history

Family owned since 1929, when the grandfather Alexandre used to take the grapes to the village cooperative, the vineyard was abandoned after his death in 1979.

It was not until 1987 that Alexandre's grandson, Jean-Paul, and his wife, Minna, took over the property, pulling up the overgrown vines and replanting selected varieties with very low yields, but which offered high quality, with the first plot of Syrah (Shiraz) being planted in 1992.

1996, Minna completed her degree in viticulture and oenology and for three years - 1996-1997-1998 - Minna and Jean-Paul produced and perfected their first wines, carrying out micro-vinifications that were tasted with friends.

1999, the first vintage was produced, a MINNA VINEYARD rouge, Vin de Pays des Bouches du Rhône, consisting of just 2,900 bottles. This wine was well-received, immediately gaining two stars in the Guide Hachette and being served at many of the region's finest restaurants.

2004 saw the first vintage of VILLA MINNA rouge. VILLA MINNA VINEYARD's second wine, it is made in the MINNA VINEYARD spirit; a philosophy deeply rooted in total respect for the product.

In 2005 the first MINNA VINEYARD blanc was produced, after micro-vinifications for four vintages. Our first white wine, the equivalent of the MINNA VINEYARD rouge, was well worth the wait.

2013 harvest, Emil, our Swedish son-in-law joined the vineyard and has begun to learn the winegrowing profession...