« It is a privilege to write the next chapters of the property’s history, to which various centuries bequeathed their architectural style and viticultural knowledge. »

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele


For more than 25 years, the Scheufele family searched for an interesting château in France to live out their passion for wine. They were immediately overwhelmed by the charm Château Monestier La Tour and instantly fully in love with the place.

Nestled in the Périgord region of France – a paradise for food and wine lovers, as well as history buffs – Château Monestier La Tour’s heritage is as rich and elegant as the wines it produces. This exceptional book traverses the château’s legacy of viticulture, first officially recorded in 1792.

Written by Swiss wine expert Chandra Kurt, the five chapters cover “The Périgord, a Land of Plenty”; “Gastronomy, from Truffles to Foie Gras”; “The History of Wine in Bergerac”; “Château Monestier La Tour”; and “The Biodynamic Universe.” The château opens its doors for the pages of Timeless Périgord and Italian photographer Jacopo Salvi captures its beauty through all four seasons – including wine production, truffle hunting, and working in the vineyards, the biodynamic gardens and the kitchen. In addition, this Classics Collection work is interspersed with over two dozen delectable recipes made with regional ingredients, from starters such as Eggs in Red Wine Sauce and Truffled Foie Gras Terrine, to Pot-au-Feu and Rotisserie Chicken with Sautéed Vegetables, along with Crème Brûlée and Pear Tart Bourdaloue.


« We love the tranquillity of this place, and when we are here time takes on a different dimension. Everything takes a little longer and everything takes the time needed to achieve the qualitative perfection that we strive for », explains Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. This book is a homage to a place that has enchanted the family as they seek to share its uniqueness with lovers of good food, wine, centuries-old history and unspoilt countryside.


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