Domaine Jolly Ferriol

History


From the Past to the Present…

The Mas Ferriol’s history dates back to the 17th Century. It is typical of the old Catalan viticultural properties, with its walled courtyard, manor house, pigeon loft and wine cellar(s). The coaching inn building, annexed to the domaine, still stands today on highway N° 117.

In the past, the Domaine Ferriol wines were known to and purchased by Napoleon III and, the Queen of England. Of course, this was well before WWII when German troops requisitionned the property to lodge their horses...

After the war and without any Ferriol heirs wishing to exploit the property, the buildings were abandoned and the vineyards farmed-out.

In 2005 the new owners, Isabelle Jolly and Jean-Luc Chossart, eager to become an integral part of their ancestoral lands in the best possible way, renovated the domaine with respect for the Catalan tradition paramount in their objectives.

Today, they have cleaned-up and modernised the cellars. The large-capacity concrete vats have been converted to cold rooms. Also, a pneumatic press plus stainless steel vats have been acquired and installed.

Isabelle and Jean-Luc have have brought the manor house back to life in total harmony with and respect for the environment. They have created an individual sewage treatment plant, installed a wood-fired central heating system and harnessed solar energy for their hot-water supply.