Johann moved to the south of France from Chicago in 2003 to take over the Pepin family vineyard, leaving behind his job for fresh air, starry skies, and organic farming.
Lisa moved to the south of France from Chicago in 2003 to take over the Pepin family vineyard, leaving behind her job for fresh air, starry skies, and organic farming.
We were a group of 4 on a cool late November afternoon. We watched the dogs hunting truffles while Johann explained how to train dogs to hunt truffles. He also explained where the truffles like to grow, signs around trees that you may have truffles growing and how you can purchase oak trees that have truffle spores on them.
We also learned about bee keeping in the area, olive trees and how the oil is made. Johann and Lisa's farm is all organic.
Lisa treated us to some delicious truffles treats. Truffles on bread with butter and a bit of truffle salt, also on a cream cheese type cheese. We even had truffle ice-cream with truffle honey. We had a delicious champagne with our truffles, the champagne is made by a family member.
We enjoyed our visit, even adopted a truffle tree. If you are in the south of France, this is a must visit destination.
Everything from here is amazing! The truffles are fresh, the oils are fabulous! The wine and champagne tops it off perfectly.