The wines of the Loire Valley – Fully booked

The Loire Valley is France’s 3rd largest winegrowing region, with over 30 wine appellations. Stretching from Atlantic coast to Auvergne, it is a point of equilibrium, where north meets south, sophistication meets freshness, art meets literature, and tradition meets modernity. These contrasts – plus the generally temperate climate and extraordinarily terroirs – have created one of the most diverse wine regions in the world.

The longest wine route in France…

The Loire Valley Wine Route is the longest in France – 800 km winding through the Loire Valley vineyards – making this a prime wine-tourism destination. The route includes some unique cultural heritage sites along the Royal River, including the famous Chateaux and a vast range of diverse landscapes.

Loire Valley wines are usually produced from a single varietal: Melon de Bourgogne for Nantes area; Chenin, Cabernet and Gamay in Anjou, Saumur and Touraine; Sauvignon in Touraine and Sancerre; and also Grolleau, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Pineau d’Aunis, Romorantin.

This breadth of variety is completely unique, and gives a very diverse, highly expressive range of wines.