MINUTYAOC Côte de Provence
History of a family vineyard
For three centuries, the Matton-Farnet family works to make quality wine. At the beginning, they were at
Chateauneuf’s vineyard localized in Vidauban and since 1936 at Château Minuty where Gabriel Farnet,
the grand-father of the present owners, decided to live.
Gabriel Farnet has entirely transplanted the grapes and created his own winery. Thanks to his work, Château
Minuty improved its wine and was rewarded as a « Cru Classé » of Côtes de Provence in 1955.
His daughter, Monique Farnet and her husband Etienne Matton planted traditional Provençal vines
and based the reputation of Chateau Minuty on the best tables of the Côte d’Azur.
Today, with Jean-Etienne and François Matton, it’s the third generation which drove the vineyard. Jean-
Etienne the administrator and François the oenologist have:
- restructured the vineyard by planting noble vines as the Grenache or the Rolle,
- rationalized the exploitation by endowing it with a modern and successful tool,
- modernized the name with upper range of Rosés characterized by their balance, elegance and freshness.
75 hectares of vineyards enjoy a moderated maritime climate and dominate the Golfe of Saint Tropez.
Best Rosés are composed with Grenache and a typical Provencal grape named Tibouren which make
those Rosés unique. The whites are on base of Rolle, which is cultivated for generations in the Var.
Finally, red is composed with Syrah and Mourvedre.
Jean-Etienne and François MATTON wish to share their love of the vineyard and to maintain, generation
after generation, the Château Minuty vineyard at the top of the “Crus Classés Côtes de Provence