Taster weekend

Gastronomic weekend in the Dordogne from mid-October through mid-April

A taster weekend sampling, what we think, are some of the best wines and gourmet dishes of Bergerac, South West France.

Bergerac vineyards
Bergerac vineyards

Your weekend

A really interactive few days, with wine tasting, delicious food and vineyard visits – all accompanied by a professional sommelier.  Plus, lots of precious time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Dordogne valley. Each weekend is 100% tailored for you and every itinerary based upon first-hand experience.

La Tour des Vents, Monbazillac
La Tour des Vents, Monbazillac

What's included?

3 nights Bed & Breakfast based on two people sharing;

3 mouth watering meals ranging from the gourmet delights of a Michelin-starred restaurant to a feast of classic local specialties at a Ferme Auberge;

Professional wine tour of the Bergerac vineyards, accompanied by Max, Duck & Truffle's multi-lingual professional sommelier;

Driver and transport throughout the weekend and pick-up to/from local airport or train station.

Beef filet, pan fried foie gras and truffle shavings
Beef filet, pan fried foie gras and truffle shavings

What next?

Our gourmet weekend price starts from €695.  See below a sample itinerary and our accommodation options. 

 

Interested?  Contact us, for more information.

 

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Les Truffières, Auberge à la Ferme, Tremolat
Les Truffières, Auberge à la Ferme, Tremolat
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau de Beynac
Le Vieux Logis gardens, Tremolat
Le Vieux Logis gardens, Tremolat

Our tours aren't like 'normal' tours. We live here and love this region and we share with you our passion for local food and wine in the Dordogne, visiting some of our favourite vineyards and restaurants led by Max, who is a long standing local resident with a wealth of knowledge and passion for local gastronomy and history. Tours are customised for small groups and personalised to meet individual desires.

Sample itinerary

Based on Ryanair flights from London Stansted to Bergerac. Weekends can be adapted to suit other flight times.

Saturday - As your morning began with an early flight, we move straight to your accommodation to check in and relax before a light lunch. We spend the afternoon with a very passionate local truffle farmer who explains all about the Perigord Black Truffles and shows how his dogs hunt for the truffles. In the evening, dinner is a feast of classic Périgord specialities at a traditional Auberge à la Ferme in the hills above Trémolat, renowned for its local home grown produce. 

 

Sunday - Today we focus on the Vezere Valley, the pre-historic area in the Dordogne. After breakfast we head towards Roque St Christophe - a cliff overlooking the Vezere valley which is the remains of a troglodyte town, the largest of its type in Europe. A short drive continuing along the banks of the Vezere takes us to lunch at the pretty little town of St Leon sur Vezere. Our drive back through the Vezere valley takes us to Font de Gaume, a pre-historic cave near the town of Les Eyzies de Tayac. Your table for 2 dinner is at Le Bistro de la Place, back in Trémolat where you can enjoy amazing food combinations and local wines in the comfort of this rustic bistro.

 

Monday - We spend the day in the Bergerac vineyards visiting 4 wineries experiencing everything from the luminous Bergerac Sec to creamy Monbazillac via Pécharmant, a full bodied red. Whichever gourmet weekend you select, your last dinner will be fitting for your final evening in the Dordogne. 

 

Tuesday - Before your afternoon flight, spend the morning in the beautiful medieval town of Bergerac with its winding narrow lanes and wonderful architecture or simply relax at your accommodation next to the fireside with a good book.

Your accommodation options

Duck & Truffle is proud to work with two local accommodations to bring you the option between the luxury of a Relais & Châteaux with on-site Michelin-starred restaurant or a chic picturesque converted water mill in a secluded valley.  One in the heart of Tremolat, home to Duck & Truffle, the other only a five minute drive away in the medieval village of Paunat.

Le Vieux Logis, Tremolat

Le Vieux Logis, a beautiful Relais & Châteaux with Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of Tremolat  

This boutique hotel, recently featured in both the Daily Telegraph and Olive Magazine, is located in the picturesque riverside village of Trémolat, voted one of France’s 20 Best Kept Secrets.  Steeped in charm and elegance, this 4-star family house is located on an estate that was previously dedicated to tobacco production. With its manor house, the former farm building, the outbuildings, and the gastronomic restaurant in the former tobacco drying house, Le Vieux Logis provides havens of tranquility where relaxation is just a way of life.

In 2015, Le Vieux Logis announced an exclusive collaboration with Duck & Truffle to provide a range of gourmet getaways.   

Le Moulin Neuf, Paunat

Le Moulin Neuf, a converted French mill-house in a secluded valley close to Paunat village

The English proprietor, Robert, has welcomed guests for over 20 years into his converted water mill and barn with its traditional French decoration set in over 15 acres of beautiful grounds.  The property comprises 2 stone built houses, that of Robert’s, which is the enchanting mill house, dating back well over 200 years, and the separate cosy guesthouse, which was originally the barn.  The guesthouse comprises a large sitting room with open fireplace for the winter days which opens onto a beautiful terrace next to a little stream – perfect for the sunny mornings.  There are five pretty double bedrooms each with a tranquil view of the unspoiled fields, streams and woods.

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