Terres Fidèles

The South of France is a reference point for many things - sun, sea, sand... the other thing... holidays, Cézanne, Lavender, Herbs de Provence and the cult of Rosé wines. From other wine points of view, the fine wine world is abandoned by all but a few well-known wineries in lofty mountain villages or in pockets of historic appellations.

But this winery is a wonderful exception. Based as far south as you can be in France, the borders of vineyards used by Terres Fidèles really do run up to the north of Spain. It is land that is home to some of the oldest and highest quality Grenache in the world, that has been, alas, often overlooked for use in fine dry wines and turned instead into the fortified wines for which the region has built such a fine reputation. But where there is fine Grenache... there is sure to be Fergal Tynan in hot pursuit. Or lurking nearby and in 2016 he and his band of merry Grenache-lovers identified sites and vineyards that had been left to rack and ruin and, with the help of some seriously impressive local big-hitters, began this wonderful, insightful, authentic, generous and joyful project.

Encompassing wines from the regions immediately outside the city or Perpignan and those to the north by the appellations beside the Ventoux, there is really something for everyone here. They have found "Faithful Soils" and a slowly and carefully going about the business of putting these wines very firmly on the map and in the places where these grapes belong.

These make a stunning collection of wines for which we seem to be on the look to find excuses to drink. And continue to succeed. With ease.

Terres Fidèles

Customer reviews

Excellent service, lovely wine, choosing online is so easy with Chris’ excellent tasting notes and the fun of opening a wine for the first time adds to the experience.
Gerry R
I ordered some sparkling Cava from Chris which arrived so promptly! A really delicate delicious wine that I haven't seen anywhere else. A great selection of quality wines at really good prices!
A. O'Neill
I must say the wine list here is amazing. Top quality and what I like the most is a rich info on every presented bottle. Pure example when someone puts their heart and knowledge into it. I had a few Burgundy ones and they were delicious! Superb packaging and delivery as well.
My first purchase with Allotment and it was a really positive experience - from their website, product range , price range and professional follow up.
Anne K.
I stumbled across this wine merchant while searching online for a particular Spanish wine. I'm glad I did as I discovered an excellent selection of wines from that country, as well as from other regions, all at competitive prices. Excellent personal service and prompt delivery made for a great overall experience. Highly recommended
John H.
The owner Chris provides an incredible customer experience. After I had ordered online, he contacted me separately to offer additional insights into all the wines I had chosen and to give me a voucher for next time.
Sean G
A great experience ordering from The Allotment Wine Company. A wide variety of wines to try something new and at good prices with super quick delivery! Really convenient too as opposed to trying to find parking!
Nicola D.
Good range of interesting wines. Good personal attention to their orders. Very customer focused. I would be happy to recommend this company to any prospective customer.
Jim D
Wonderful wines from a wonderfully wise wine man! Have discovered some cracking vino thanks to Chris’ educational and entertaining videos and can’t wait to try more. My favourite kind of special delivery!
Kate W.
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