Since 1834 the Tempier family had been at the forefront of establishing Bandol as its own Appellation d’Origin, and by 1941 proprietor Lucien Peyraud’s dream was finally actualized. Years later and now considered the Godfather of Bandol, Lucien and his work at Domaine Tempier helped re-develop both the post-phylloxera Bandol region and Mourvedre grape back to its original glory. The Peyraud family still plays a significant role in the viticultural and winemaking processes for wines that are true to this extremely historic region.
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