Best Young Sommelier of France when he was 21 years old, Hervé Bizeul opens a wine bar in Paris a few years later. He then becomes a journalist, specialized in wine and gastronomy.
In 1997, he moved in an isolated village of Roussillon, Vingrau, in the middle of a huge limestone circus in the most mountainous area of the vineyard. He buys few vines to spend time on weekends. He meets his wife Claudine at this time and offers her to start a crazy wine project. This is how they created, without money, Le Clos des fées in 1998.
The idea of departure? Produce for friends, no big financial stakes. The first cuvées are pressed in a linen, Hervé and Claudine have no means but a lot of passion. From the first harvest, the wines of Clos des Fées are very successful. They are today exported worldwide.