Maison des vins de Bandol
Le Castellet

AOP Bandol


Activities Tasting / Sale of local products / Visit the field/the cellar / Visit the field/the cellar by appointment


The headquarters of the AOC Bandol promotion association also double as its showcase in the summer, with a tasting room open to the public. At the entrance of Le Castellet, La Maison des Vins de Bandol is located in the heart of the vineyards. Gateway to the prestigious appellation, it is one of the steps required to any wine lover.


In 1982, Bandol wine producers created “la Fête du Millésime” (Vintage festival), which takes place on the port every first Sunday of December. It’s a unique event, a great opportunity to taste the wines recently developed, still gruff, and to detect the promise of future excellence. In summer don’t miss the space of tasting and sales of Le Castellet, with its landscape that combines sea views and Provençal vegetation.

Original and unusual

Bandol owes much to its wines. Its port was developed to facilitate their exportation as they always had the ability to travel well. Deep-water trenches were dug to allow large ships to approach this Provencal land with ease. The wines’ reputation and the development of maritime trade did the rest.