Since the very first Oak Tree was planted in 1997, the passion and dedication, coupled with an extraordinary microclimate, has seen what was until recently The Truffle & Wine Co. become a premier truffière and the dream of producing French black truffles (Tuber Melanosporum), one of the most highly prized (& priced) food products in the world, had begun
The first distinctly aromatic truffle was unearthed on the 28th of July 2003, a perfect black winter truffle weighing 168 grams. At this time, the estate was covered by 40 kilometres of truffle tree rows and 12 hectares of grapevines.
From that first truffle, production grew to 600kg and the company started to share its “black diamonds” with chefs around the world, who were keen to have access to black winter truffle in the northern hemisphere summer. Our reputation started to spread.
Truffle production continued to increase and over 5,000 kg was produced in 2014. The Truffle and Wine Co. was recognized as the largest producing truffière in the world, exporting over 80% of its crop ato supply the world’s best restaurants.
“It is our desire to deliver the best quality black winter truffles and cool climate wines to the world.”Alf Salter, Founder
And to this day nothing has changed except the name. Truffle and Wine Co is now proudly known as Truffle Hill.