French Food and Wine Lovers’ Weekends 2020

Wednesday 13th to Sunday 17th May 2020
Wednesday 10th – Sunday 14th June 2020

We are offering you the opportunity to enjoy a weekend of great food and wine in beautiful South West France.

Along with delicious home cooked meals and a variety of local wines, trips out, cooking demonstrations and time to relax, the weekend will give you the opportunity to learn something new or revitalise your interest in cooking. The focus will be on using seasonal, local and regional ingredients.

Places are limited to a maximum of 16 per weekend and the prices below are all-inclusive. There are two price levels depending on what accommodation you choose. It is even better value if you are interested in staying on for longer – so just let us know.

If you have any questions or would like to make a booking, please email Joy at or call 00 44 7801 833615

You can book flights to Bergerac or Bordeaux from London, Liverpool, Birmingham, East Midlands, Bristol and Manchester

Draft Programme – Arrive Wednesday – Depart Sunday May/June 2020

  • Welcome drinks and 4 course dinner on arrival

  • Breakfast every morning (Thursday – Sunday) including homemade preserves and eggs from our own chickens and ducks

  • Lunch with wine every day (Thursday – Saturday) including lunch at a local French restaurant and a food and wine pairing lunch with wines from the Bergerac region.

  • Dinner with wine every evening (Wednesday – Saturday) including a seven course dinner paired with award winning wines from the Duras region (see the 2019 menu below)

  • Visiting the traditional food and gift market in the beautiful Bastide town of Eymet

  • A trip to the artisan chocolate factory shop with tasting included

  • Wine tasting and tour of the vineyard at an award-winning vineyard in the Duras wine region

  • Cookery demonstration and food information session using seasonal, local produce

Price includes all the above plus 4 nights’ accommodation.

Private accommodation

  • Arch (1 double bed and 1 bathroom) £365 per person based on 2 people sharing (MAY & JUNE BOOKED)

  • Lodge (1 double, small twin and 1 bathroom) £365 per person based on 2 people sharing (MAY BOOKED)

Shared accommodation – own room with shared facilities

  • Grange (2 double rooms, 1 single and 1 bathroom) £315 per person based on a minimum of 4 people sharing (MAY & JUNE BOOKED)

  • Farm (3 double rooms, 1 twin and 2 bathrooms) £315 per person based on a minimum of 6 people sharing


All gites have a sitting and dining area, kitchen, bathroom with toilet and shower plus private and shared outside space. Hairdryers, bath towels and pool towels are provided.
During the weekend guests have full exclusive use of the gardens and grounds and the two swimming pools.
Would you like to stay for longer? Rates available on request.

All gites are equipped with tea, coffee, sugar and milk plus a welcome basket
Feedback from previous guests:

  • ‘The fusion of French and English food was absolutely amazing’

  • ‘A brilliant mix of relaxation and activities – I would highly recommend the 4 days to family and friends’

  •  ‘The whole weekend was superb. From the stunning location to the amazing food and the thought that has been put into the trips out and the menus’

  • A highlight for me has been the flavour combinations that I would never have considered. You have changed my attitude to trying new foods’

If you would like your own private, bespoke food and wine lover's weekend (minimum number of 8 people), please do get in touch with Joy at


Example seven course dinner paired with Domaine du Grand Mayne wines from 2019 


Assorted Canapes
Méthode Traditionnelle Sparkling Rosé
Mise en Bouche
Salmon Marinated in Lime and Dill with Mustard and Whisky Sauce and Cucumber Relish
Grand Mayne Sauvignon Blanc 2016 AOC Côtes de Duras
Duck Terrine, toasted Brioche with Fig and Elderflower Confit
Réserve Sauvignon Sémillon 2012 AOC Côtes de Duras
Pan fried Fillet of Pork with Capers and Cider Butter Sauce
Gratin Dauphinoise
French Green Beans with Butter and Smoked Garlic
Réserve Merlot Cabernet 2015 AOC Côtes de Duras
Saint-Nectaire Fermier
Grand Mayne Merlot Cabernet 2015 AOC Côtes de Duras
Dark Chocolate and Cardamom Torte with Crème Fraiche
Révolution 2011 AOC Côtes de Duras
Pear Sorbet with Agen Prune marinated in Prune Eau de Vie