AOC Bergerac & AOC Duras - pretty good wines!
Wine Tours of Bergerac and Duras AOC's
We may be able to arrange through third parties guided wine tours in the South West France's Bergerac and Duras appellations conrole’s.
Bespoke Guided Tours
Whilst many winemakers are happy to show you round, and offer a little ‘degustation gratuit’ (free wine tasting) in the hopes you may then purchase, they are usually working farms, where time is short, and the owner speaks little or no English. Structured tours take the uncertainty out of a trip, covering several vineyards as standard. Several routes are usually available, each taking in wine producers hand selected for the quality of their wine and the beauty of the vineyard.
Hear all about it!
Take a close look at the complex growing conditions that form the ‘terroir’, learn the magic of French winemaking from the vigneron in the chai, and linger in the tasting room to try out the fruits of their labours. White and red wines are made using different techniques and processes. Learn and see for yourself about growing vines, the harvesting, pressing, and maceration of grapes, and the fermentation, storage, oak barrelling, blending and bottling of the wine at a working vineyard.
Collected and dropped off at Les Roches
Depending of the size of te party, we may be able to arrange collection and drop off at Le Grand Moulin – enabling you to fully enjoy a strenuous day of wine tasting safe in the knowledge that there is no need to drive. You will of course be able to buy wine at vineyard prices throughout the trip.
Chai – the building
in which the wine is made
Love wine? Then stay at le Grand Moulin where we have on hand our 'house wine'!
13 AOC Bergerac Appellations at a glance...
Bergerac Sec - Dry white wine
Bergerac Rose - Rose wine
Cotes de Bergerac Blanc Semi sweet white wine
Bergerac Rouge - Red wine
Cotes de Bergerac Rouge - Red wine
Montravel - Dry white wine
Cotes de Montravel - Semi sweet white wine
Haut Montravel - Semi sweet white wine
Montravel Rouge - Red Wine
Pecharmant - Oaky Red wine
Rosette - semi sweet white wine
Monbazillac - sweet white wine (with the 'noble rot')
Saussignac - Semi sweet white wine
Wine museum in Bergerac:
Maison des Vins de Bergerac, Vieux Bergerac, Quai Salvette, Place Cayla, 24100 Bergerac
tel: 05 53 63 57 55