Domaine de Trévallon nestles on the northern slopes of the Alpilles massif in Saint-Étienne-de Grès, in the heart of Provence, an arid land with bewitching garrigue landscapes. The estate is the story of the Dürrbach family. It was Eloi, the son of the first owners of the Mas de Chabert and the estate, who, without any study of oenology, set about working the soil to plant vines, remembering his father's words that this land would produce good wine.
This was followed by a colossal effort to integrate the vines into this harsh, dry yet charismatic land. The first Alpilles vines were planted in 1973 by Eloi Dürrbach on the land of Domaine de Trévallon. 20 hectares of vineyards then came to life on this Provencal massif, including 15 hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, and 2 hectares of Marsanne and Roussanne, white grape varieties endemic to the Drôme and Rhône Valleys.
Domaine de Trévallon's blends are unique. Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Syrah, combined with the limestone soil of the Alpilles, forge the personality of the Trévallon wines, just like that of its winemaker, who, without knowledge or certainties, had only one founding desire: to make good, natural wine, and nothing else.
But the family epic doesn't end with wine, it deepens with art, for which René Dürrbach, the instigator and precursor of this family history, had a passion. The founder of Trévallon, René Dürrbach saw art as a philosophy, so much so that he befriended the great names of cubism, such as Albert Gleizer, Fernand Léger and Pablo Picasso. Art is omnipresent at the estate, including on the bottles. Designed by René Dürrbach before his death in 1989, the graphics on the Domaine de Trévallon labels are chosen for the way they represent the vintage.