Loire Valley Wines

 

 

Description

Main Grape Varieties

  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Melon de Bourgogne
 

 

The Loire Valley is a land of stunning chateaux, but it is also a diverse wine region with amazing light, fresh and fruity wines. A visit to the Loire means a discover of four main grape varieties; Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc and Melon de Bourgogne. Wine lovers will enjoy an immersion into the region and taste a good mix of the varieties for which this wine region is known. 

Highlights

  •  Direct private transfer from Paris to the Loire Valley 
  • Staying in the famous Vineyards of Sancerre
  • Tasting of the famous goat’s cheese of Chavignol
  • visit the most beautiful Chateau in the Valley Loire
  • Visiting the Oldest Vineyard in the Valley In Savennieres

 

 

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Suggested Itinerary 7 Nights

Itineraries are handcrafted with extra care to create the right mix of food, wine, and culture for a memorable and unique experience. Here are some ideas and a sample itinerary.  Contact us to get started.

Day 1 – Sancerre

  • Arrival to CDG Paris and transfer by private driver to Sancerre
  • The remainder of the day at your leisure
  • Overnight near Sancerre

Day 2 – Sancerre / Pouilly Fumé

  • Begin the day with a visit to a family winery in Sancerre. The family has been producing Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé for ten generations. 
  • Next, discover the Crottin de Chavignon goats cheese, that is the most famous variety produced in the Loire Valley
  • The final tasting today is in Chavignol at an artisanal winemaker. Visit two of the top vineyards in Chavignol that are producing some of the Sancerre’s best wines. Learn about the production of wine-focused on quality and using minimal intervention to really highlight the grapes grown.
  • Overnight near Sancerre

Day 3 – Sancerre / Pouilly Fumé

  • Visit the lesser-known appellation of Menetou-Salon for wine tasting
  • Immersion visit and tasting in the appellation of Pouilly sur Loire
  • Final visit of Pouilly-Fumé in the wine village of Les Loges
  • Overnight near Sancerre

Day 4 – Chateau Chambord / Chateau Chenonceau

  • Stopping today to see the grand Chateaux of Chambord and Cheonceau
  • Visit of an organic family vineyard of 4 generations, located in the Toucheronde hillside overlooking the village of Monthou su Cher
  • Overnight in Saumur

Day 5 – Vouvray 

  • Vouvray wine tasting located on the right bank of the Loire near Tours 
  • Lunch today is in a troglyodyte cave house that is now a restaurant
  • This afternoon, tasting at a vineyard in an appellation of the name Petit Clos with mostly clay and limestone soil
  • Next, a visit to  producer working with 100% chenin blanc wine in the  Vouvray appellation. The winemaker is making natural, organic and artisanal wine
  • Overnight in Saumur

Day 6 – Chinon

  • Taste this morning the expressive wines of the Chinon appellation
  • Visit of Chateau de Saumur, originally built in the 10th century
  • Enjoy a cellar tour by bike before a tasting the Loire Valley Saumur wines
  • Overnight in Saumur

Day 7 – Savennieres

  • This morning, visit and tasting at a vineyard that produces wines in three different sub appellations; Coulée de Serrant, Coulée de Le Clos de la Bergerie, Savennieres-Roche au Moines.
  • Lunch in Savennieres
  • Enjoy a visit to a domaine located at the Chateau des Vaults in Savennieres, a Loire Valley Grand Cru
  • Remainder of the day on your own to take a spa treatment or do some shopping
  • Overnight in Saumur

Day 7 – Depart

  • Depart today by train or driver to Paris for your journey onward or home.

Options

  • Normandy’s WWII D-Day history is worth extending your stay to explore this memorable area with connections to so many
  • Discover the charming villages along the coast of Normandy like Honfleur, or the cliffs at Etretat
  • Explore the picturesque isle of Mont Saint Michel 
  • Extend your stay in Paris to enjoy its history, art, shopping, cafes and culture

 

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