Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines

Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines

Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Situated 8km from the village of Bredbo, Macenmist Black Truffles & Wines offers you the chance to explore the hidden delights of the Perigord black truffle. Come and join the team at Macenmist where you will be able to experience something exciting and unique. Forsty winter mornings herald the ripening of the underground truffles and visitors are encouraged to rug-up and venture out with the truffle dogs as they hunt for the elusive black gold. When a truffle is found it is extracted from its subterranean home in true archaeological style using small tools and brushes. After the hunt it's back to the truffle shed to warm up while partaking of refreshments and indulging in truffle tasting, lore and mystic. Then if that's not enough... stay for a rustic truffle luncheon OR for those wanting to indulge themselves with more truffle, experience the all day event where the Chef's eclectic and innovative truffle food will tantalise your tastebuds.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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jargem
Philippines20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
What an amazing and educational experience. Felt so welcome even though we were running late❤️ Truffles are 1st class and the snacks were so delicious.Cannot wait to go back!
Written 16 July 2023
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Pollyf
Brisbane Region, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed the Truffle Hunt and lunch. The host Barbara was extremely knowledgeable and we learnt so much about the amazing dogs that find them through to the many uses for the black truffle. The 3 course lunch was superb and there were various products available for purchase at reasonable prices. Would highly recommend this tour.
Written 27 June 2023
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Andrew S
Townsville, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Spectacular day and awesome food. Great hard working people that run a beautiful farm that delivers a day that was far more interesting than expected.
Written 6 August 2022
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Wendy M
Canberra, Australia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We visited Macenmist Farm in August while truffles were in season. It is an experience that I would recommend to anyone. We arrived at the farm to be told a bit of the history of why they use dogs to hunt for truffles. Then we were taken on a truffle hunt with one of the dogs. Some of our group had the experience of actually digging the truffle out of the ground. This was followed by a wonderful lunch that had truffles infused in every course and product used.
The owners are very knowledgeable and are willing to share their knowledge. They will soon have a vineyard to accompany the truffle hunting.
Highly recommended.
Written 25 August 2019
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Ian G
Canberra, Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Have just spent the most wonderful day at Macenmist. Arrived about 10.30am to friendly greeting by hosts Barbara and Richard, with bottomless tea, coffee and divine Ghluwein made from their harvest. Fabulous farm experience, meet and handfeed the galloway cows, before heading off on a truffle hunt with two amazing truffle dogs doing the hard work, as we learned about truffles and how they are grown and farmed. After finding and digging up a cache, it's back to the farm shed for a loooong, leisurely lunch of between 8-10 courses, depending on whether you count the sorbet. Everything used truffles in clever ways, was just delicious! The format was great, everything cooked in front of us by excellent chef, John, with help from Jackie, Barb and Richard. Wonderful food, prepped using simple kitchen appliances, camp stoves, and a lot of love, care and great conversation. Rolled out the door, full and smug, about 4PM. Foodie Heaven!
Written 11 August 2018
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TravellingTaryn
Sydney, Australia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
It was a Bank Holiday in NSW, so four young ladies decided to do a road trip to Canberra from Sydney for the long weekend. It all centered around an advertisement in the travel section of the newspaper of a Truffiere called Macenmist in the Bredbo region. We opted for the Truffle Hunt and Lunch Package, and there were no regrets. The owners, Barbara & Richard were warm and welcoming, even to the point of directing us where to park (like air traffic controllers) as if we were VIPs to the farm. (They forgot the red carpet, but I'll let them off!) There was tea and coffee on offer, and although it was only 10am - that's 12pm somewhere in the world - Glühwein was also available which was nice and warming in the Canberra Frost of 6 deg Celsius. We met the local cows, and had a mini-photoshoot whilst we waited for the remainder of the guests/tour group to arrive. We were then introduced to the workers of the farm - Fahren and Tawdiffu, who are the Truffle hunting dogs and taken on a hunt for truffles. Barbara explained every action and process in the hunt, and audience participation was encouraged, along with the opportunity to get some great "behind shots" of people shoving their noses into a dirty hole in the ground to smell the truffles!
After the hunt we (including the dogs) had built up an appetite, and we were not disappointed. A three-course lunch was ready for us, and the whole group of tourists, plus a couple of locals, and my friends and I sat down together like a good ol family get together to enjoy a truffle flavoured lunch. Entree was Truffle Mushroom Soup, Main was Chicken with Truffle Cous Cous and Truffled Honey Carrots, and dessert was Truffle Ice Cream with sponge and Truffle pannacotta. EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS. (*Disclaimer if you don't like the taste of truffles - just don't go, please leave the wonderful food for people who do appreciate it). After lunch we had the opportunity to purchase some truffle-related items and ask any further questions of Barbara and Richard. The fun and games were supposed to be over, but we stayed and chatted for about another hour, hearing more stories and taking lots more photos. Being a friend of dogs, I asked Richard about the Border Collies I had seen on their website, which he said were up at the house, and went straight up there to let them out to come and say hello to me. My day had just got unbelievably better than I thought it could.

