Domaine Treloar
Domaine Treloar
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Wineries & VineyardsWine Tours & Tastings
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
About
A small, family-run wine producing estate in the Roussillon. Open for tasting and sales throughout the year. Come on an interesting and educative "How Wine is Made" tour which includes a visit to the vineyards, a walk-through of the winemaking process and tutored tasting of the wines. We also offer cheese and wine matching, on reservation.
Trouillas, Occitanie, France

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Julia G
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This was a superb tour with excellent wines to taste at the end.
The (English speaking) owners shared their great knowledge and interesting life stories, taking us to see the vines, taste the grapes (delicious), followed by a tour of the inner workings of the winery.
This is a high end bespoke Domaine creating very unique and delightful wines.
We followed it with a tour of the amazing Byrrh factory in nearby THUIR - also recommended.
A fabulous afternoon out.
Written September 22, 2022
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Tony M
Bembridge, UK535 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
A very pleasant afternoon had understanding the path and processes involved in Wine production. I started the afternoon as a Wine peasant, and ended not much further forward other than at least a realisation of what went on, and what to expect from a fine Wine.

Jonathan whose Vineyard it is, covered all the aspects of the change from a humble grape into Wine, and explained the varieties he grew. The fact being English and giving the tour in English was a really welcomed break from having to deal with translation. The trip ended with a very pleasant tasting session complete with nibbles.

Without doubt I thought that their ‘Le Secret’ was excellent, and brought a few bottles home with me.

If I’m ever back in the area again I would happily spend a few hours there hopefully understanding the techniques a little more.
Written September 7, 2020
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Thanks for the review. I hope the tour will form part of your journey from wine peasant to wine royalty!
Written September 9, 2020
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Chris C
La Massana, Andorra372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
If you have a couple of hours to spend in this area or happen to be passing close by (just past Perpignan & close to the main A9 Autoroute from France to the Spanish border) & also a lover of good wines then I would thoroughly recommend stopping off at this small Domaine. We went for an early evening wine tasting, tour & were also given some delightful local 'tapas' to accompany our wine tasting.

The owners Jonathan & Rachel are English/NZ, passionate about their wines & will not only proudly show you their vines but also take you through the whole process & techniques they use to both grow high quality grapes but also make exceptional wines. They are undoubtedly now making some of the finest wines in the Roussillon region which can stand up against any of the more famous Rhone wines at a much more affordable price.

Try their lovely crisp white Collioure style 'La Terre Promise' made entirely naturally from small parcels of Grenache Gris, Macabeau & Carignan Blanc, delicious with most local Mediterranean food but also local hard cheeses or their signature red wine 'Tahi' made from a blend of Syrah, Grenache & Mourvedre. If you like 'sticky' wines, their Muscat de Rivesaltes is one of the best we have tried.

It's really good to see an 'English' winemaker taking so much care to produce excellent wines from a region not famed for its 'quality'! Keep up the good word Jonathan & Rachel, we look forward to following the development of your vineyard & wines!
Written September 19, 2014
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Donald C
Newport-on-Tay, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
Hosted by Jonathan and Rachel who own and operate the business, we had a tour of the vineyard followed by an explanation of the winemakers art. Jonathan is a real enthusiast for his craft. Rachel served us a lovely lunch, of mostly very local produce, and accompanied by a tasting of half a dozen wines made on the premises. A real education for those of us with little experience of quality wine.
What a great introduction to "real" wine.
Blossom Hill no more!
Written July 8, 2014
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David T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
Having never visited a vineyard before I was slightly apprehensive about what I was going to expect, not knowing what to smell or taste however Jonathon was extremely welcoming and friendly making the experience thoroughly enjoyable! Talking at good lengths about wine making and the local area along with a fantastic one on one tasting with a great depth of knowledge and insight I not only tasted some delicious wine I also received a detailed insight into the art of wine making. Leaving very satisfied and a few bottles of wine heavier I can definitely recommend this vineyard for a visit, 5/5!
Written May 6, 2016
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Thanks David. Glad you enjoyed the visit. Always a pleasure to welcome enthusiastic and interested guests.
Written May 9, 2016
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MickJohn
Le Boulou, France41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Friends
I was interested to read Marcel’s review as my experience has been quite different. Yesterday I attended what must be my tenth vineyard tour and lunch at Domaine Treloar. At each visit Jonathan speaks off the cuff most interestingly and responds to visitors’ questions with equally interesting follow-up. Yesterday he took us round one of his more distant vineyards as, I think, a change for me. Every time I make the tour I gain an additional, intriguing slant on viticulture. Rachel’s lunches are excellent and imaginative home cooking. Jonathan’s tutored winetasting a delight.

The history and methods employed by Jonathan in the vineyard and winery are well described on the Domaine website so are not appropriate to this review. Nevertheless, the application of the principles of ‘sustainable viticulture’ are interesting to see and the contrast with neighbouring vineyards very revealing.

I have been laying down wine for thirty years or more and, although I would not class myself as a great connoisseur, I have more than a nodding acquaintance with wine. I came across Domaine Treloar shortly after I arrived to live in Pyrénées-Orientales in 2006. It happened to coincide with the Domaine’s first bottling and I was impressed by the quality of the wines. First impressions have been confirmed by the award of two stars from Guide Hachette and very favourable reviews from Jancis Robinson and others of that ilk. Not, I think, ordinary or uninteresting wines! Quite the opposite in fact.

I make a point of taking all my many summer visitors for a tour of Domaine Treloar and can recommend a visit and the wines to all, even those with only a passing interest in wine.

In summary, highly recommended.
Written July 15, 2012
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DotnVic
Windsor12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We discovered the wines of this vineyard when eating at Bistrot Le Cortal in Vernet les Bains and decided to see for ourselves where and how the wine was produced. Jonathan and Rachel were very helpful and we left with ample supplies for the UK - especially the One Block!
Written August 1, 2012
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MikeTCumbria
Cumbria, UK217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
I have visited many wineries in southern France and tasted their wines, but this must be the best experience yet. I spent two weeks in the gite attached to Domaine Treloar and can thoroughly recommend the gite, the area and the wine tour. Jonathan has a passion for producing quality wines and is skilful at communicating his passion and explaining his methods. The wines are a fine example of what can be achieved in this region and must not be missed
Written August 20, 2015
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Dave M
London, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
We stayed in the Domaine's gite for two nights and also went on the wine tour. Both were excellent. The gite has all you need for a family stay. Three bedrooms, bathroom and two separate WC's, as well as a stock if books and the essential Wifi. Great base for exploring the area. Jon and Rachel recommended destinations for us. The seaside town of Collioure was lovely but the bathing lake at Villeneuve de la Raho is a highlight for a lazy afternoon with kids. And of course then there's the wine tour and tasting. Moderately priced to cover the tasting costs and Jon takes you out to see the vines, explain the work of a vigneron and answer any questions. We could have quite happily spent a week there.
Written July 8, 2015
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JenksBrighton
Brighton, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
A perfect birthday treat arranged by our son and partner to be taken during our two month stay in Rousillon - made all the more so because Tom and Chloe were with us at the time.

Jonathan's career change, enthusiasm for his subject, relaxed approach, tips for avoiding pretention and enhancing enjoyment and understanding of wine all made for fascinating engagement - out in the fields and in the tasting over Rachel's excellent tapas lunch from very good local ingredients. We'll be looking forward to our acquisitions - held back for special occasions if we can avoid earlier temptation,

Thanks too for the recommendation to eat at La Bartavelle. Superb.
Written May 18, 2014
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