Domaine de la
ProducersDomaine de la Flaguerie
Calvados, Pommeau de Normandie, Cider
Rue du Lieu Moussard
14250 Ducy Sainte-Marguerite
April to September: every day from 9.00 to 12.30 / from 14.00 to 18.00
October to March: every day except Sunday from 9: 00 — 12:30 / 14:00 — 18:00
French — English — Spanish — German
Groups by appointment
Domaine de la Flaguerie is a family farm located in the Bessin region of Normandy since 1835. Our orchards are managed organically and we process our apples into the traditional local products.
A family farm created in 1835, Domaine de la Flaguerie is located in the Bessin region of Normandy, a region with numerous tourist attractions including Bayeux and its tapestry, the Normandy landing beaches and the Caen Memorial. The meadows are planted with apple trees for the production of cider, Pommeau de Normandie and Calvados on the farm.
Today, René Petrich has more than 40 hectares of orchards that have been managed organically for over 20 years. Their high stem and low stem apple trees grow on well-exposed clay-limestone hillsides in shallow soil. This typical Bessin terroir has proven to be very suitable for organic agriculture, of which it was one of the pioneers. René’s focus is first and foremost on the quality of his apples, as well as maintaining his modern production facilities that guarantee a fruit processing of high quality.
We are determined to protect our traditions and nature and we manage our orchards organically. These orchards give us over 700 tons of apples each year for the production of our Calvados, Pommeau de Normandie, ciders, apple juices, apple cider vinegars and apple jellies.
We carefully select ciders for distillation that will allow us to offer connoisseurs farm-distilled Calvados aged in the finest oak barrels, where they acquire finesse and roundness. They are selected by our cellar master with the assistance of our best and most experienced tasters.
Our Pommeau de Normandie is crafted from a selection of organic apples using our savoir-faire in what is known as “mutage” which consists of mixing cider apple juice and Calvados. Aged traditionally in old oak barrels, our Pommeau de la Flaguerie acquires a remarkable taste and colour.
Our farm is open to visitors all year round. We provide a 90-minute guided tour (from Monday to Friday, at 10:30 and 15:30) or you can take a self-guided tour. These are followed by a tasting of our products in our shop. Our farm is ideally located for those wishing to visit Caen (15 minutes) and Bayeux (10 minutes).
The Domaine can be reached by car or bus from Caen or Bayeux, via the RN13, exit Loucelles D148b, Martragny Carcagny and then follow the signs.
Through its network of partners, Domaine de la Flagueire is able to recommend the best places in the area — hotels, chambres d’hôtes, restaurants, bars, local activities. For further information, check out our website ww.lesvergersddeducy.fr or contact us on Tel +33 (0)188.8.131.52.65.