Owned and operated by Englishman Jonathan Hesford and his Kiwi wife, Rachel Treloar. Rachel’s Maori and Cornish ancestry is reflected in their logo.
On 11 September 2001, they were living one block away from the World Trade Center. After seeing both planes crash into the buildings from a few hundred metres, they left their apartment with what they could carry. In the aftermath of that disaster, they lost their home, jobs and their right to live in the States.
The experience made them think about what really mattered in their life. They wanted a different environment for their children. They wanted to have more control over their direction and to spend our time working at something that truly motivates them. Enter wine…
This wine is named after Bruce Springsteen’s song ‘The Promised Land’, which brings together two concepts which shaped Domaine Treloar. That there is an ideal place for each person and that you will only achieve your dreams through hard work and determination.
A dry white wine made from Grenache gris 50%, Macabeu 30% and Carignan blanc 20%. Fermented in barrel with wild yeasts to give complexity.
The nose is subtle with hints of pears and river stones. The complex layers of flavours only appear after several seconds in the mouth. (It is not a quaffer!). Quince, wax and a smoky minerality. Serve only lightly chilled. Improves with a little aeration and decanting.
Jon and Rachel love it with grilled fish, such as Bream or Bass. Also works with delicate pasta dishes with both creamy and tomato sauces and is excellent with Bouillabaisse and similar seafood stews – even Moules Mariniere. The greatest pairing they have experienced was a local delicacy called Carn de Parol with balsamic vinegar and truffle oil – go find!