Chateau Pradeaux Bandol was established in 1752 when Jean-Marie-Etienne Portalis, an author of France’s civil code under Napoleon, inherited the land from his grandmother. Despite the turmoil and destruction of the French Revolution and later wars including WW ll, the estate has stayed in the Portalis family. Cyrille Portalis now runs the estate, located on the outskirts of Saint Cyr-sur-Mer. The flagship wine is Chateau Pradeaux Bandol, which is 95% old vine Mourvedre. Other blends include up to 15% Cinsault, or blends off Carignan and Counoise along with Mourvedre. The estate also makes rose.