Hecht & Bannier

Formed in 2002, Hecht et Bannier produces wines that are reference points for the Roussillon, Languedoc and Provence. Founders Gregory Hecht and François Bannier note: “To conserve the typical Mediterranean strength in our wines while preserving balance and crispness, this is our mantra for all the appellations we produce.” This cutting-edge firm is one of the south’s most exciting projects in recent memory, and promises to be a formidable player with dramatic impact in the region.

Hecht & Bannier is at the forefront of a revolution in quality in the diverse appellations of Roussillon, Languedoc and Provence. From Côtes du Roussillon Villages to Languedoc Red to Côtes de Provence Rosé, each of Hecht & Bannier’s wines is typically based on 5-10 different parcels found to be of exceptional quality. These blends are then vinified and bottled to best represent each appellation in the range.

All Hecht & Bannier crus are aged for two years in large, traditional “Demi Muids” (600L) wood barrels that insure preservation of fruit quality and impart “resistance” to the wines allowing them to age well. A portion of each wine is aged in neutral concrete vats to focus the expression of fruit and appellation.

The Wine Advocate June 30th, 2011, noted: “Gregory Hecht and François Bannier’s are living up to the challenge they set themselves, namely to render, as négociants…wines that can stand comparison with those of each respective appellation’s top estates.”

A brief history of the wines of the Languedoc Roussillon

Current Selections

  • Languedoc Blanc

    Languedoc Blanc

    The Hecht et Bannier Languedoc Blanc is a blend of two southern French varietals which complement each other: Picpoul Blanc and Roussanne. Bordering t ...

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  • Cotes du Roussillon Villages

    Cotes du Roussillon Villages

    Terroir: The appellation of Cotes du Roussillon is located in the heart of Frances sunny south with an abundance of warm Mediterranean sunshine and c ...

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  • Faugères

    Faugères

    Terroir: Faugères is a small appellation located on the somewhat inland on the Mediterranean coast to the west of Montpelier and Nimes. Vinificatio ...

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  • Languedoc

    Languedoc

    The Hecht et Bannier Languedoc is produced with grapes certified organic by Ecocert FR-BIO-01, this wine is 100% matured in concrete tank to preserve ...

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  • Minervois

    Minervois

    Terroir: Minervois is one of the great appellations of southern France. Situated on the rugged hillsides soaking up the warm Mediterranean sun, the ...

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  • Languedoc Rosé

    Languedoc Rosé

    Grapes are sourced from vineyards with soils rich in limestone and clay that border the Etang of Thau, and from schist-rich vineyards from the area ar ...

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  • Cotes de Provence Rosé

    Cotes de Provence Rosé

    "For our selection, we focused on the cooler parts of the vineyard from the limestone foothills of Montagne Sainte Victoire, whose wines are almost ma ...

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  • Bandol

    Bandol

    Terroir: The appellation of Bandol encompasses about 3700 acres in the south of France west of the Cotes de Provence and directly bordering the Medit ...

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  • Bandol Rosé

    Bandol Rosé

    The Hecht Bannier Bandol is a rosé for fall and winter, based on nearly 60% of Mourvedre, the wine is complex, with more structure than a traditional ...

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