We recognize the Loire by its exceptional landscapes, particularly by its castles and fortresses following 800 km of the Loire valley. Vineyards are essential elements of this unique cultural landscape and bloom from Chalonnes-sur-Loire (Maine et Loire) to Sully-sur-Loire (Loiret). They have given birth to a wine list offering some of the richest and softest wines, recognized amongst the best in France.
But before jumping to wine tasting, let us start with the Loire wine route! Do not hesitate to do this wine route by bike, in order to appreciate the great beauty of its landscape more closely! Throughout it, you will have the opportunity to follow the last great wild river of France, with its shores and sandy islands, its vineyard-covered slopes, its typical towns and villages, its gastronomy and its unique atmosphere. The road ends at the Atlantic estuary of the Loire… with a breathtaking landscape!
You will notice that 300 kilometres separate the cities of Blois and Nantes. With the Loire linking them, numerous terroirs and appellations coexist (Vouvray, Chinon, Saumur-Champigny, Coteaux de Layon, Muscadet, etc.), thus forming the third largest vineyard in France, with hundreds of cellars on the Loire wine route.
All it takes is a simple tour in the touristic cellars of Touraine so that visitors can know and appreciate all the diversity of the wines of the Loire, whether they are sparkling or still , white, red, rosé, dry, semi-dry or soft.