If you've read this far, you should go and book a tour or a degustation or just decide to visit Macenmist immediately. It was such a wonderful experience made great by a "salt of the earth" couple and such a fun day, you won't regret it. Thanks so much Barbara, Richard, King, Missy, Fahren and Tawdiffu. (From the Sydney girls xxxx)
Written 7 August 2018
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lexyabroad
london28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Friends
My brunch & truffle hunt experience at Macenmist was one of the best foodie experiences I’ve ever had! Barbara and Richard were wonderful hosts who know everything there is to know about truffle hunting. We enjoyed a delicious truffle brunch with truffles eggs, bacon, croissants and truffle butter before our truffle hunt where we watched their two gorgeous dogs at work finding black truffles. And they did despite the lack of rain making it a tough season. We then watched the truffles being cleaned and weighed. I was especially appreciative The icing on the cake was the chocolate truffle cake they make for my best friend to celebrate her birthday - what an absolutely lovely gesture, one we will never forget.
Written 29 July 2018
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Thanks Alex we were glad to help out and trust that Katia enjoyed her special day.
Written 30 July 2018
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Obanini1
Canberra, Australia556 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Friends
Being our first truffle farm experience, not knowing what to expect, we were pleasantly surprised and amazed at the whole experience.
Greeted by Barbera & Richard with warm tea, coffee & Gluhwein (mulled wine) to start the chilly morning off.
With a brief introduction the the history of truffles, we ventured out to the trees with truffle dog to search for truffles.
Not to be disappointed, after a short walk, the dog started digging, Barbera started smelling & then digging too.
After a little digging, more smelling, the archeologist (Barbera) excavated one small truffle.
This experience continued for nearly an hour, excavating a further two truffles.
Then back to the truffle building to experience a degustation of truffle infused treats, three course meal & wine.
Purchase of truffles was available, including other products made locally.
The buy price was around $2.50 per gram, the real market price was $3 at time of purchase, so good value too if purchasing truffles for home.
Reasonably priced experience that was well worth the days adventure.
Thank you Barbera & Richard for a great day. We’ll be back with other friends
Written 24 July 2018
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Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you again in the future
Written 25 July 2018
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Jocelyn H
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Family
We loved searching for truffles, with the help of the dogs. All members of our party were on their knees smelling, and digging.
Barbara and Richard were so willing to respond to our need for a strict gluten free diet.
We enjoyed talking with them about the truffles, the hazelnuts and sampling the truffle infused homemade icecream. Then we finished with a Macenmist red wine.Wonderful! Thankyou.
Written 7 June 2018
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Thanks Jocelyn glad we could help out.
Written 11 June 2018
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Robyn578
Berridale, Australia30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
Understanding truffles and demystifying this amazing treat is what you will enjoy during a visit to Macenmist.
There is an absence of elitism often associated with the hint of truffle and a down to earth, honest appreciation of this glorious food presented with a passion for the delights of truffle hunting and preparation of food infused with this amazing delight.
I spent a morning exploring the beautiful property encased in an early morning mist in the company of Barbara and Benny and their two lagottos (truffle hunting dogs). It was a hands on experience where I was able to be as involved as I wished in the company of other enthusiastic guests for the day.
I recommend this experience to anyone wishing to expand their culinary knowledge. Having said that, I am not a cook but I am a lover of new experiences. Watching the dogs at work, discovering truffles and then enjoying food prepared with this infused delight was a rare and extraordinary experience which I will delight in regularly.
Written 15 May 2018
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