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
plus Sundays in July & August.

+ also open on these 2024 bank holidays:
Sunday 31 March (Monday 1 April closed)
Wesnesday 1 May
Wednesday 8 May & Thursday 9 May
Sunday 19 May, (closed on Monday 20 May)
Sunday 14 July & Thursday 15 August
Friday 1 November & Monday 11 November

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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Marché
des saveurs

Le Marché des Saveurs at Domaine Dupont

Saturday 11 May 2024
free entrance
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Musical
aperitifs

Musical aperitifs

17, 24 & 31 July 2024
7 & 14 August 2024
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Heritage Days
 

Heritage Days

Sat. 21 September 2024
free entrance
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Apple
Harvesting

Apple harvesting

23, 24, 25 & 26
October 2024
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Calvados
Distillation

Calvados distillation

Saturday 2 & 9
November 2024
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Premium
Distillation

Calvados distillation

November, December & January
Monday-Friday
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Domaine Dupont visits - no reservation necessary:

Tour of the orchards, press, cider fermentation cellar, distillery and aging cellars with tasting of 1 cider, 1 pommeau, 1 calvados.

Time: 11.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. in english & french.
  May & June: Tuesday to Friday
  July & August: Monday to Saturday
  September: Tuesday to Friday
  excluding public holidays.

+ School holidays: Tuesday to Friday, at 11.00 a.m. in french & english.
     (Tuesday 7th May 2024: no 3.00 a.m. visit - Tuesday 14th May 2024: no visits)

Tariff: 12.00 € per person (free for children under 18).

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

- STANDARD TOUR: Approximately 1 hour time for a visit to the orchards, distillery and cellars, tasting of our products and purchasing.
Tariff: 70 € (1-10 pers), 7 € 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: 150 € (1-10 pers), 15 € 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: 180 € (1-10 pers), 18 € 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: 250 € /hour VAT incl. - individuals.

- COCKTAIL WORKSHOP: workshop led by a professional bartender. He will introduce you to the art of creating Calvados and Cider cocktails.
Dates : July/August - please ask for exact date
Tariff: 30 € 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

The Tasty Tour is a public tour of our estate, with the presence of a guide who will introduce you to the methods of making cider and calvados, our orchard, our distillery and our aging cellar.

After this visit, we invite you to enjoy the place with a delicious hot dish from the Ty Gibus restaurant in Caen. You will also have the opportunity to taste our ciders, our pommeau and our calvados.

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:
- Hot Dish option 42.50 € per person = a dish (choice: tripe à la mode de Caen, Vallée d'Auge chicken, fish or vegetarian dish) 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, after three years of conversion, the estate is finally in organic farming.

You will explore the biodiversity offered by the hedgerows that surround our orchards and shape the landscape of the Pays d'Auge. A fun quiz on the ecological cycle of the orchard will help you to visit. A bottle of apple juice for the winner.

Dates: Friday 12 July 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
          Friday 12 August 2022 at 3:00 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.
Includes a guided tour of the estate, a board of products with a glass of cider, and the concert.

Dates: Wednesdays July 17, 24 & 31, August 7 & 14, 2024 from 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Program:
Wednesday 17 July 2024 : Gipsy, Swing, Duo Ortiz
Wednesday 24 July 2024 : Folk country, Les Fils de Juno
Wednesday 31 July 2024 : Soul, rock'n'roll, Phil Brière
Wednesday 7 August 2024 : Gipsy jazz, Spad Trio
Wednesday 14 August 2024 : Blues, Bluesy Boy

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

Tariffs: 19 € per person (5€ for children),by reservation only --> Online reservation

Apple Harvesting animation:

The Apple Harvesting animation is a specialized visit on the theme of harvesting cider apples.

You will visit our orchards and our press. During the visit, you will participate in the harvest of different varieties of cider apples in order to leave with your own juice!
The visit will end with a tasting of our ciders, apple juice and calvados.

2024 Dates: Wednesday 23 October, Thursday 24 October, Friday 25 October & Saturday 26 October at 3:00 pm.

Location: Domaine DUPONT La Vigannerie – 14430 Victot-Pontfol
Tariff: 9 € (4.50 € under 18-yrs) --> Online reservation

Maximum is 20 persons a day.

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.

They were present last year: 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 11 May 2024 from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

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

Calvados Distillation activity:

The Calvados Distillation activity will let you discover all the secrets of Calvados, from its production in our distillery to its aging in our cellars.

The visit will continue with a tasting of our ciders, pommeau and calvados.
You will depart with your own-blended Calvados (35 Cl bottle).

Dates: Saturday November 2 & 9, 2024 - at 3:00 pm.

Location: Domaine DUPONT La Vigannerie – 14430 Victot-Pontfol
Tariff: 30 € per person --> Online reservation


Also on reservation, tuesday to friday of November, December and January:
150 € for 1-5 persons (30 € additional person) --> Online reservation Premium

Easter in the orchard:

Easter in the Orchard is an activity for the entire family.

The children will answer a quiz on the apple and then go to the egg hunt in our organic orchard. Once the hunt is over, they will collect their little surprise and will be able to taste our flat and sparkling apple juice.

For adults, a tasting of our products is included with a particular focus on the calvados-chocolate marriage.

Dates: Saturday 30 march 2024 at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Domaine DUPONT La Vigannerie – 14430 Victot-Pontfol
Tarif : 15 € per adult - 5 € under 18-yrs --> Online reservation

Heritage Days:

On the occasion of the heritage days, the estate will make you discover the natural heritage of the region as well as its know-how present for five generations.

Accompanied by a guide, the visit will begin with the discovery of the orchards, the press and the fermentation cellars. During the visit, we will share with you new anecdotes and we will explain the particularity of an old farm in the Pays d'Auge.
The visit will continue with the distillery and the Calvados aging cellars, then will be followed by a tasting of our products.

Dates: Saturday 21 september 2024 at 11 am & 3.00 pm.

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

Calvados Distillation - Private Premium Session:

The Calvados Distillation activity will let you discover during a private premium session, all the secrets of Calvados, from its production in our distillery to its aging in our cellars.

The visit will continue with a tasting of our ciders, pommeau and calvados.
You will depart with your own-blended Calvados (35 Cl bottle).

Dates: Tuesday through Friday, of November, December & January - at 3:00 pm.

Location: Domaine DUPONT La Vigannerie – 14430 Victot-Pontfol
Tariff: 150 € including 1-5 persons - Addtional persons: 30 € --> 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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DOMAINE DUPONT
14430 Victot-Pontfol - France
Tel.: +33 (0)231.632.424   -   Fax: +33 (0)231.631.476   -   Email:
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