Domaine du Paternel

AOP Bandol | AOP Cassis | AOP Côtes de Provence


Type(s) of agriculture Organic Farming
Activities Tasting / Visit the field/the cellar by appointment
Services Room rental


It’s one of the great names of the Cassis vineyards, the fruit of tradition, passion, and innovation. Olivier, Jean-Christophe, and Laetitia Santini are the third generation to grow this family estate, which now displays fifty hectares. However, they are not satisfied with simply managing the heritage; they develop it! Bio certified since 2012, thanks to their work and ambition these three have imposed the Paternel’s wines in the best restaurants in the region.


Domaine du Paternel offers guided tours and tastings by appointment. Each lasts 45 minutes, beginning with a presentation of the Cassis vineyard, with a focus on the characteristics of the terroir. This is followed by a tour of our cellars and a tasting of the wines of the Domaine. These tours are available in several languages including English, Spanish and Portuguese. They can be organised for a fee, and are ideal for small groups, up to a maximum of fifteen people.The house at the Domaine has been set up to receive company meetings and seminars for 15 to 20 people.It is air conditioned and equipped with a Wi-Fi connection and a screen for a video projector. This service can be supplemented with a tour of the cellar and a tasting of the wines of the Domaine. It is also possible to arrange for a caterer to provide lunch at the house.

Original and unusual

White " Esprit de Famille" 2013 : Made from selected Clairette, Marsanne, Ugni Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes, matured for several months in barrels, the Esprit de Famille incarnates the knowledge acquired over the generations at Domaine du Paternel. It has a white blossom and white-fleshed fruit nose with a toasty undertone. On the palate it shows a voluminous, ample and rounded development on which are built aromas of citrus, spice and flint. With a lovely length and astonishing freshness, it is a great example of the Cassis terroir.