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Domaine de Fonroques – Dordogne vineyard gite

Dordogne vineyard gite – set on a 40-hectare garden with an 8-hectare vineyard, the Domaine de Fonroques is located in Montcaret (24 Dordogne, Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes) between Saint-Emilion and Bergerac.

Domaine de Fonroques

Anne and Jean-Paul offer accommodation in one of two well-appointed self-catering cottages or one of their 3 comfortable Gipsy Caravans (roulottes) with their own shower rooms – set amongst the rich natural landscape of the  Périgord pourpre.

The domaine offers a natural swimming pool and an Organic vineyard,

An ancient domaine established over centuries, but now using modern techniques the Domaine de Fonroque produces wines which respect the environment. (Not to be confused with the Chateau Fonroque in Saint Emilion)

wineThe vineyards of Montravel form a link between Bergerac and Saint Emilion and are technically one of the nine subdivisions of the Bergerac AOC mainly for dry white and red wines on the western edge of the appellation area.

In the valley of the Dordogne river, the vineyards spread across the region’s low, rolling hills. The permitted grape varieties reflect the appellation’s location on the edge of  Bordeaux: red wines are mainly Merlot, while the dry white wines are largely Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

The Montravel appellation is centered on the village of Lamothe-Montravel, just 16km east of Saint-Emilion, with the Dordogne river flowing along the southern boundary of Montravel and the forests of the Landes  stretching to the north and east. See the Vins de Bergerac website.

see more...For more info and to check availability for the Dordogne vineyard gite see  Domaine de Fonroques

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nearest airports: Bergerac ECG (22km/14 miles) Bordeaux BOD (65 miles/100 km)