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
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.
local Jurancon vineyard
Inside Jurancon Wine
Tasting Centre at Lacommande
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.
there is a hearty breakfast in your farmhouse kitchen of fresh breads, homemade preserves, orange juice, farm eggs, ham,
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 Open doors festival in December
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
-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.
Area at Domaine Larroude, our local vineyard