Perfect for those that want to know that little bit more about Bergerac wines
Our wine weekends, based in South West France, run from October through March.
Customised for groups of up to 6, our tours are led by Max, Duck & Truffle's multi-lingual sommelier, who is a long standing local resident with a wealth of knowledge and passion for wines. All of our weekends are personalised to meet individual desires.
We focus the morning in Saussignac. Of the 13 AOC’s this is the smallest and produces one third of all of the bio wines in Bergerac. After visiting a vineyard we take a short drive to Monbazillac for lunch at La Tour des Vents. This restaurant has stunning views over the vineyards and whilst it is Michelin-starred it has a very relaxed setting. After lunch we visit a vineyard in Monbazillac and then stop to admire the world famous Chateau.
In 1936, Monbazillac was among the first recognised AOC wine appellations in France. It's the biggest sweet wine appellation in the world and the climate allows the formation of noble rot on the Semilon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle grape giving a result similar to the well known Sauternes appellation. The result is a rich, sweet wine which is very enjoyable due to the level of acidity balancing against the high sugar content.
In the north we start our morning in Pecharmant, which is to the north-east of Bergerac and from which comes some of the most full bodied reds with aging potential. We then move west to Rosette, just north of Bergerac and known for its slightly sweet, fresh and floral white wine. Then after lunch we explore the most western wine area, Montravel, home to four of the 13 AOC’s of Bergerac. The ‘terroir’ here is similar to St. Emilion and the high content of limestone in the soil produces vibrant and mineral tasting white wines.
On average each tasting will include 5 wines and we aim to visit 3 vineyards a day so during your wine weekend you will sample 30 Bergerac wines. We have carefully selected these vineyards based on our own experience of regular visits and tastings. All vineyards are small family run businesses and offer great value wines. We do not focus on the larger commercialised vineyards.
Prices start from €595 per person. See our accommodation options below.
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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.
Château Mont d'Onel, a luxurious complex exclusively for adults offering bed & breakfast and gîtes
Experience the Dordogne as it should be by enjoying the luxurious Château Mont-d’Onel perched on a hill with magnificent views over the town and river. Set in 80 acres of parkland and wood, this historic 13th century château and grounds are now back to their former glory. Soak in the peace and tranquility of our unique location whilst taking advantage of easy walking access to the charming village of Couze-et-Saint-Front. Inside the château, you will find a cozy library and an elegant wine lounge, which spills out onto a glorious terrace and stunning views of the Dordogne valley. Le Mont-d’Onel strives to strike a balance between a top level, exclusive resort and the charm and personal touch of a family run operation.
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