Come and discover the very best wines and cheeses of Périgord. Sample the delights of this special corner of France in just 48 hours – unwind as you savour local wines and cheeses and learn new skills.

Get away from it all with a weekend break in beautiful Dordogne. Plus, learn how to taste wine like a professional and pair wine with foods – and amaze your friends when you get back with a fantastic cheeseboard you’ve put together yourself.

Join us on a journey through Dordogne’s unique terroir, taking in crisp Bergerac whites, intense reds from Pécharmant and a host of unique artisanal cheeses.

Belvès is officially one of France’s most beautiful villages and is renowned for its seven bell towers and its troglodyte caves. It’s also a magnet for food lovers, with its weekly market throughout the year and its gastronomic night markets in summer.

We offer weekend break packages in October and November. For just 395€ for two people, here’s what your weekend with us would look like.

Friday
You arrive. Over a lunch of cheeses and charcuterie, we’ll introduce you to the wines of the area. Using four very different wines, you’ll gain an appreciation of the variety of local wines.

Later in the afternoon, once you’ve had the chance to explore this beautiful medieval village, we’ll teach you what to look for in a wine, from its nose to its legs.

In this masterclass, you’ll discover how to judge its colour, intensity, aroma, sweetness, acidity, tannin, body and flavours, using the approach taken by wine professionals internationally.

We’ll start you off with a glass of wine, before we set you a wine challenge, where you get to test out your new knowledge on three wines, each served blind. It will be up to you to work out which is which.

We’ll give you time together on Friday evening. We know plenty of places to eat that we can recommend for you – and we can book you a table, if you’d like us to.

Saturday
After a peaceful night’s sleep, our breakfast will set you up for the day.

We’ll let you explore Belvès’ popular weekly market on Saturday morning.

Once you’ve finished, take a coffee outside one of the cafés in the beautiful central square with its medieval market hall and just watch the world go by. Or visit the fascinating troglodyte caves that lie beneath the village.

Over lunch back at the property, we’ll teach you how to pair wine with food. You’ll learn skills you’ll value for life – and that will delight friends and family.

Afterwards, we’ll send you off to visit one of the best winemakers in the Bergerac area for a tasting. There, you’ll try a variety of both white and red wines from one of our favourite suppliers.

On Saturday evening, we’ll give you more time together. Again, we have recommendations for places to eat, depending on what you’re looking for.

Sunday
After breakfast, we’ll show you how to create the perfect cheeseboard. You’ll enjoy the fruits of your labours for lunch, washed down with a glass of wine each.

Your time with us will come to an end after lunch.

What’s included

  • 2 nights’ accommodation for 2 people sharing a room
  • 2 breakfasts for 2 people
  • 3 lunches with wine for 2 people
  • 1 masterclass: how to taste wine like a professional
  • 1 lesson: how to pair wine with food
  • 1 workshop: how to master a cheeseboard
  • 1 visit to a vineyard

What’s not included

  • Flights or trains
  • Car hire, private driver or taxi service
  • Transport to the vineyard
  • Holiday insurance
  • 2 dinners for 2 people

How to book
All of this is just 395€ for two people. Book now.