Wine from Roussillon, France

Experiencing the Unique Soils and Wine of the Roussillon

The Roussillon region of France is breathtakingly gorgeous, with dramatic tall mountains jaggedly framing wide open blue skies. Everything in sight – gnarly bush vines, minerals sparkling in the black… More »

Domain Singla

Meeting Laurent de Bescombes of Domaine Singla

It was such a pleasure to meet the dynamic young M. Laurent de Bescombes of Domaine Singla, who came to the Conseil Interprofessional des Vins du Roussillon (CIVR) office to… More »

Domaine Serre-Romani

Visiting Domaine Serre Romani in Espira de l’Agly

The last visit of the day was at a lovely property called Domaine Serre Romani, founded by the energetic Laurent and Cylia Pratx, who met during their studies as agronomists… More »

Domaine Pouderoux

Visiting Domaine Pouderoux

I was looking forward to an excursion into Maury to visit Domaine Pouderoux, an estate established in 1826. Maury is a part of the Roussillon world famous for its fortified wine… More »

Don Brial

Visiting the Don Brial Cooperative in the Roussillon

It was a pleasure to meet the enthusiastic Jean-Claude Pedrol, a high ranking official at the Dom Brial cooperative in the Roussillon. With 250 growers, it is one of the… More »

Visiting Chateau de Corneilla

One of the most unusual meetings of our week of visits was with the fascinating Jonqueres d’Oriola (Jon), who lives in an actual castle with his wife and extended family.… More »

La Tour Vielle

Le Tour Vielle

Very nice visit to La Tour Vielle, a winery owned by Vincent Cantié and Christine Campadieu, who both grew up in wine growing families in the area and are passionate… More »

Clos Saint Sebastien

Visiting Saint Sebastien Winery in Collioures

A lovely visit and tasting at Domaine Saint Sebastien. Its owner, the dynamic young Mr. Peronne, also owns a lively Collioure restaurant that overlooks the sea is on a busy… More »

Terres des Temmpliers

Visiting Terres des Templiers in Banyuls

Our visit of the lovely Collioure area begins with a visit to the famous Terres des Templiers, a cooperative bringing together nearly 650 winemakers who produce collectively 1000 hectares of… More »

Ferrer Ribiere

Visit to Domaine Ferrer Ribiere

What a wonderful visit to Domaine Ferrer Ribiere  in Terrats. This is a small winery in the foothills of the Canigou, just 15 km South-West of Perpignan, near Spain. The… More »

Domaine Treloar

A Visit to Domaine Treloar

What a fun visit to Domaine Treloar,  a small, high-quality wine producing estate located in the Village of Trouillas in the Pyrenees-Orientales department of France. I must say that it… More »

Domaine de Nidoleres

Lunch in Auberge Nidoleres with Owner/Winemaker Mr. Escudie

One of the most exciting things about visiting producers in remote regions is the opportunity to have lunch at quaint, intimate restaurants frequented by locals. In this case, our host… More »

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