Food & Drinks

Breakfast

The generous breakfast is served in our cozy dining/living room or outside in the morning sun on the roof terrace. We serve a contintal breakfast consisting of fresh French bread ; croissants, pain chocolats, brioche, cereal, eggs (boiled, scrambled or omelette), yogurt, cottage cheese, various soft and hard cheeses, cold cuts, various jams, fresh fruit, juice, coffee, tea, ..
All our daily bread is supplied ,warm from the oven, bij Boulangerie Patisserie Ulrich, the No 1 bakery of Lalinde.
Breakfast is exclusive for our bed and breakfast guests.

 

Surroundings

Just 200 metres from Les Magnolias you will find a large supermarket where you can get all your daily needs including your English newspaper. Here you can withdraw money or go to the gas station.

From Les Magnolias it is less than a 10-minute walk to the main square of the typical bastide town of Lalinde. Lalinde is  a charming region center with friendly and helpful people and many facilities and activities. There is a tourist office, a pleasant shopping street ,an old town center, supermarkets, restaurants, banks, post office, a fitness center, Bike rental (400 meters) cafes, terraces, delicatessen and wine shop. Every week on Thursday and Saturday morning there is a market with something for everyone.

Within a circle of 20 minutes  by car, you will find restaurants in all price ranges, by a good 3 course meal for 20 euros to high-level gastronomy with  Michelin star. Why not try some of the specialities of our local chefs, thirty of whom have come together as part of “Les Toques du Périgord”(Chef’s Hat) association.

Local products tasting: on different places in the Dordogne, it is possible to visit a Ferme Auberge (farm) for a guided tour. Here you can taste and buy home made products such as foie gras, perodigien duck, meat, goat cheese, fruit and wine. Only 1,5 km from Les Magnolias is ” Chez Daniel et Maggy “a Ferme Auberge Cassagne which we can recommend.

Bergerac Wines

Les Magnolias is just 20 minutes from the vineyards of Bergerac. The Bergerac vineyards are another important part of a prestigious heritage of 2000 years.

Wine lovers and other interested parties can book a package wine tour for a lively journey through the world of wine and everything  related to it.

In the Bergerac area there are vineyards planted on both sides of the Dordogne river in an area which includes 93 villages. Vineyards on the right bank are generally terraced and the vines grow on sandy, stony and alluvial soils. On the left bank many of the vineyards are planted on the sides of hills on limestone soils. All benefit from the gentler climate that is found close to the river.

All these factors have conspired to produce six main wine areas in the ‘Pays de Bergerac’ region all of which benefit from the mild climate and the plentiful sunshine:

Pecharmant

Pecharmant wines tend to be the best red wines in the Bergerac area. The soil in this area has an iron-clay layer, called ‘Tran’ beneath the soil and this gives the Pecharmant wines their individual flavour. Pecharmant wines are blended from Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes. The wines are suitable for laying down and have a strong, elegant aroma.

Monbazillac

Monbazillac is the other king of the Bergerac wines, these are extremely well-known and well-respected sweet white wines. The Monbazillac wines are made from Muscadelle, Sauvignon and Muscadelle grapes. AOC Monbazillac is made from grapes picked by hand to make sure only grapes affected by ‘noble rot’ are harvested. ‘Noble rot’ was discovered by Benedictine monks who set up a priory in Bergerac in 1080 and began producing wine. ‘Noble rot’ is Boyrtis cinerea and is the basis of making all the great sweet white wines.

Monbazillac wines have a lovely golden colour and have a boquet of honey, peach and acacia.

Bergerac

Red and Rosé Bergerac wines are made from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines. Rosé wines are drunk young and fruity as are the reds though some Bergerac reds can be laid down and mature into a very elegant wine.
Bergerac whites are dry and made from Muscadelle, Sauvignon and Semillon grapes. Fruity when young many age well and develop a full-bodied flavour.

Montravel

Dry white Montravel wines made from Sauvignon, Semillon and Muscadelle wines are often matured on their lees producing a full-bodied, aromatic wine.
Semi-sweet wines are complex and have a floral perfume.
Montravel have, since 2001, introduced red wines made from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec grapes to their selection.

Saussignac

Saussignac is a very individual semi-sweet wine made from a mix of Sauvignon, Semillon, Ondenc, Muscadelle and Chemin.
Local conditions mean that the ‘noble rot’ develops well here and grapes are left on the vine until their skin changes from pink to black as the fruit shrivells and the flavour concentrates. These shrivelled grapes are then hand picked.
The resulting full-bodied, peachy-tasting wine has a complex and generous bouquet.

Rosette

AOC Rosette is a semi-sweet wine made from Muscadelle, Sauvignon and Semillon grapes. It is an elegant straw-coloured wine.

Appellations d’Origine Contrôlées:

The area encompasses a superb variety of wines with thirteen AOC appellations spread across 13,000 hectares of vineyards. Production is mainly red and white, with some rosé also produced.

Reds: AOC Bergerac, Côtes de Bergerac, Pécharmant and Montravel
Dry whites: AOC Bergerac and Montravel
Semi-sweet whites: AOC Côtes de Bergerac, Côtes de Montravel, Haut Montravel, Saussignac and Rosette
Sweet whites: AOC Monbazillac
Rosés: AOC Bergerac

Wine lovers and other interested parties can book a package wine tour for a lively journey through the world of wine and everything  related to it.