We don’t whip out the word “legendary” for just anyone, because we don’t want to fall into the trap of over-exaggerating a person or wine’s importance. So when we say that Domaine Tempier is legendary, you know we mean it.
Lucien and Lulu Peyraud almost single-handedly restored the reputation of Bandol wines and showed the world that Mourvèdre was a serious variety with as much aging potential as any other noble red. They showed us how to drink and eat and embrace a life centered around the table. How to host and care for our community through food and good drink. There are too many good stories about them to number here, so who knows. Maybe we’ll write a book someday.
For now, enjoy their legacy.