In the 1990s, the Bergerie du Trillol was a small property of 8 hectares, the forgotten remnants of a formerly larger estate.
British-born Peter Allan Sichel, who owned property in the Bordeaux region, fell in love with the beautiful valley of Cucugnan and bought the Bergerie du Trillol. In the wine business himself, he quite naturally invested in the surrounding vine plots with a new challenge in mind: that of applying his know-how to the high-lying vines in this little paradise in the Upper Corbières.
Gradually, he assembled plots to form a single estate, Domaine du Trillol, which took the name of Château Trillol in 2008.
During the 1990s, the Sichel family embarked on a lengthy programme of vineyard expansion and replanting and today has 45 hectares, planted with Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Roussanne and Maccabeu in two distinct terroirs: Cucugnan (Quéribus) and La Bergerie (Termenès).
Besides its bergerie (originally a stone building for keeping sheep), and vineyard, Château Trillol also has its own winemaking facilities and a wine-tasting cellar, which is open to the public.