Domaine les Enfants sauvages
Roussillon, France

Caroline and Nikolaus Bantlin lived in Germany but dreamed of moving away from their manufacturing management careers to settle in the south of France. In 1999, they bought a sheep farm surrounded by 8 hectares of vines in Opoul, in the Fitou region. In 2003, following Caroline's internship at Olivier Pithon, the couple decided to find a piece of land and began producing their own wines. The winery and the vineyards are separated by an imaginary line drawing the boundary between different areas of appellation, therefore their production is classified in the appellation of “Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes”.

Without a neighbor, the estate is essentially surrounded by garigue. The grape varieties used for red wine are carignan, grenache, mourvèdre and syrah, for white wine, white grenache and muscatel. They work biodynamically in the vineyards and as artisans, their goal is to produce natural and sincere wine without artifice. The unifying thread between the vine growers and their land is that of love and respect.