Belonging to the Matton-Farnet family for 80 years, Chateau Minuty is a family run wine estate located in southern France’s Provence region, overlooking the Saint-Tropez peninsula. Already the owner of the Domaine de Chateauneuf in Vidauban, Gabriel Farnet acquired Chateau Minuty in 1936. The Estate and its small chapel were originally built under Napolean III. Gabriel Farnet began by completely replanting the Estate, bringing Chateau Minuty back to its former glory and splendor after the Second World War.
In 1955 Chateau Minuty was one of 23 estates to be certified as a "Cru Classe" or "Vintage Class" of Cotes De Provence wines.
Monique Farnet, Gabriel’s daughter, and her husband Etienne Matton, who was President of the Cru Classé board for many years, replanted traditional and local grape varietals like Tibouren, Rolle and Grenache, keeping yields low in their quest for producing wines of the highest quality. Thanks to the painstaking work carried out in the vineyards, they assured Château Minuty’s reputation and presence in the finest restaurants on the French Riviera.
Today Jean-Etienne and François Matton have taken over Minuty, pushing the estate even further forward. They have left their mark by continuing to restructure the vineyard, replacing the Carignan and Ungi Blanc varietals with Grenache and Rolle and by streamlining the winery equipment to create a modern, state of the art facility. Under their leadership, the reputation of Minuty's wines has expanded greatly throughout France and around the world with a presence in over 75 countries.