Cape of Good Hope

TRUFFLES

Altima Estate is the first producing Wine Estate in the Western Cape of South Africa. We have been cultivating Black Perigord truffles since 2009, and started harvesting truffles in 2019.Tuber melanosporum or Black truffles can be cultivated and are harvested in the Winter time from mid-May to the end of July every year.

Our truffles are retrieved by dedicated and disciplined team of Hanene van Dyk (Truffle hunter) and our pack of Truffle hunting dogs Although there is only 10 weeks to the Truffle Season, Hanene practices daily for 10 months of the year with the dogs to keep them in a routine, and engaged in the action and reward cycle.

We work with Lagotto Romagnolo dogs. The original Pair, Dick and Cara, were imported from Alba, Italy. They are not only super smart and have an exceptional sense of smell, they are also very loving and loyal.

TRUFFLE PRODUCTS

Our Black Perigord truffles and truffle products are exclusively sold via Terra del Capo Tasting room, Anthonij Rupert Estate.

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