From ancient amphoras to today's thousands of bottles, the Touraine estate in the Indre and Loir-et-Cher has been marked by wine culture throughout its history. Comprising nearly 70 municipalities, the wine is produced on a total area of 5300 hectares for a total production of 5300 hectares. Having received the AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) accreditation in 1939, on the eve of the entry into the world apocalypse, the estate is today one of the big names in wine.
The region offers many opportunities for visits, but the place that no wine lover can neglect is undoubtedly the Caves of Father Augustus. These are adjacent to Chenonceau Castle, where you will be served delicious wines from the Touraine region, accompanied by all the explanations necessary to satisfy your curiosity.
Then go through Chinon, this small town classified as World Heritage by Unesco, surrounded by vineyards and overlooked by an impressive fortress from which you can contemplate at leisure the surrounding areas.
Your visit of the region will be made very pleasant, not only by the multiple visits and excursions, but also by the diversity of the wines which you will find there and enjoy. From white to red, passing through the rosé, the Touraine estate is differentiated from its main competitors by the diversity of its wines, which does not alter its taste and quality.
Touraine is a very pleasant area, quite close to Paris, which you will keep a dazzled memory. To add on your list of road wines if you are nearby.