venaissin’, belonged to the papacy and, at that time, the Mas was a place of healing, probably run by Italian nuns.
The first official mention of the Mas des Infermières appeared on the land register of Napoleon in 1831. The estate then belonged to the General Baron Robert, one of the illustrious generals and surgeon or "health officer" of Napoleon’s army. Over 200 years later, the rich history of the Mas is an obvious source of inspiration for Ridley Scott.
The Mas des Infermières is very close to the ancient citadel of Oppède-le-Vieux and the lovely little villages of Lacoste, Ménerbes and Bonnieux. This exceptional environment, the region’s breathtaking natural beauty, and the proximity of one of the legendary stones called ‘Carré de Sator’, are just some of the reasons that persuaded the Scott family to buy the Mas. In fact it is the typography of this stone that inspired that of the wine bottle labels designed by Ridley Scott.