The Matton-Farnets have been in the wine industry for almost three centuries, beginning at the Domaine de Chateauneuf in Vidauban, and continuing at Ch?teau Minuty from 1936 where Gabriel Farnet, the grandfather of Fran?ois and Jean-Etienne, the current owners, set up. Gabriel Farnet replanted the entire wine estate and returned Ch?teau Minuty to its former glory. It was built under Napoleon III, as was the small chapel that the cuvee de l?Oratoire takes its name from and which was the estate?s flagship bottle for a long time. The most prestigious hotels on the C?te d?Azur still have its fat Burgundian-shaped bottles. In 1955 Ch?teau Minuty was one of 23 estates to be consecrated as a classed growth of the C?tes de Provence.