Jonathan and Rachel Treloar own and run this small, highly-regarded vineyard and winery in the Roussillon, France‚Äôs most exciting wine region.
Our path was rather unusual. We lived and worked within 500m of the Twin Towers on September 11 2001 and witnessing that event made us rethink our life and provided the catalyst to make our dream a reality. 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.
Our wines are regarded by Jancis Robinson MW, Britains most respected wine critic, as the best in the Roussillon, with eight of our wines currently ranking in her top fifteen.
In 2013 we were chosen as the Coup de Coeur (Favourite) Roussillon producer by La Revue du Vin de France, the country‚Äôs most influential wine magazine.
Our icon wine. Tahi is the Maori word for “1”. Domaine Treloar Tahi is made from the parcels of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre on Le Roubau, a rare limestone hillside, and aged for 12 months in French oak barriques. I then select only the barrels which make the most harmonious combination. There is toasty oak and roast coffee on the nose, perfectly balanced by the spicy fruit aromas. It is a very well balanced yet complex wine, which will benefit from cellaring for up to 10 years.