Truffle Hunts 2020
Our public truffle hunts are on again this truffle season. They are the perfect way to explore the mystique of the Perigord Black Truffle and see an expert truffle dog in action.
The hunt will take place in the main truffiere, established in the winter of 2000 with 200 oaks. The truffle dog in charge will be Riley, a superb worker who has been finding truffles on the farm for nearly 10 years. During the hunt you’ll learn about the life cycle of the truffle, the history of cultivation and have a brief tour of the rest of the farm.
Previous years’ hunts have included a light lunch, but due to COVID restrictions, we will not be able to offer that this year. Instead, your ticket will entitle you to a 10g fresh truffle valued at $20.
Truffle hunts will take place on Sundays 5, 12, 19 and 26 July. Arrive at 10.30am for a cuppa then the hunt begins at 11am. The hunt will conclude at around 1pm and the truffles will be cleaned and available to take home immediately afterwards. Tickets are $120 per person. Hunts will be limited to 8 people in order to keep within COVID-19 social distancing and public gathering regulations.
Dress for cold, windy and wet weather. It is very likely to be at least two of these, if not all three! The ground is uneven and likely to be damp, if not muddy, so wear sensible shoes or gum boots. The walk to the truffiere from the meeting point is about 300m and includes a short, steep climb.
Book your ticket here.
Around the Farm
Check out this lovely footage taken by our friend Greg Saunders during the first truffle hunt of 2016. You can see it here.