Located near Montpellier, on the other side of the Pic-Saint-Loup, le Mas des Quernes was created by two friends devoted to enhance technical mastery and impeccable quality of their wines. The collective skills and experiences of oenologist, Jean Natoli, and Peter Riegel, a German wine merchant, have made their joint venture a genuine exposé of delicious, organic wines that directly reflect the local soils and varietals. After visiting countless vineyards, this valley of dry stone walls, Roman ruins, ancient olive trees and - of course - luscious, green vineyards proved to be the mosaic of terroirs the two friends had been seeking. It is not only here that they are able to create their beautiful blends of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah, but it is also the source of their name, yet another invention from the restless duo. They created «Quernes», from the English word «cairn», which describes the original Celtic stone mounds still found in the area today.