Bergerac French wine comes to the United States


La Gloire de Mon Pere, and Chateau Haut Sarthes 2011

Recently the Bergerac advocates group traveled across the United States reaching out to tastemakers and wine merchants in order to extoll the virtues of wine from the region.  In San Francisco, the event took place at the famous Jackson Square restaurant, Chef Michael Tusk’s Quince

Bergerac wine is from an area in France east of Bourdeaux and north of Toulouse, and is made up of approximately 93 communes. The wine is delicious, a fact of which many North Americans are unaware, but of which the English and Dutch very much are.

At the Quince tasting, Anne Lataste of Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de la Région de Bergerac, sponsored by UBIFrance, walked the attendees through the merits of the wines presented, as well as the region’s charms.

Paired with the wines was the following menu by Chef Lusk:




Pumpkin Vellutata

Gina, owner of Bergerac restaurant in San Francisco, and Ali Ghanbarian, publisher of SOMA Magazine

Gina of Bergerac restaurant in San Francisco, and Ali Ghanbarian, publisher of SOMA Magazine


Tortelli di Fonduta

Quince wine director

Quince wine director Jai Wilson


Tour Des Gendres 2010


Château Haut-Sarthes 2009

Eric (Bergerac wine distributor) and Anne Lataste

Eric Stauffenegger (Vigneron Imports, Bergerac wine distributor) and Anne Lataste


Sonoma Liberty Farm Duck


Warren Pear Tart (with gold leaf)


Additional dessert tarts and truffles

Anne Lataste

Anne Lataste