Pibarnon is located to the north of Bandol on the Télégraphe hill, which was once part of the Toulon-Paris optical telegraph system.
The estate was enlarged when bought by the Comte de Saint Victor, carving new terraces out of the calcareous soil. The hill whereon the vineyard parcels are located is a geographical oddity, containing Triassic limestone, which combined with 300 metres altitude explain Pibarnon’s great elegance and aromatic finesse. The vines are protected from the fierce Mistral by the semi-circular amphitheatre of terraces. Vineyard tasks are carried out by hand: severe selection means low yields.