Good Food and Wine

Traditional Markets and Regional Producers

Discover the region through its traditional markets. You can buy preserved (confit) duck and goose products, sausages, truffles, cheeses, oils, dried fruits, preserves and liqueurs directly from producers who are always happy to share a taste of their know-how and a traditional family recipe for you to try at home.

Foie Gras and Monbazillac Wine

The delicate foie gras is complemented by the mellow gold of the distinctive sweet white wine produced in the Monbazillac area to the south of Bergerac. Visit the farms and the vineyards whose traditions are traced back to the middle ages.

The Bergerac Wines

Here is a peaceful land of woods, prairies, orchards and vineyards that have remained unchanged for thousands of years. Established along both banks of the Dordogne, Bergeracois wine country includes 93 villages and covers more that 12,000 hectares (30,000 acres). The right bank is constituted of terraces with a mix of gravely, sandy and alluvial soils. The left bank is a succession of slopes with predominantly chalky soil. The quality of these soils, the mildness of the climate and the abundance of sunshine all contribute to the greatness of Bergerac wines.

The Wine Routes

With 12 appellations, Bergerac’s wine heritage has something for everyone. Combine your discovery of medieval fortified towns or riverside villages on your way to many of the 120 growers who love to share their passion for their wine.

Or, why not book a short wine tasting course at La Maison des Vins de Bergerac and sample a selection of regional wines. A tourism and vineyard map is available with suggested itineraries to get you started.