Our 5-acre truffière comprises Winter Black Truffle ‘Tuber Melanosporum’ planted on French Oak trees. Also known as the Perigord truffle, the winter black truffle has the intense flavour and aroma, which is amplified by the cool climate of the Macedon Ranges.
Our truffière has been in works since 2016 with extensive soil and bedding works undertaken prior. The traditionally acidic soils of Lancefield required the application of 220 tonnes of agricultural lime to raise the pH from 5.0 to 8.0. Intensive earthworks, fending and irrigation over 2 years finally brought us to our first planting in 2019. The truffière will be completed in 2021 boasting a total of 912 oak trees.
Found with the aid of a trustworthy canine, truffles are harvested during the Winter season. Whilst traditional truffières require 7-10 years to see their first harvest, the use of French Oaks trees will accelerate maturation and we expect our first harvest in 2023…watch out for our truffle hunts!