Calvados & Ciders
Pays d'Auge
Normandy - France

Dupont Family estate

Calvados Dupont

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Domaine Dupont
La Vigannerie
14430 Victot-Pontfol

France

Téléphone : +33 (0)231.632.424
Fax : +33 (0)231.631.476
Email:

Opening hours:
The Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
from Monday to Saturday.
from Monday to Sunday in July & August.

Exceptional closure: Monday 13th September 2021.

November 1: open 10 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
December 24 & 31: open 8.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
November 11, December 25, January 1: Closed.


GPS : N 49.174458 - E 0.007542
                       N 49° 10' 28" - E 0° 0' 27"

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The Pays d'Auge is to be found in Normandy, about 200 km (125 miles) to the West of Paris. The Domaine Dupont is on the D16 at Victot-Pontfol, a little village on the "Route du Cidre" (Cider route) between Beuvron-en-Auge and Cambremer.


Visits of the estate & Summer Oenotourism activities:

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Visitors are welcomed for a visit of the estate (french or english tour).
And during summer, the Domaine Dupont team invites you to a series of activities that allow you to discover the estate, the products and the elaboration secrets in a friendly setting.

Visits
for individuals

Domaine Dupont visits

May to September
& Holidays
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Tasty
Tour

Domaine Dupont Tasty Tour

May to September
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Apple
Harvesting

Apple harvesting

October 23, 27 & 30, 2021
November 3 & 6, 2021
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Calvados
Distillation

Calvados distillation

November 27, 2021
December 4, 2021
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Marché
des saveurs

Le Marché des Saveurs at Domaine Dupont

Saturday 15 May 2021
10 am - 6 pm
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Biodiversity
in our orchards

The Biodiversity in our orchards

July 7 & 8, 2021
August 11 & 12, 2021
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Musical
aperitifs

Musical aperitifs

July 21 & 28, 2020
August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2021
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Domaine Dupont visits - no reservation necessary:

Tour of distillery and cellars with tasting of 1 cider, 1 pommeau, 1 calvados.

May & June: Tuesday to Friday at 11.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m.
July & August: Monday to Saturday at 11.00 am and 3.00 pm
September: Tuesday to Friday at 11.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m.
(excepted week-end and holidays)

Tariff: 4,50 € per person (free for children under 18).
French or English tour.

Special visits for groups:
All year long, on reservation only

- STANDARD TOUR: Approximately 1 hour time for a visit to the distillery and cellars, tasting of our products and purchasing.
Tariff: 50 € (1-10 pers), 5.00 € per person (10+).

- EXTENDED TOUR: Approximately 1.30 hour time for a tour starting in the orchards and press, then a visit the distillery and winery, the tasting of our products and purchasing.
Tariff: 80 € (1-10 pers), 8.00 € per person (10+).

- TOUR & SPECIAL TASTING: Approximately 1.30 hour time for the Extended Tour - orchards, press, distillery and winery. Tasting of our products with local delicatessen, cheeses and pastries. Food matching commented by our sommelier.
Tariff: 150 € (1-10 pers), 15.00 € per person (10+).

- PROFESSIONAL VISIT: one of the key persons of the estate - with the required technical skills - shares with you methods and know-how on specific topic - such as varieties selection and harvesting, or brewing and fermentation, or distillation and aging.
Tariff: 185 € /hour VAT incl. - individuals.

- COCKTAIL WORKSHOP: After the visit of Domaine Dupont estate, you will attend a workshop led by a professional bartender. He will introduce you to the art of creating Calvados and Cider cocktails.
Dates : July/August - ask for exact date - Starts at 5.00 pm, ends at 7.00 pm
Tariff: 15 € per person > Reservation and payment must be made at least 3 days in advance.
Minimum: 5 persons - Maximum: 12 persons.

French or English tour. Feel free to contact us for more details.

Domaine Dupont Tasty Tour

How do we make Ciders and Calvados at the Domaine DUPONT?
The answer is in visiting our orchards and our cellars.

You will discover the orchards of the estate, see how Ciders are made, how Calvados are distilled, visit our aging cellars... You will also taste our products, a selection of Ciders and Calvados with some local food careful chosen to match.

Dates:
Monday through Saturday in July and August.
Tuesday through Friday in May, June & September.
Begins at 11.00 am, ends at 1.30 pm.
Location: Domaine DUPONT La Vigannerie – 14430 Victot-Pontfol - France

Tariffs:
- Board option 25 € per person = an assortment of local products, one glass of cider or apple juice, and dessert.
- Hot Dish option 35 € per person = a dish (choice: tripe à la mode de Caen, Vallée d'Auge chicken or monkfish) with one glass of cider or apple juice, and dessert. The hot dish is prepared by chef Olivier Briand from Le Gibus restaurant in Caen.


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Reservation and payment must be made at least 3 days in advance.

The Biodiversity in our orchards :

For many years, Domaine Dupont has carefully watched over its orchards and, for three years now, the domain has been engaged in converting its orchards to organic farming.

You will explore the biodiversity offered by the hedgerows that surround and shape the landscape of the Pays d'Auge. The estate beekeeper will show you the hives of Norman black bees and teach you their benefits for apple trees, before being able to taste, of course, their products.

Dates: Wednesday 7 July 2021, Thursday 8 July 2021
          Wednesday 11 August 2021 & Thursday 12 August 2021 at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Domaine DUPONT La Vigannerie – 14430 Victot-Pontfol - France

Tariff: 9 € (free under 18-yrs old) --> Online reservation

"La Guinguette" at the estate :

Domaine Dupont welcomes you in a charming and rustic setting. In its garden, you will enjoy a night out with an elegant accordionist.

