Written records that confirm that vineyards already existed on this estate during the 15th century in what was the Mas Sabater. The current farmhouse, today called Mas Gil, was built, In 1792 which in ancient times was surrounded by 12 ha of vineyard, planted with hybrid varieties, narrow planting frames and goblet pruned
The modern history of the Clos d’Agon Wine-growing state started in 1987, when the arried couple Philippe Dambois and Danièle Bagon purchased the “Mas Gil” State. On the recommendation of professors André Crespy and Pierre Galet from the University of Montpellier, and after following substantiated ground and climate examinations in the region, they decided to replace the old vineyard and plant precios grape varieties especially suitable for the production of quality wines. With great enthusiasm, they started to produce vintage wine based on the French model.
In 1998, six Swiss wine connoisseurs and lovers purchased the wine-growing estate, which had already gained a good reputation above and beyond the country’s borders. The small finca where the wine was produced and stored soon reached its limits. Its new owners were able to win the renowned star architect Jesus Manzanares for building a new wine cellar. Therefore, a unique wine cellar with state-of-the-art technology and equipped with all the merits of the latest achievements emerged. Older, higher located plots were made usable and planted with appropriate vines. The renowned oenologist Peter Sisseck was engaged as a consultant and wine producer. These measures were successful; the top-quality wines from “Clos s’Agon” achieved numerous accolades and are still much-loved today
With Miguel Coronado, a young, highly talented and ambitious winemaker, oenologist and protege of Peter Sisseck, a fresh, modern and straightforward style dawned for the “Clos d’Agon” wines. New wines, with hitherto unknown and interesting blends, arose and were sold under a new brand. We always remained faithful to the “Clos d‘Agon” known to and loved by so many.
Currently, two of the originally six friends, namely Alfons Niedhart and Jiirg Maurer, still manage the fate of the “Bodegas Clos d’Agon” together with Miguel Coronado and his team. Today, the plot of land encompasses some 42 ha, of which some 16 ha are planted with vines.