Towards the east of Fontalbe is Bergerac Wine Country where gently rolling, hillside vines spread up the north and south banks of the Dordogne river. Dordogne Vineyards produce a surprising variety of wines making it a treasure trove for wine lovers. With the same soils as Bordeaux, the wines are often made with greater attention to detail due to smaller, family-run vineyards and are certainly not to be missed.
To learn more about Bergerac wines or to simply enjoy touring the local countryside, sampling the local wines then we would recommend a private wine tour with Dordogne Vineyard Tours.
Vince will pick you up in your private van for the day and introduce you to the different appellations of Bergerac wine country. You’ll meet the winemakers, enjoy tasting different wine styles and colours, (including organic and natural wines) as well as get the inside track on local culture, history and wine-making. Lunch is a locally sourced picnic in an idyllic, shady spot overlooking the vines.
- Collected and dropped back to Fontalbe.
- Spend face to face time with the wine-makers themselves.
- Tastings of around 12-15 wines.
- A gourmet picnic lunch overlooking the vineyards.
- A knowledgeable, qualified, local host who can answer all your questions.
- Special little extras: bottled water, hand-gel, sunscreen, super soft rugs for chilly days.
Dordogne Vineyard Tours can also offer private wine tastings at Fontalbe should you prefer to enjoy the local wines from the comfort of your Gite.
Costs start from 155 Euros per person, based on a tour for two people. Up to 6 people can be accommodated in your private van, but if your party is larger then please just ask as tours can be arranged for up to 12 people.
You don’t need to squabble over who is going to drive and will uncover some hidden gems. Vince and Sue can also arrange shipping of wines back to your home, so you don’t need to deny yourself a treat because of luggage allowances and you can impress your friends on your return with your new-found knowledge.
We strongly recommend booking your tour well in advance of your arrival.
Please contact Rebecca who will arrange everything for you at firstname.lastname@example.org