Exquisite Wines Enhanced by Panoramic Setting
With vineyards scattered around the village of Trouillas in the Aspres region, Domaine Treloar is located in the Pyrenees’ foothills in Roussillon. The estate stretches over ten hectares, cultivates the finest quality grapes, nourished by the region’s perfect microclimate. For people who want to stay overnight, there is a three-bedroom farmhouse with a picturesque garden.
Domaine Treloar is a Truly Artisan Operation
Owned and Operated by Jonathan Hesford and wife Rachel Treloar, the winery expresses Rachel’s Maori and Cornish ancestry. Jonathan worked in London, where he met Rachel and got married. He also worked as an assistant winemaker at Neudorf Vineyards, New Zealand, where the couple dreamt about owning a winery. In 2006, after examining several wine regions, the couple ended up buying an ancient winery and various plots in Roussillon. Today, the family uses only estate-owned grapes to produce luscious red, white, rose, and fortified wines under Languedoc-Roussillon labels. The winery was chosen as the favourite wine producer by a reputed french magazine, La Revue du Vin de France, in 2013.
The Winery Follows Sustainable Viticulture Program –LutteRaisonnée
Maintaining the terroirs’ freshness and overall ecosystem, Jonathan’s vine cultivation approach is biodynamic. He grows a wide array of grapes, comprising high-end Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan, and Muscat, along with Grenache Gris, Macabeu, and Carignan Blanc. From pruning and trimming to mowing through handpicking, the couple carries out every process in the vineyards. After manual picking, the bunches are collected in small boxes before transporting to the cellar for fermentation.