Collioure is famous for it’s special, beautiful wines. Visit wineries, coöperatives and vineyards.
The area of Collioure is producing a small quantity of eminent wines. The Appellation Collioure Controlée covers the production of red, rosé and white wines. Hugh Johnson says in his ‘pocket wine guide’ about the red Collioure: “warm, spicy and solid wines, of breathtaking beautiful terraces above the town”. The white wines and rosés are solid, fruity wines that will turn any evening on a terrace in Collioure into a delight.
Next to the dry wines Collioure is a producer of splendid fortified wines that are being sold as the appellation ‘Banyuls’. Hugh Johnson says about these wines: “fantastic vin doux naturel”.
The best known winehouses are located in Collioure, Banyuls and Port-Vendres. The cooperative winery of Collioure is located in a 13th century dominican monastery. Off course all these winehouses can be visited, sometimes only with an appointment.
The owners of Orange de Collioure are the co-owners of one of the domaines and can, if desired, introduce you to various ‘vignerons’.