Anthonij Rupert Wyne in Franschhoek is proudly the first wine estate in South Africa to both cultivate and produce black Perigord truffles, and a couple of weeks ago I was invited to join them on a hunt. These exceptional quality truffles are grown at their jaw-droppingly beautiful Altima Estate near Villiersdorp where the cool climate conditions are perfectly suited for the cultivation of these rare delicacies. The Oak tree roots which were inoculated with truffle spores and planted in September 2010 only started seeing fully grown truffles from 2017. Hanene van Dyk, the farm’s truffle hunter (also known as a Trufelau) who learnt her craft in Piedmont, Italy, took us on our hunt. She works closely with her specially-trained and uber cute Lagotto Romagnolo dogs to hunt for the truffles.