We now only give this wine tour and wine tasting to groups of at least 6 adults, or for a minimum of €270. If you are an already-established group and wish to discover the Loire Valley wines, please contact me for a personalized estimate.
You are a wine lover and want to learn about the Loire Valley vineyard and wines? You are a wine amateur interested in French and Loire Valley wines? You are visiting the Loire Valley but won't have time to cover all the different wine-making regions? This tour is made for you! It will allow you to discover the diversity of the wines produced all along the Loire river.
We will start with a tour of the family-owned winery and rock-hewn wine cellar, to discover the traditional method and learn about the French AOC (Appellation of
Controlled Origin) system in general and about AOC Vouvray in particular. Then we will spend some time tasting 8 Loire wines served with local delicacies (Loire fish rillettes, various local
cheeses and charcuteries, local desserts...). Most tours focus on one single region (if you go to Sancerre, you're likely to taste only Sancerre wines) whereas this wine tasting will allow you
taste wines from 7 different appellations. This means you’ll get a good opportunity to get a more comprehensive understanding of the Loire Valley
vineyard as a whole and to learn about the grape varieties, the types of soils and the AOCs (Denominations of Origin) in this region. The wine tasting will also allow you to learn how to
read French wine labels.
If you are WSET certified or are preparing a WSET certification: it is possible to offer an even more thorough presentation of the Loire vineyard and its AOCs.
After booking your tour, please send Myriam an email to ask for it.
In case you are a vegetarian, please let us know in advance so that we can adapt the local delicacies served during the wine tasting to your diet. If you eat gluten-free food, you are welcome to bring your own bread.
A TASTE OF THE LOIRE: €45/person
What the price includes:
- a tour of the winery and the rock-hewn cellar
- a tutored tasting of 8 Loire wines
- local finger food served with the wines
NB: there is no guided walk in the vineyard included in the 'Taste of the Loire' tour.
From September to May
On reservation only
For groups of minimum 6 people (or €270)