Discover the Wines and Food of Southwest France
Discover the wines from France's hidden corner, the southwest.
The area of the SW takes up roughly ⅕ of France and runs from the borders of Bordeaux through the Dordogne, Garonne and Gascony and south to the high mountains of the Pyrenees bordering with Spain.
Being the largest region of France the Midi Pyrenees is diverse in terms of gastronomy and produce.
Much of the food tends to be “peasant based” meaning rustic, locally produced and consumed. The area is self-contained.
Meat eaters are well catered to with goose and duck from Gascony, “black” porc from the mountains, salt-marsh lamb, beef and veal from the Landes.
Vegetarians also have plenty to choose from with seafood from the Atlantic, truffles from Perigord, walnuts from Quercy and wild mushrooms from the Dordogne, not to mention the abundance of seasonal fruit and vegetables that are locally grown.
How can we forget to mention the abundance of different types of cheeses from the high Pyrenees mountains and numerous goats cheeses from the flatlands.
And that's just the food, imagine what the wine's are like!