Tarago Truffles began with an initial planting of 550 inoculated oaks and hazels in 2002. Today it has expanded to a successful commercial truffiere of 4,500 trees. Owned and managed by Denzil and Anne Sturgiss and family, it is part of their small mixed farm enterprise in the Tarago-Bungendore area of the Southern Tablelands of NSW where the soils and the climate favour the cultivation of the black winter truffle.
Denzil’s dream of successfully growing the French black winter truffle (the fruiting body of the fungus Tuber melanosporum) is now a reality. During the frosty months of June, July and August, they harvest and market these supreme culinary delicacies to discerning chefs and diners who enjoy fresh, seasonal foods with subtle flavours and sensual aromas. During these months, there are truffle hunting experiences for visitors to enjoy a close encounter with this prized delicacy. Bookings essential.