The Outsiders are a group of Languedoc-Roussillon wine producers. Working in the south of France, they are creating exciting wines which make full use of the region’s highly diverse soil types, climatic conditions and grape varieties.
The group’s members come from the UK, Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, the USA – and Bordeaux. What they have in common is a conscious decision to relocate to this part of France to start a career in wine, recognising the potential of Languedoc-Roussillon’s terroir.
A few of the Outsiders were involved in making or marketing others’ wines, before crossing the line and becoming producers themselves. However, most of the Outsiders do not come from winemaking backgrounds; the group includes members with careers in nursery school teaching, business management, advertising, sales and marketing, strategic planning, TV production, property construction, investment banking, finance… and taxation.
Coming from “outside” means having an alternative perspective, which can sometimes translate into doing things a little differently. We hope you will find our approach refreshing, and our wines to your liking.