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Loire Valley winery experiences & tours

The Loire Valley is one of France's most beautiful and intriguing wine regions located in western France. It is home to the jaw-dropping chateaux of pre-revolutionary French aristocracy and 63 different wine districts that stretches along the country's longest river. The Loire Valley is the third largest appellation in the country and is significant in terms of both quantity and quality wine production.

One of the region’s primary assets is its diversity. The wines produced range from light, acidic Muscadet to sweet, honeyed Bonnezeaux, as well as sparkling Vouvray whites and rich, tannic reds from Chinon and Saumur. 

The Loire Valley has plenty of variety, and it's divided into numerous unique wine regions, each with its own varietals, appellations, and styles. The Loire has been divided into four subregions:  Lower Loire, Middle, Central and Upper Loire. 

The Loire Valley's strong suit is white wines, which make for most of the production. 

The major white grape varietals are Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Chasselas. The most famous appellations for Chenin Blanc are Anjou, Saumur, Vouvray, Savennières, and Coteaux du Layon, and most popular expressions of Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc are made in the appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé (Reuilly, Quincy, Touraine). 

Chasselas is less well-known than Chenin and Sauvignon Blanc, but it is an important component of the Pouilly-sur-Loire appellation in the Loire Valley. Other notable Loire Valley white grape varietals is Melon de Bourgogne, Romorantin, Folle Blanche, Pinot Gris

As consumer preferences continue to shift toward red wines, Loire reds are becoming increasingly high-quality and significant. Cabernet Franc is the most popular red grape variety, and produces peppery, earthy Medium-bodied wines. The red grape varieties in the region are Pinot Noir, Gamay and Malbec (Cot). 

Private visit and tasting with a breathtaking view of the Loire
Maison Brédif
Vouvray Loire France
From 40
We are delighted to welcome you for a guided and private tour of our 10th century troglodyte cellars.   After the coolness of our cellars, you can take advantage of our beautiful sunny days for a tasting of 5 wines on our roof terrace.   The tasting is accompanied by seasonal appetizers!
1.5 hrs
English, French
Group
Tour and tasting
Terre de l'Élu
Vignoble d’Anjou-Saumur Loire France
From 6
Do you want to learn more about winemaking? See where our fantastic "Ephata" cuvée is maturing? We welcome you into the basement and assist you through a tour and tasting.
1 hr
English, French
Group
Discovery of our wine range
Domaine Filliatreau
Vignoble d’Anjou-Saumur Loire France
From 0
Take the time to taste our wines, smell them, and learn about their personalities and the team who made them. Whether you're a wine aficionado or a novice, our team will be able to convey what makes our wines unique while having fun in our new room dedicated to these discoveries.
30 mins
English, French
Group
Escape in the vineyard
Maison Langlois-Château
Vignoble d’Anjou-Saumur Loire France
From 10
Visit our vineyard, which is steeped in history and gives a breathtaking perspective of the Butte de Sancerre. The tour will begin with an overview of the Thauvenay vineyard's history. It will be followed by a journey into the heart of the vineyards, to a unique location with a breathtaking view of the Butte de Sancerre, where you will be able to taste our Château de Thauvenay cuvée.
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1.5 hrs
English, French
Group
Wine tasting
Domaine Serge Dagueneau & Filles
Vignoble du Centre Loire Loire France
From 0
You will be able to taste our whole range after a presentation of our estate and our various vintages.
30 mins
English, French
Group
In the cellar
Domaine Laureau
Vignoble du Centre Loire Loire France
From 6
A visit to our cellar in its pristine state. Take a look behind the scenes of our Savennières production and the various vinification procedures. Your visit will conclude with a sampling of our three Savennières vintages.
1 hr
English, French
Group
In the vineyard
Domaine Laureau
Vignoble du Centre Loire Loire France
From 15
A tour of our plots to learn about Savennières' landscapes and terroirs, and to connect the vine to the wine. We have a 3-kilometre vehicle path with three phases that will take you through magnificent scenery with views of the Loire. Back in the cellar, you can sample our Savennières appellation's three vintages.
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3 hrs
English, French
Group
Classic cellar tour
Bouvet Ladubay
Vignoble d’Anjou-Saumur Loire France
From 5
Bouvet-Ladubay, Brut de Loire, invites you to discover the Sunken Cathedral, staged and illuminated, in its eight kilometres of cellars carved into the Tuffeau. Come learn about the stages of the traditional method we use to manufacture our superb bubble wines and taste some of our Bruts de Loire. Your visit will be completed with a tasting of various vintages from our collection with commentary.
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1 hr
English, French
Group
Discovery tasting
Château de Parnay
Vignoble d’Anjou-Saumur Loire France
From 7
The history of Château de Parnay, the historic vineyard of Antoine Cristal, the inventor of Clos d'Entre les Murs and a prominent character in the Saumur region. Through the tasting of our many vintages, you will learn about the Loire's most famous grape varietals. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to mix History, Terroirs, and Bachic joys!
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1 hr
English, French, Italian, Chinese
Group
Discovery of our organic wines
Château de Chaintres
Vignoble d’Anjou-Saumur Loire France
From 4
Through this discovery tasting, learn about our vineyard in the heart of the Saumur Champigny region, as well as our organic and biodynamic approach. We will introduce you to our estate's Cabernet Franc and Chenin-based cuvées from the appellations Saumur Champigny, Saumur Blanc, Saumur Rosé, and Crémant de Loire.
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30 mins
English, French
Group
Discovering the soul of the Domaine
Domaine Frédéric Mabileau
Vignoble de la Touraine Loire France
From 8
Come try our gourmet St Nicolas de Bourgueil, wild Bourgueil, and highly expressive chenins from Anjou and Saumur. Allow our Cabernet Sauvignon to charm you, and our Natural Sparkling, the Orgasmic Cuvée, to entice you, all while taking a tour of our Cellar and Cellar, where you will learn all of our secrets.
1 hr
English, French
Group
The terroir: wine and local products
Domaine Frédéric Mabileau
Vignoble de la Touraine Loire France
From 15
The sharing of a convivial time between wine connoisseurs and gourmets or gourmets. Our reds and whites go well with cold cuts, cheeses, and regional toast, while the natural sparkling wine complements another regional speciality: the winegrower's tart.
1.5 hrs
English, French
Group
Immersion in the trade and tasting
Domaine Catherine and Michel Langlois
Pouily-sur-Loire Loire France
From 6
Discover our vineyard in the Coteaux du Giennois and Pouilly Fumé appellations, in the heart of the Center Loire region. During your visit to our cellar, you will learn about our history and working practices, which enable us to produce a diverse range of wines at a reasonable price (sauvignon and chardonnay in white, pinot noir and gamay in red). This diverse aromatic palette will be shown to you during a tasting of five wines from our portfolio.  
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1 hr
English, French
Group
Discovery of the Coteaux du Loir and Jasnières
Domaine de Cézin
Vignoble du Centre Loire Loire France
From 3
Visit our Tuffeau cellar, followed by a tasting of our wines. Coteaux du Loir Blanc and Jasnières (dry white wines for shellfish and fish) are tasted first, followed by rosés and reds for a "spicy" "Pineau d'Aunis" discovery (grape vinified as a single grape variety only along of LOIR).
1 hr
English, French
Group