Jonathan and Rachel Treloar own and run this small, high-quality vineyard and winery in the Roussillon, France's most exciting wine region.
Here on our 10 hectare estate we do all the work in the vineyards and winery ourselves. For us it is a labour of love to make the best wine possible at an accessible price, even if the quantities are very limited.
We farm the vineyards under the Sustainable Viticulture Program which combines organic soil management with disease forecasting, and make the wines as naturally as possible, avoiding fining agents and additives.
Our first 3 vintages have received starred entries in France's Guide Hachette and our wines have been highly praised by British wine critics such Tim Atkin, Jamie Goode and Tom Cannavan. Jancis Robinson listed us among her favourite 35 prodcuers in the Languedoc-Roussillon in 2010. In Germany we have won gold medals in the Berlin Wein Trophy and MundoVino competitons as well as being chosen as the best-value Roussillon producer by Gerhard Eichelmans in Mondo 57.
As Vignerons Indépendants, we grow all the grapes, make the wine and bottle it at the domaine. We do not buy in fruit or wine from other sources.
Come and join us for a "How wine is made" tour. A friendly, informative and thoroughly enjoyable guided tour of the vineyards and winery followed by a tutored tasting of our wines.
Reserve your tour for any day throughout the year subject to availability.
24 Hours notice required.
Minimum 4 people. If you are less than 4 we may be able to fit you in with another group. Please contact us.
Cost : €10 per person.
During harvest (September) we may not be open for tastings. Please call in advance.
You can finish off your tour with a winemakers lunch. Two courses of freshly prepared dishes from local ingredients, including a glass of wine.
Cost €15 per person.
Open on Tuesday, Thursday ( 9.00AM to 6.00PM) and Saturday morning
If you want to stay, Our Cellarmaster's House is available from April 2010 for both short or long-term stays. It has 2 bedrooms, a walled garden, views of Canigou and handy access to the best wine in the region.
Below are descriptions of all the wines that we have made since 2006. Some of them are no longer available. Please see the relevant Order page to see what is available in each country.
We only make around 36 000 bottles a year and some wines are made in tiny quantities so therefore sell out very quickly. We will store wines for you at the winery if you place your order in advance.
To order wines for delivery, please go to the relevant page. I know the French prices are cheaper but that is becuase they don't have the extra duty and transport, so please don't try to use that page to order for delivery to the UK or Ireland. It will only delay your order.
16, traverse de Thuir