Half-Day wine Tours and wine tastings in the loire valley

Get off the beaten path and spend a few hours in the vineyard of the Loire Valley with Myriam, an English-speaking local guide, to discover the winemaker's work throughout the year and to learn about vine-growing, wine-making and wine tasting.

Not only does Myriam, the wife and granddaughter of winemakers, share with you her passion for her native region, for wine and for wine tasting, but she is also eager to have you live a genuine, unique and unforgettable experience by welcoming you at her family's winery at the heart of the Loire Valley.

More information about our wine tours & wine tastings

Our wine tours and wine tastings take place from January to December, on reservation only.

They start at 10 am and/or 3:30 pm from Monday to Saturday.

In case you need a special schedule, we'll try to make everything possible! Contact Myriam to see what can be arranged.


Visits on Sundays are available for groups of minimum 4 people. In this case, please contact Myriam to see what can be organised.

You are a group of 10 or more?  Please contact Myriam so that she can send you further information about group offers and group prices.


A minimum of 2 people is required for the wine tours to take place. We reserve ourselves the right to cancel a tour in case minimum participation is not reached. Groups of individual visitors are limited to about 12 visitors to offer a friendly environment where people can feel comfortable enough to ask questions and to interact with other visitors and can make the most of the tours to learn about grape-growing, wine-making and wine tasting.


The following prices are valid from January 1st to December 31st 2020.

'From vine to wine' - €40/person

A complete wine experience, from vine to wine

Do you know how to make a sweet wine, or a rosé and a red wine? What about the bubbles in a sparkling wine?...  This complete wine experience at the heart of a family winery - a guided wine tour run by Myriam, a wine professional and the wife of the owner and winemaker - will allow you to discover the whole wine-making process, from grape to wine.


This 3-hour tour begins with a guided walk in the vineyard - where everything starts, as no good wine can be made without growing quality grapes in the first place!  You will learn about French 'AOCs' (Appellations of Controlled Origin) in general and about AOC Vouvray - which is produced in this area of the Loire Valley - in particular, about vine-growing and the vinegrower's work in the vines throughout the year. This guided walk will also be the opportunity for you to enjoy the beautiful vineyard landscapes and to discover troglodytes - traditional Loire Valley dwellings dug in the limestone. Don't forget to wear appropriate shoes for our walk in the vines.


We will then tour the family-owned winery and the rock-hewn cellar to learn about vinification, ageing and the traditional method, which is the process we use to make our sparkling wines. Depending on the date of your visit, you may be able to attend wine-bottling, disgorgement, labelling or even machine or hand harvest.


We will finish our wine tour with a tutored tasting of 6 Vouvray/Touraine/Loire wines served with slate boards of local delicacies (Loire fish rillettes, various local cheeses and charcuteries, a local dessert...) to learn about wine tasting and about food and wine pairing.


This wine tour is adapted to both beginners or wine amateurs (we've already had American sommeliers joining this tour). Our speech is adapted to everyone's knowledge about wine.


In case you are a vegetarian or eat gluten-free food, please let us know in advance so that we can adapt the local delicacies served during the wine tasting to your diet.

From vine to wine: €40/person

What the price includes:

- a guided walk in the vineyard (about 2 km)

- a visit of the winery

- a tour of the rock-hewn cellar

- a tutored tasting of 6 Vouvray/Touraine/Loire wines

- local finger food served with the wines


3-hour tour - All year, on reservation

'From vine to wine' tours in winter


You're visiting the Loire Valley in winter? Why not join the 'From vine to wine' tour during your stay in the area?

People often think that visiting the vineyard is not so interesting in the winter time, as there are no leaves on the vines and no grapes to see or taste.  Indeed, but there is still a lot to show and to learn! Winter is a busy time for the vinegrowers, as it is pruning time. Which means you may be lucky to see workers pruning during the guided walk in the vineyard. Among other things, Myriam will explain how to prune, why pruning is so important... and the use of this strange wheelbarrow you can see in the picture. So wrap up warm and join us for a 'From vine to wine' tour!

'From vine to wine' tours during hot summer days


Global warming is here... winemakers all over the world are the actual witnesses of this sad phenomemon. We will tell you about its impact on vine-growing and wine-making during our wine tours.

This means summer weather in the Loire Valley tends to get warmer and warmer, sometimes bringing heat waves. During those particularly warm days, we still offer our traditional wine tours, but we adapt our visits so that you can enjoy them as much as possible and don't suffer from the heat.

The time when the tours start may change a little, depending on the peaks of temperature announced by the weather forecast. If you come in the afternoon, our walk in the vineyard offers some shade to find shelter (a little less in the morning but the temperatures are generally cooler at 10am). Myriam always takes a bottle of water, cups and a water sprayer with her during the vineyard walks and makes them available to visitors at any time. To finish we may drive our cars to get as close as possible to the vineyard and to avoid walking for too long on the road.

