The Loire Valley route invites you to an exceptional wine-discovery, to discover the famous appellations of Sancerre, Vouvray, Chinon, or even Muscadet in the eastern part. This wine region still remains unrecognized to amateurs but offers a large variety of activities, and not only wine tours… You can also come to the Loire Valley to visit the famous Châteaux de la Loire, close to the vineyards, to discover the beautiful landscapes and limestone cellars and taste the culinary specialties of the region (“crottin de chavignol” …).
With a dozen grape varieties, the Loire Valley expresses the nuances of its rich subsoil. To preserve this diversity, two major climates (western ocean influence and continental influence eastward) share the vineyard in two parts. The chemistry between climate, grape variety and winemakers’ know-how gives the Loire Valley wines incomparable finesse and elegance, perfect balance.
Surface area: over 70 000 hectares.
Production: 2 million hectoliters of wine produced annually, of which about 36% is white, 29% rosé, 20% red and 15% sparkling.
Chinon, Bourgueil, Pouilly-Fumé, Sancerre, Bonnezeaux, Coteaux du Layon, Savennières, Muscadet, Vouvray, Cheverny, Saint-Pourçain, …