From the Dordogne in the north to the Lot valley in the south and the western Pyrenees, the South West is home to a fascinating range of grape varieties and styles producing luscious dessert wines of red, white and rose.
For a true flavour experience try the wines from Bergerac, Buzet, Gaillac, Monbazillac and Cahors to the east of Bordeaux and Gascony, Madiran and Jurancon nearer the mountains.
Great local vineyards
Here are some recommended small producers to visit for a degustation from this vast region:
- Domaine de l’Ancienne Cure (Colombier, Bergerac / Monbazillac) + 33 (0)5 53 58 27 90
- Domaine Menard (Bretagne d’Armagnac, Gascony) + 33 (0)5 62 29 13 33
- Domaine Bellegarde (Jurancon) + 33 (0)5 59 21 33 17