CELLIER DES TEMPLIERS,the easiest way to discover Banyuls wines!

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Le Cellier des Templiers,a cooperative of 750 winegrowers producing two third of the all Banyuls,exploiting 1200 hectares of vines in Banyuls,Port-Vendres and Collioure.

                                The Cellier des Templiers (Templars' cellar) on the heights of Banyuls is a cooperative of more than 750 winegrowers exploiting 1200 hectares of vines in Banyuls,Port-Vendres and Collioure and producing a broad range of fine wines.

                                We enjoy this easy signposted informative and entertaining tour during one hour:after a short film,one see the Large Cellar standing in the middle of the vineyard and home to a very impressive ensemble of vats and oak barrels.

The open-air maturation gives a maderisation taste(rancio)
Then we discovered the open-air ageing area regrouping over 500 big barrels:this technique allows the wine to mature by developing their characteristic maderisation taste(rancio).

                                Then we got a free tasting of several wines(ad libitum!),don't worry parents,your kids may enjoy some cartoons in the videoarea!

                                We didn't see the Underground Cellar from the 13th century built by the Knights Templar where the the greatest Cuvées finish to mature in bottles.

The Vinotheque

                                 Open year round,from 1st April to October 30 th:1000-1930,closed on Sunday from november 1st to March 31?100-1800,Saturday 1000-1300 and 1500-1800.

                                 Free French tour BUT thanks to the French sense of welcome and business,the English and the German(only on reservation) cost 5 euro!!!

                                 Le Cellier des Templiers route du Mas Reig  66650 Banyuls, phone: 33 (0) 468483692.It can be reached with the little train www.le-petit-train-touristique-.com

 Cooks may find several recipes on their website: www.banyuls.com

                                 

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Le Cellier des Templiers,a coopera…
Le Cellier des Templiers,a cooper…
The open-air maturation gives a ma…
The open-air maturation gives a m…
The Vinotheque
The Vinotheque
one of the huge vat
one of the huge vat
you may reach the cellar on the Pe…
you may reach the cellar on the P…
car park on the left,see the Frenc…
car park on the left,see the Fren…
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entry
welcome,English tour:5 euro!
welcome,English tour:5 euro!
opening hours
opening hours
awards
awards
more awards
more awards
the cellar is in the middle of the…
the cellar is in the middle of th…
one of my beloved dry stone walls
one of my beloved dry stone walls
more stone walls!
more stone walls!
open-air maturing
open-air maturing
close to the cellar
close to the cellar
vats
vats
new oak barrels
new oak barrels
plough
plough
more vat
more vat
oak vats hundreds of year old
oak vats hundreds of year old
more
more
a fine vinegar is sold by the cell…
a fine vinegar is sold by the cel…
Tasting hour
Tasting hour
Awards
Awards
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