La Ferme d'Argentel will be there to offer you a barbecue of a delicious Bayeux pig.

What better way to taste ciders and calvados?

Date: Saturday July 18, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Domaine DUPONT La Vigannerie – 14430 Victot-Pontfol - France

Tariffs: 40 € per person (15 € under 18-yrs), by reservation only --> Online reservation

Musical aperitifs :

Domaine Dupont welcomes you in its haven of peace at the heart of the cider route. A friendly musical atmosphere will be created by pianists or guitarists who will enjoy playing by your side. A themed aperitif will be offered to highlight the agreements of Norman terroir products with Dupont ciders. Around a glass of cider, different boards will be offered.

Dates: Wednesdays July 21 & 28, August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2021 from 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Program:
Wednesday 21 July 2021 : gipsy jazz Spad Trio
Wednesday 28 July 2021 : Painting in blues, Didier Durandy & Nathalie de Chaumont
Wednesday 4 August 2021 : Folk country, Les Fils de Juno
Wednesday 11 August 2021 : Soul, rock'n'roll, Phil Brière
Wednesday 18 August 2021 : Piano jazz, Paul Arsene et Rose
Wednesday 25 August 2021 : Painting in boogie-woogie, Didier Durandy & Nathalie de Chaumont

Location: Domaine DUPONT La Vigannerie – 14430 Victot-Pontfol - France

Tariffs: 15 € per person (5€ for children),by reservation only --> Online reservation

Apple Harvesting animation:

Come and discover the harvest of cider apples, attend the pressing of apple must and the making of cider.

You will thus be able to know the different varieties of apples, observe the colors of the juices and smell the more or less tangy flavors.
You will depart with your own bottle of squeezed apple juice.

2021 Dates: Saturday 23rd October, Wednesday 27th October, Saturday 30th October,
Wednesday 3rd November, Saturday 6th November 2021 at 3:00 pm.

Location: Domaine DUPONT La Vigannerie – 14430 Victot-Pontfol
Tariff: 9 € (free under 18-yrs) --> Online reservation

The Christmas market - distillation & Christmas tales:

What could be better than a market of local producers and artisans to prepare Christmas gifts?

While the adults will unlock the secrets of calvados distillation, the children will set up the Christmas tree.
To end the afternoon, it's hot cider or apple juice for everyone! Christmas tree decoration and Christmas tales at 3:00 p.m.


Date : Saturday 5th December 2020, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Location: Domaine DUPONT La Vigannerie – 14430 Victot-Pontfol
Free entrance.

Marché des Saveurs at Domaine Dupont :

Le Marché des saveurs is Domaine Dupont open day: the estate may be visited with a guide, all day long. You will be able to meet local producers (honey, teas, cookies, meats, fruits and vegetables, flowers and plants) and discover food and cider matching. You will also have the opportunity to have a lunch on site with chef Olivier Briand of the restaurant Le Gibus in Caen, who will propose tasty recipes.

Will be present: La Pépinière from Cambremer , Restaurant Le Ty Gibus from Caen, La Ferme d'Argentel (producers of the renowned Bayeux pigs), Eric Favre (ceramist) ,Baptiste L'Hernault (beekeeper), Antoine Chauvel (market gardener), Jean et Anne De Baufremont (cattle producers), La boulangerie Pain Vivant, La Biscuiterie du Pays d'Auge, Les Jardins d'Archibald (syrups, aromatic harbal teas).

Date: Saturday 15 mai 2021 from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Location: Domaine DUPONT La Vigannerie – 14430 Victot-Pontfol
Free entrance.

Calvados Distillation activity:

Come and discover all the secrets of Calvados making, from distillation to aging.
You will depart with your own-blended 10cl Calvados.

Dates: Saturday 27th November 2021 at 3:00 pm.
and Saturday 4th December 2021 at 3:00 pm.

Location: Domaine DUPONT La Vigannerie – 14430 Victot-Pontfol
Tariff: 9 € (free under 18-yrs) --> Online reservation


Directions:

From PARIS (200 km - 125 miles):

  • Take the motorway A13 (toll road), towards CAEN.
  • Exit 29a: La Haie Tondue, Falaise.
  • At the roundabout turn left onto the D16, towards Bonnebosq, Falaise.
  • Drive through Bonnebosq and then Léaupartie and carry on a further 2.5 km (1½ miles).
  • The entrance to the Domaine Dupont is on the right hand side of the road, marked by a road sign.

The Estate is exactly 13 km (8 miles) from the motorway exit.

From CAEN  by motorway (40 km - 25 miles):

  • Take the motorway A13 (toll road) towards PARIS.
  • Exit 29: Dozulé, Cabourg, Dives, Houlgate.
  • Turn left to take the D400.
  • After 600 m (660 yards), at the stop sign, turn left onto the D676.
  • After 500 m (550 yards) turn right onto the D49 towards Beuvron-en-Auge.
  • Follow the D49 for 13 km (8 miles): going through Putot-en-Auge, Beuvron-en-Auge and Victot-Pontfol.
  • At the stop sign, turn left onto the D16.
  • The Domaine Dupont is 2 km (1¼ miles) further on the left.

From CAEN by the D613 (old RN 13) (36 km - 22 miles):

  • At the "Carrefour de la Saint-Jean", turn left onto the D16.
  • The Domaine Dupont is 4 km (2½ miles) further on your left.

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14430 Victot-Pontfol - France
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