You would like to spend some more time in the vineyard after your wine tour?
Myriam offers small groups the possibility to have picnics in the vines, consisting in local delicacies made by regional producers.
She will provide a table and some chairs or benches, for you to sit in the shadow of an apple tree and a walnut tree located on one of the family's plots of land, right next to our winery's vines. You will be able to enjoy the vineyard landscape, as well as a couple of bottles of Loire wines served with local food. Undoubtedly a relaxing and unforgettable moment for you to enjoy!
Bookings at least 48 hours prior to the date of the picnic.
For groups of maximum 15 people.
We will send you an estimate upon request.
In case of bad weather, an indoor alternative is offered, either in our rock-hewn wine cellar or in our tasting room at the winery.
You are a couple or a small group? Bring your own picnic, we can provide a table and chairs for you to enjoy lunch in the vineyard after your wine tour and wine tasting.
Please contact Myriam of Loire Wine Tours for more information.
Here is a glimpse at the local delicacies we serve during our picnics in the vineyard:
- Loire fish rillettes produced by Nicolas Hérault, a professional fisherman based near Chinon. We serve these rillettes as appetizers with Loire sparkling wines. The opportunity to try local fish such as mulet and 'silure' - a type of big catfish whose name you can't translate into English - cooked with local products like safran or Sauvignon Blanc wine.
- a local quiche called 'quiche tourangelle', made with rillettes de Tours and rillons de Touraine. A dish that everybody loves!
- local cheeses : the Loire Valley is famous for goat cheese, more than cow's cheese. There are dozens of different types, depending on the farms they come from. 5 goat cheeses are classified as AOC (something you will learn about during our wine tours, in case you are not familiar with that system). We also include local cow's cheese in our picnics, to satisfy everybody's taste buds!
- nougat de Tours : in Tours, what people call nougat is a cake - unlike in the south east of France where nougat is a candy made with honey and dried almonds - made with a layer of candied fruit rolled in apricot jam and macaronade - a mix of beaten egg white, powdered almond and sugar - on top. A light and fruity cake to enjoy with a sparkling rosé wine or a sweet white wine!