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Daniel Ravier

Daniel Ravier, an exacting engineer born in the Savoy region, was entrusted with managing this estate by the Peyrauds, a mythic Bandol wine family. And Tempier would indeed be nothing were it not for Lucie and Lucien Peyraud, who ran the estate over four decades. Theirs was the struggle of a lifetime, in which Lucien Peyraud unquestionably became the spiritual father of Bandol, the pope of Provence. He worked tirelessly, restructuring the vineyards in their entirety, an extraordinary legacy whose fruit the estate still enjoys today. The Mourvèdre, Grenache and Cinsault were planted in the early 40s. Then, around 1960, the two sons, François and Jean-Marie, came onto the scene. But after the estate faced a difficult period in the late 1980s/90s, seeing its vigour and activity begin to wane, the Peyraud family had the presence of mind to put the reigns into the able hands of Daniel. The years that followed confirmed what a sound decision that was, for today, Tempier has regained its nobility and renown.

Daniel Ravier