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JURANCON WINE

Our local wine, with views over the vineyards from the farmhouse is a white wine

Jurancon was  the first wine in the world to gain the 'Appellation Controlee' or CRU status. Produced both as a sweet and a dry wine, with the vineyards facing the Pyrenees mountains. It is a wine highly rated by experts. Local speciality is a glass of Jurancon Doux with Foie Gras.

Jurancon area is planting more vines as demand outstrips supply. Jurancon wine is made, in general. from 2 grape varieties, the gros manseng and the petit manseng.

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A local Jurancon vineyard

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Inside Jurancon Wine Tasting Centre at Lacommande

Tastings/Degustation

30 domaines/private vineyards in the Jurancon region with
most offer tastings, though not all. Wine towns of Jurancon & Monein have wine festivals,  in August & December. Grape picking is done in October or even November. Also a special wine made by some vineyards with the grapes removed in December when they have almost a raisin-like quality to provide an extra, special taste.

Domaine Cauhape, considered to be one of the very best, has wines from 9 Euros to over 150 Euros per bottle and is is less than 2 km from the farmhouse.

The Lucq vineyard of Domaine Larroude is close to the farmhouse. It has a tasting hall and offers good value with wines

If you feel intimidated by a personal visit to a vineyard there are tasting centres in nearby towns of Monein, Lacommande and Jurancon.

Wine Tasting Weekends/Short Breaks

Available Oct-May see pricing page for short breaks. You will find the farmhouse stocked with tea, coffee, milk, mineral water.

Each morning there is a hearty breakfast in your farmhouse kitchen of fresh breads, homemade preserves, orange juice, farm eggs, ham, cheese, yogurt.
Each evening there is a 4 course luxury dinner with regional wines

Pricing is 350€ pp based on 6 persons, or 395€ pp for 4 persons.

VERY SPECIAL WINE TASTING WEEKEND Thurs 6 December - Monday 10 December 2015
 
Includes everything mentioned above for a standard wine weekend, the hearty breakfasts and 4 course deluxe dinners with wine served to you in the 17th century formal dining room complete with enormous fireplace of the adjacent building:
In addition...
-Visits to the local church (very beautiful) and a nearby vineyard on Friday evening.
-Late 4 course lunch on Sunday at an interesting vineyard is included.  A very local style affair. Sunday evening tapas
-Visits to other Jurancon, very differing, vineyards

Note price does not include airfares or car-hire.

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Tasting Area at Domaine Larroude, our local vineyard