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About us

Mas Bes is a family story, of work and love for farming. A love of the rural world which we have passed from generation to generation, extending and refurbishing new spaces to bring farming life to everyone.

History

The history of the Viñolas family with Mas Bes goes back to the second half of the 19th century, when grandfather Narcís set himself up in the farm and started up the stabling with two cows of the Frisian-Holstein breed. 5 generations later, we have more than 1,200 cows, whose milk we use to supply the ATO Natura range and make our craft products.

Chronology of the extensions and constructions of Mas Bes

1584
1584
Construction of the farmhouse
1870
1870
The house was purchased with 2 cows for own consumption
1930
1930
We increased to 4 cows
1950
1950
By then we had 8 cows
1965
1965
We reached 14 cows
1979
1979
The 14 cows were untethered and the 1st free stabling was built for 30 animals. We increased to 30 cows
1985
1985
We added more cows to reach a total of 50
1990
1990
25 more cows at Mas Bes, 75 in total
1998
1998
We increased the number of cows until we had 100!
1999
1999
We built new stabling for 160 cows
2009
2009
Refurbishment of 2 country houses
2010
2010
We built a new milking hall for 32 cows. 450 cows
2011
2011
We opened the biogas plant
2012
2012
Store of 1000m2
2015
2015
We opened the workshop, farm shop and rural museum
2016
2016
We built a new shed for 220 cows ¡Mas Bes now has 550 cows!
2017
2017
We extended the museum area
2018
2018
We built Les Oliveres and El Safareig as a Milk Learning Centre
2019
2019
Renovation of the Can Cornellà country house; renewal of the Mas Bes image (logo, website, etc.)

Our values

Mas Bes is based on the effort and dedication of the Viñola family. In 150 years of dairy tradition and esteem for the rural world.

Visit us and you’ll enjoy the heat of Mas Bes: we’ll show you how the farm operates, how the cattle live, how we make Mas Bes products the traditional way and prepare meals that will make you lick your fingers.

Come to our farmhouse and you’ll feel like one more Viñola. Like one more member of our farming family.

Our family

We, the Viñola family, will look after you during your stay at Mas Bes.
Pleased to meet you!

Joan is the father of the family. He’s in charge of supervising all the tasks of the farm and providing teaching for professionals and schoolchildren alike. He’s also in charge of the grill.
Núria is the mother. She’s responsible for everything running well in the kitchen and for preparing our irresistible flatbreads. She also makes sure that all the rural accommodation is in perfect condition so that all you have to worry about is enjoying your stay.
Aleix takes care of the cattle and makes sure that they’re kept in perfect condition. He’s also in charge of our craft products and hosting various visits.
Maria is the daughter. She takes care of managing bookings and communications at Mas Bes. She’s also in charge of the kitchen and the workshop. And when she has time, she also takes guided visits of the farm for schoolchildren.
Carles is the son-in-law. He looks after all the Mas Bes paperwork. He manages the purchasing of raw materials and is the soul of the kitchen.

Mas Bes social responsibility

At Mas Bes we are concerned about our environment and we collaborate with non profit-making bodies by doing our bit to achieve a world that’s a little better.

– We actively participate with the Fundació Astres.

– We collaborate with the Food Bank.

– We donate to the Red Cross and Cáritas.

– We help the local organisation Onyar Solidari.

Mas Bes awards

We’re very proud of the Mas Bes cows. Even if it doesn’t seem that way, they’re champions. These are their awards:

1993
First cow born in the province of Girona and classified as Excellent.
1998
Second position in the European Holstein Breed Championship in Brussels.
2002
Second best cow in Spain according to the ICO (Combined Genetics Index).
2008
Best cow in Spain in lifetime production.
2012
1st Prize PITA 2012 for Agri-food Technological Innovation.
2014
Golden Cow Prize of the Frisian Federation of Catalonia.
2015
“Family” Prize at the 19th Corporate and Institutional Awards.
2015
Golden Cow Prize of the Frisian Federation of Catalonia.