Then we'll let you imagine how delightful it is when, once the walk in the vineyard is over and we come back to the winery, we all enter the rock-hewn cellar, where the temperature is much cooler and refreshing! So don't hesitate, bring your hats and sun screen, and join us on one of our wine tours, in the beautiful sun of the Loire Valley!

'A taste of the Loire' - €45/person

Tasting of Loire wines served with regional finger food

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 or eat gluten-free food, please let us know in advance so that we can adapt the local delicacies served during the wine tasting to your diet.

A taste of the Loire: €45/person

What the price includes:

- a visit of the winery

- a tour of 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


3-hour session - All year, on reservation

'Gourmet stroll' - €30€/person

Guided walk and wine tasting in the Vouvray vineyard

You're looking for an original, unique and off the beaten path experience in the Loire Valley vineyard? Come and join us for a tasting amidst the vines of Vouvray!


Meet us at our family winery, Vignoble Alain Robert, located at the heart of the Vouvray vineyard. We will start this wine tour with a guided walk in the vineyard, to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and to learn about AOC Vouvray, its specificities and requirements in terms of grape varieties, soils... as well as the different styles of wines produced in the area and the vinegrower's work throughout the year. We will then settle among the vines to taste 5 Vouvray and Touraine wines produced at the family winery and served with local delicacies. A wine game will be offered before the wine tasting to remind you about the techniques to taste wine. As we go back to the winery after the wine tasting, it will be possible for you to buy wine at cellar-door prices.


This wine tour is open to children from 6 years old - for more information, see below.


NB: in case you are a vegetarian or eat gluten-free food, please let us know in advance so that we can adapt the local delicacies served during the wine tasting to your diet.

Gourmet stroll: €30/person

What the price includes:

- a guided walk in the vineyard (about 3 km)

- a tutored tasting of 5 Vouvray/Touraine wines

- local finger food served with the wines


NB: there is no tour of the rock-hewn cellar included in the 'Gourmet stroll' tour. However in case the weather does not allow us to taste outside, the wine tasting would take place in the cellar.


3-hour tour - From May to September, on reservation

The gourmet stroll is open to children! 12.99€/child from 6 to 15 years old

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Fun and educational family wine and juice tasting in the Vouvray vineyard

Come with your family and spend an unforgettable moment in the vineyard!

The guided walk in the vines is the opportunity for children to take part in a scavenger hunt during which they learn about the vine and its components.

Sensory games for both grown-ups and children are organised before the wine tasting starts.

Young visitors get to taste 4 local fruit juices in dark glasses, while their parents taste wine. Everybody gets to enjoy the local food served on slate boards.

At the end of the tour, children are given an activity book including quizzes and games about vine-growing and wine-making.


NB: should you come with a very young child, note that the footpaths taken during the gourmet stroll are accessible to strollers/pushcarts.

Gourmet stroll: €12.99 per child from 6 to 15 years old

What the price includes:

- a guided walk in the vineyard (about 3 km)

- a treasure hunt during the guided walk in the vineyard

- sensory games

- a blind tasting of 4 fruit juices in dark glasses

- local finger food served with the juices


- an activity book to take back home after the tour


3-hour tour - From May to September, on reservation

And for an original and off-the-beaten path experience in the Loire Valley...


After your wine tour and wine tasting in the vineyard, why don't you spend the night in a cosy and comfortable yurt?

In our small village of Chançay, less than 10 minutes from our winery, Cathy et Jean-Pierre Bridonneau offer you to sleep in 2 yurts that they've built thembselves in their bucolic garden, near their former wine-maker's house. The vineyard is never very far!
We've tested for you and spent one night in one of their yurts. We've loved the experience! A comfortable and cosy housing, at the heart of a flowered and lush garden, delicious home-made breakfasts and 2 lovely hosts that will be happy to share a little bit of their lives with you. No hesitation if you look for off-the-beaten path experiences!

Offer a Loire Wine Tour with Myriam!

You have taken part in one of our wine tours and/or wine tastings and have enjoyed the time you've spent with Myriam in the vineyard discovering the Loire Valley wines? Why not share your experience and offer a Loire Wine Tour to one of your friends or family members? You are coming to the Loire Valley with your partner or with a small group and would like to offer a wine tour to your fellow travellers?

We offer you the possibility to buy gift cards online, directly on our website, by clicking on the link below. For a unique, original and very personal gift!

Loire Wine Tours

Myriam Fouasse-Robert


37210 Chançay

+33 6 52 16 97 07


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