Jean-Baptiste Dutheil recently took up the torch at his family estate, an exceptional viticultural heritage site which his family has cared for over five generations. This 14-hectare estate, planted around the commune of Ste-Anne d'Evenos, was founded in the 16th century, as the vaulted stone cellars remind us. Today, it’s the modern facilities built next to these ancient ones which are used instead, just one of the evolutions at this forward-thinking estate. The château was undoubtedly among the pioneers of environmentally respectful farming practices, as well as of natural vinification. It thus ranks among the region’s most favoured producers for lovers of Bandol that’s organic and without artifice, and it’s always highly placed in comparative tastings of the appellation’s wines. It was the parents of Françoise Dutheil de la Rochère, the mother of Jean-Baptiste, who were first inspired by the oenologist Jules Chauvet, but the work put in these last years have yielded wines of ever greater precision and capacity to age extremely well. Exported throughout the world, Ste Anne is undeniably the crème of Bandol.