With four vineyards in the four corners of France, Olivier Decelle joins the ranks of the great French wine entrepreneurs. With the same will to succeed and the same stubbornness of civilization. The results are there. He tells us so.
After a career as a business manager in the distribution sector, you decided to take an interest in wine. Your first destination was the Mas Amiel estate in the Roussillon, known for producing natural sweet wines. Why here?
Mas Amiel is a special place, with rare landscapes. The winemakers around us are quite exceptional. I bought it on a whim. I discovered this property, somewhat per chance, in 1999. I didn’t know the world of wine, I was coming from the food industry. At the time, I was still the President of Picard Surgelés. I was combining this job with my new life as a winemaker. I quickly realised that I couldn’t do both jobs at the same time. The winegrower’s job is very demanding and requires a lot of time. I had to choose.