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Priory of Serrabone

Tel: +33 (0)4 68 95 02 29
Mob: +33 (0)6 50 88 21 70

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16 Traverse de Thuir
66300 Trouillas
France

GPS: 42.6111, 2.8070

Visiting Us:

Opening Times:

Mon-Fri 16:00 - 18:30 and

Saturday 09:30 to 12:00

Please contact us if you want to visit at another time or to arrange a guided tour as we live at the winery.

Winery closed 25th Oct - 2nd Nov

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Roussillon

France's Most Exciting Wine Region

We could have chosen to make wine anywhere in the world but we chose the Roussillon in Southern France. Why? Because it had all the features we were looking for:

We are determined to be a significant part of this region's wine revival.

Local Restaurants

Here are some nice local restaurants that list our wines:

The Surrounding Area

The Roussillon has a huge selection of interesting things to do. Here are just a handful:-

Getting Here

The Roussillon is serviced by several airports and numerous airlines.

Our nearest airports are:

Perpignan - 15 mins
Girona (Spain) - 1 hour
Carcassonne - 1.5 hours
Beziers - 1.5 hours
Montpellier - 2 hours
Toulouse - 2.5 hours

We recommend using SkyScanner to plan flights.

Frogbus offers low-cost transfers from Girona airport to Perpignan centre 5 times daily.

Sun Transfers offer airport-to-door bespoke transfers from both Girona and Perpignan airports.

Snippets of History

Vines have been grown in the Roussillon since the 6th or 7th century BC. Vineyards have been worked by the Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, Cathars, Templars and Catalans. 100 generations of vignerons can't be wrong!

Our vineyards were owned, from the 12th to 14th centuries, by the Knights Templar, based at the nearby Commanderie of Mas Deu.

The Village of Trouillas is believed to be the birthplace of fortified wine. In the 14th Century, Arno de Villanova, physician to the king of Majorca in Perpignan, discovered that adding alcohol to fermenting wine killed the yeast and preserved the natural sugar. This is the principle behind Rivesaltes, Banyuls and Maury and then Sherry, Port and Madeira.

On 22 Sept 1793, The Spanish defeated the French Revolutionary Army at the Battle of Trouillas. The French Artillery batteries were positioned on the hill of Le Roubau, where our vines now grow.

In 1949 the Trouillas village council declared the commune as World Territory without any nationality. The move to secede from France never happened. Read the article.

 

Local Information Websites

Anglophone Direct - English-language guide to the Pyrenees-Orientales including a helpful and informative forum.

The Languedoc Page - Informative English-language website and forum for the Languedoc region

The Languedoc in the South of France:- weather, holidays, beaches, property, tourism and travel, Cathar castles, history, sports, food and wine, and everyday living.

French Entree Languedoc - Informative website for property, life and holidays in the region.

Idées-Go - What's on in the Languedoc Roussillon. Tourism website with a great event search facility.

Anglo-Info Languedoc - English-speaking business directory and forum