Wine and Truffle
Tuber Melanosporum is the Black Truffle
Mysterious and coveted from the beginning of time, the truffle provokes more than simple curiosity. Its origins, its scent, its taste and its color make it a “Grande Dame” that is revered the world over. Discover the earthy side of luxury that will stun and delight your senses!
The truffle Patch, The Collector and The Dog
We will meet with the truffle-producing farmer and his truffle hound. He will provide you with the proper tools and show off the special skills of his faithful friend and we will follow him into the hills to look for the “Black Diamond”. On the way he will let you in some of his secrets, we will see his dog in action and if we are lucky, he might be able to dig out a few truffles (but there is no guarantee since it is a rarity).
The Wine and Truffle Lunch
Late morning we will leave our truffle-producing farmer and move on to a magnificent 17th century “hôtel particulier” and its French style gardens for an indulgent wine & truffle lunch. During the meal, we will serve you with 3 different wines for you to taste and discuss.
After this feast, you will have an hour to stroll around the magnificent village built on top of the hill which has been awarded as one of the “most beautiful villages in France.”
Your Private Wine and Truffle
Experience the South of France on this unique private tour led by an English-speaking local. Your guide will share his expertise of French wine, answer all of your wine-related questions, and share with you some of the history of the local wines and tasting techniques.
Our friendly guide will pick you up from your hotel or B&B (up to 10 km around Aix en Provence) and return you at the end of the tour. If you wish to be picked up and dropped off from a location outside this 10km radius, extra fees may apply.
The Full Day Tour Includes
The knowledge and guidance of a French wine expert, a visit to the truffle producing farmer, guided tasting of 3 wines during lunch
Lunch, personal expenses, and any services not mentioned above are not included
Full day tour – 8h
Transportation in a luxury 7-seater car