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A: It is the French name of my company. It means 'Let's meet in the vineyard!' I couldn't really translate it into English and had to find a name that was more relevant and meaningful, so I chose Loire Wine Tours.
A: Our wine tours and wine tastings take place from January to December, from Monday to Saturday, generally at 10:00am and / or 3:30pm. Visits are also possible on Sundays for groups of 4 people or more, or in case the Saturday tours are sold out. In this case, please contact me directly by e-mail or by phone.
A: The wine tour people most frequently book is the 'From vine to wine' tour. It is a complete visit which includes a guided walk in the vineyard, a visit to the rock-hewn cellar and a tasting of 6 wines and local products. It is suitable for beginners as well as for people who already have knowledge about wine. Children from 8-10 years old can also participate.
A: The 'From vine to wine' tour is offered all year round, from the beginning of January to the end of December. Other tours, including outdoor wine tastings, are only offered during the summer season, from May to September.
A: There is no better time than another, because there are things to show and see all year round in the vines, even in winter, which is a period of intense work in the vineyard. Let's say that if you want to see some leaves, it is better to come from mid-April. From the end of August and until mid-October, depending on the year, you will be able to taste some grapes and possibly see the harvest. From mid-October, you will enjoy the wonderful yellow and golden colors of autumn.
A: Yes. I also happen to travel alone sometimes, so I understand it can be difficult to book activities when one travels by themselves. My minimum group size is 2 people, so it means that if you book a wine tour/tasting and no other people book for the date and time you have chosen, I may have to cancel the tour. So make sure other people have already booked when you do. Contact me and I can give you some more information or some alternative dates or keep you posted about availability.
A: Yes, we offer tours for groups (we have already hosted groups of around 80 people), with adapted services. Our group rates are applicable from 10 people: please ask for them as we send them on request.
A: Yes, you must book your visit and / or wine tasting. Local delicacies are served with the wines during the tasting. Your reservation therefore allows us to prepare the food accordingly.
It is possible to book the day before for the next day, as long as tickets are still available. However, we operate on a 'first come, first served' basis: we therefore advise you to book as soon as you know your availability.
A: I am probably away, but call me or e-mail me, just in case.
A: Is is only me running the wine tours and wine tastings, so whoever books first decides which tour/tasting will take place that day.
A: No. In this case, I adapt the content of the tour: we visit the cellar and/or do the wine tasting before leaving for the vines. If the wine tasting were to take place in the vineyard, we find shelter inside instead, in the tasting room or in front of the fireplace at the entrance of the cellar. In any case, I ask the participants to equip themselves accordingly: boots, umbrella, raincoat...
A: I generally host wine tasting courses during the low tourist season, from October to April. These tastings are scheduled on Saturdays or in the evenings. It is nevertheless possible for me to give them during the tourist season to already formed groups.
A: I offer tours in French OR in English. I do not mix the two languages during the visits, for the comfort of visitors (and for mine too, because it is tiring to have to speak two languages for 3 hours!). There are therefore slots dedicated to visits in French, others for visits in English. If you wish to take a tour in French, please book it on our French website.
A: Some of our tours are suitable for children from 6 years old. The 'Gourmet stroll' is the most appropriate visit for young people. The visit 'From vine to wine' is also adapted to children, a little older though (from 8-10 years).
A: For the payment of the visits, we accept cash only (no credit card).
A: Yes. Several times a year, I host groups coming to celebrate hen/stag parties. For these events, I do not offer a ready-made
formula, I adapt to the time you have, to the desires of the group. I invite you to contact me for a personalized quote.
A: Yes. I can meet you and your guests at the reception site and organise a wine tasting, at the time that suits you best (during the cocktail, or dinner...) and on the theme of your choice.
A: My husband is a winemaker and owns a winery, which means a lot of the wines I serve are produced at the family winery. However some wine tastings I organise are dedicated to Loire Valley wines in general. In this case, I get all my wines directly from small local independent wineries.
A: Yes. I can substitute cold meats and/or cheeses with products adapted to your diet (terrines/vegetable spreads, cheese or additional desserts ...). Do not forget to tell me about your dietary constraints when booking.
A: Yes. You can buy gift vouchers online, on the dedicated page (link below). You will find there all the explanations
concerning the purchase and the use of these vouchers.
A: Please contact me by email or by phone so that we can set teh date and date of your visit together. You do not need to make an online reservation on the website, as you will be asked to pay a deposit. Your entire visit has already been paid for.
A: Yes. I invite you to contact me by email or by phone before the expiry date. In this case, when the recipients of a gift card have not been able to use it, for different reasons, I extend the validity of the card by 6 months.
Yes. But before I send you a long email, please take the time to read the page of my website that is dedicated to my favourite sites and to the things not to be missed in the Loire Valley.
A: We provide you with a list of accommodation (B&Bs, guesthouses, lodges, hotels, campsites)
located for most of them near our family winery, but also more generally in the Touraine region. We know the owners of these places, which have already been tested
by some of our visitors. We are therefore sure of the quality of the accommodation and of the warm welcome you will be greeted with.