Hunt the truffle and wine weekend in the picturesque RhÃ´ne Valley from 20th to 23rd February
This authentic artisanal experience is hosted by 3D Wines and the Bouchard family at Domaine des Grands Devers, high in the hills near Valréas, in the northern Côtes du Rhône.
Explore Europe’s largest truffle market and join a tutored group hunt for the elusive black truffle, within the domaine’s oak wood. Guests are rewarded with a sumptuous truffle dinner at the domaine. Visit the Saurel family at Montirius, the fascinating biodynamic vineyard that produces fabulous wines, and then dine at the beautiful Château Rochegude.
This amazing weekend begins in the beautiful countryside up in the hills of the Rhône region. Delve into the mysterious world of truffle trading in Richerenches. This small medieval village is the home of a huge truffle market in Europe where up to 800kg of truffles are traded each week. Montélimar nougat, honey, cheeses and ham are other mouth-watering specialities.
Your guide will then take guests on a tour to discover where the real truffle merchants deal the local delicacies, from the back of their cars and vans, negotiating prices with other agents and restaurateurs from all over France. Note: all cloaked in the intoxicating aroma of these black gems – musk, earth, and incense! Astronomical prices can be paid for the best quality, of course.
From here guests will visit Domaine des Grands Devers, located in the hills and surrounded by vines, pine trees, truffle oaks and lavender, for a delicious gourmet lunch. Afterwards the hunt begins for the prized Winter Black Truffles (known as tuber brumale).
The following day guests will visit the biodynamic domaine Montirius, located in the beautiful Vacqueyras and Gigondas region. To finish off your weekend you will partake in a gourmet lunch at the stunning Château de Rochegude.
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