+27 21 448 4105

'Probably the finest pink wine I have ever drunk' – Jancis Robinson

Located in the heart of Bandol on the French Côte d'Azur, lies the incredible property of Domaine Tempier. Dating back to the reign of Louis XV in 1715, the domaine gained recognition in 1885 when it won its first gold medal. Domaine Tempier has been run by the Peyraud family since 1936 and is 38 ha of vines spread over several sea-facing parcels planted on steep, sun-drenched slopes.

For those who don’t know the wines of Bandol, Mourvèdre is the base of all these long-ageing, serious wines and the region is renowned for its rosés. In fact, in 2015 Jancis Robinson wrote, ‘the 1988 Tempier rosé was probably the finest pink wine I have ever drunk,’ after tasting it in a vertical 27 years later, ‘creamy and suggestive of macerated rose petals but with a bone-dry finish.’


Tempier Rose 2016


The 2016 Tempier Rosé is textured, pure and elegant; like a delicate and fragrant light-bodied red. It is one of the world’s greatest rosés and worth a cracking 94 points from Vinous. The 2015 Tempier Cuvée Classique, which is also Mourvèdre-based, is powerfully savoury and finely structured. It will appeal to those who love the classically-styled wines of the Rhône. The 2016 Tempier Blanc is based on Clairette Blanche and is a fine, salty and aromatic wine with both texture and richness. It too will age for a decade or more.

Tempier also produces 3 single-vineyard, highly sought-after wines which sell out on allocation. Please enquire with Jolette@winecellar.co.za to be added to our allocation list.


Tempier Rose 2016Tempier Cuvee Classique

Tempier Blanc 2016All Tempier wines

Wine Cellar offers the greatest wine region in the world en-primeur (as futures). 2017 will be our 17th Bordeaux campaign and will be offered from April 2018 onwards for delivery in 2020.
We update our blog daily with the latest news, videos, tasting reports, recipes and more. It's also a great place to learn about fine wine.
Wine Cellar imports fine wine from Europe, offers antipodean wines, fine local wines as well as brokers your fine wine. We also focus on selling wines en-primeur (as futures) from Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhône.
We offer tastings in Johannesburg and Cape Town; from comparative tastings for private and corporate groups to tastings of our latest imports for the public. We also offer luxury dinners paired with rare wines.
Professional cellaring of single bottles for private clients through to pallet loads for trade clients. Wines are stored at 14 degrees in our secure underground cellars in Observatory, Cape Town.
Become a Wine Cellar newsletter subscriber and be the first to hear about our latest deals and discoveries. Newsletters are sent weekly/fortnightly.

Advanced Region Filter

All prices include VAT.