Welcome by our winegrowers.
All the producers of the Bandol Wines are presented into our website, with the possibility to order online.
Bandol was one of the first vineyards to be granted the AOC status by the Institut National des Appellations d’Origine (INAO) in 1941, soon after it was created. From then on, the Bandol wine growers have constantly been striving for quality. In this frame of mind, they regularly revise the founding decree of 1941 to improve it. Proud of their unanimity of views and fortified by their diversity, they are heirs to a constantly evolving patrimony. Bandol wines are the fruit of men’s dedication and scrupulous respect for the appellation and terroir. Each of them bears the imprint of the wine grower who made it and reflects his personality. To understand the true nature of Bandol wines, one needs to go and meet them one by one.
Discover Bandol Wines
Red, the reference
Bandol is definitely red. It is mainly made from Mourvèdre, the “King Grape” of the appellation. Mourvèdre is the chief grape variety in the blend (50% to 95%).
It is harmoniously combined with Grenache and Cinsault, the former bringing generosity to the wine, the latter giving it refinement.
Powerful, with natural distinction and great character, Bandol red wines, however diverse they may be, all have in common the specific character of Mourvèdre.
After a minimum of 18 months’ ageing in wood, the tannic character of Mourvèdre will endow it with a complex, ample and elegant structure.It delivers some part of its enormous potential at every stage of its evolution. To those who can bide their time, a 10, 20 or 25-year-old Bandol will bring all kinds of delight.
White, so seductive
To penetrate the secret of Bandol, one must also taste its white wines. The wine growers take delight in surprising wine lovers with this type of wine, produced in very low quantities. Clairette, Bourboulenc and Ugni Blanc are the base of the varietal mix.
Made from grapes often growing on hillsides facing north, invigorated by the sea breeze that heightens their freshness, Bandol whites have a clean attack followed by a complex harmony of aromas (white flowers, citrus fruits, exotic fruits or fruits from the orchard…).
Rosé for gastronomy and conviviality
Bandol rosés are enchanting.
Their roundness and generosity make them different from other rosé wines. Mourvèdre, Grenache and Cinsault combine to give, by direct pressing, a well-built, refined, pale-coloured wine with delicate salmon hues.
With all the subtle shades that enhance their color, they voluptuously express the specificity of their terroir.
They are to be drunk in their youth and their great freshness seduces; however, the presence of Mourvèdre brings out their typicity and encourages laying them down, as is the rule for red wines.
Long-lived rosés acquire exceptional temperament and flavours.
They are served at the most renowned tables. Such wines arouse enthusiasm. Their complexity allows a great variety in food pairings.
Tasting & Tours
* Free tasting at the shop
* Groups welcome : 3 tasting options for 10 to 40 people maximum.
Please contact us for further information.
* Children area (board games, books etc...) tables, chairs & games are at your disposal.
* Sale on ligne
* Workshops : available from June to September.
Our winegrowers regularly come & talk about their profession with love but also present Bandol wines in private.
* Various exhibitions & activities.
From 02/01 to 31/12, daily.
Open daily except on Sunday.
In summer :
From 10 am to 1 pm & from 3 pm to 7 pm.
In winter :
From 10 am to 1 pm & from 3 pm to 6.30 pm.
Group rate available for > 10 people.
Minimum fee : 8.90 €
Maximum fee : 36 €
Our fees at the shop & in the wineyards are usually similar.
Dernière mise à jour des informations le 06/12/2021