Wine tourism

The region

Situated just a few kilometers from Perpignan and the sea, the commune of Villeneuve de la Raho overlooks the Roussillon plateau. For many years the village’s activity was centred on wine production and there were originally just two wine domaines, one of which was the Mas Sauvy.

This small commune owes its demographic development to the installation of a 201 hectare lake in 1977 which soon became popular for fishing and water sports.

Above and beyond the commune in which it was born, the Mas Sauvy is also a part of one of the oldest and most beautiful wine regions in France. With its diverse landscapes between the sea and the mountains, sculpted by the Spanish winds and mists, the Catalan Pyrenees offer a unique and rich diversity.


Wine is an integral part of the Eastern Pyrenees region and wine tourism plays an important role.

Before introducing visitors to the art of wine tasting, its secrets and its language, Mas Sauvy offers walks through the vineyards in order to discover this outstanding terroir and its history.

It is at the very heart of this idyllic landscape, at the foothills of the Canigou, that Mas Sauvy has crafted its vineyards with their combination of high altitude marble-limestone soils, rolled pebble maritime terraces and clay-limestone plateau. The landscapes’s diverse influences intensify the aromatic profile of Mas Sauvy’s wines, whilst respecting its grape varieties and unique terroirs.