Ray-Jane is a made up name of the family Constant, the owners of Domaine Ray-Jane since 1288, located in the lovely little town, on the plain, called Le Plan de Castellet, one of the longest unbroken family ownerships of any vineyard domain in France let alone beyond.
They own seven hectares of the local red grape Mourvedre vines, aged 110 years old and above, that go into their two bottlings of Bandol Rouge. And then there’s another 15 plus hectares of white and red grapes of different ages, with a connection with the civic vineyard of the town of Sanary, which go into their Bandol Blanc. And they make their rosé and they also make Vin de Pays Blanc and Vin de Pays Rouge, which are the local grapes and made in their own local way under the IGP Vin de Pays appellation.
They have had a beautiful new wine cellar made by De Compagnon, which is part museum part winery. Here their Vin de Blanc, Vin de Pays Blanc and Rosé go in stainless steel tanks, and then the Vin de Pays Rouge and the two Bandol Rouges are two years in large foudre, to go through traditional ageing. They’re organic, and they use ambient yeast.
373 Avenue du Bosquet,
83330 Le Castellet,