History of Bidas

Bidas, the name of our small holding/farm here in the South West of France, originates from the ‘Source de Bidas’.  The water source runs along the outside of our farm boundary on the common land belonging to the village of Pouillon.  During the earlier centuries the Source de Bidas produced spring water with medicinal properties and was drank by the gentry of that era including The Sun King, Louis XIV at His Palace in Versailles.

Bidas, as a farm, is home to hectares of vineyards producing mainly the Cabernet Franc grape used to make the refreshingly light and fruity Bidas-Lasserre rosé wine.  The many acres of corn fields provide maize in addition to hay being harvested from the grasslands to feed local livestock including ducks and cows.  The farm still hosts the old ‘crip à maïs’ or corn dryers, used to store and dry the maize back in the day and the original wine press.

A small wood runs along the boundary of the property and where you will catch a glimpse of the local abundance of wildlife including deer and maybe even the odd wild boar or two.  An ideal backdrop for a stroll, hike or bike ride.