A medieval priory built on Gallo-Roman foundations, Domaine Saint Ferréol is a large, languedocian mas built around a sheltered courtyard where tropical plants like bougainvillea, plantain and persimmon thrive. British expatriates Jorje and Ania Maslakiewicz bought the domaine in 2002 and divide their time between viticulture and winemaking, and running six sumptuous gîtes. Jorge developed a professional interest in wine working as a food technologist in Bordeaux and Romania. After running a recruitment company in Poland they discovered the languedoc and determined to build a new life here among the vines. Jorje cultivates white viognier and red syrah and grenache vines. He produced his first vintage in 2006 – the 100% viognier has deliciously fresh citrus and tropical fruit aromas and an acidity balanced by malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. An acre of leafy park surrounds the property and hides a beautiful swimming pool, a wildlife pond and the river Boyne (sic) where trout can be fished.