Private tour, Licensed guide, Chauffeured tour, Loire Valley wine tastings: Vouvray, Chinon, Bourgueil, Entrance fees, Available all year round.
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Pick up is at 09:30 AM at Tours train station
or at your hotel located in the Loire Valley (between Tours and Blois)
Tour and Vouvray wine tasting.
Visit of a wine cellar, for a tasting of Vouvray wines. Created in 1875, this Domain has been expanding for the last five generations and now owns 26 hectares of organic vineyards in different parts of the Vouvray appellation. Made from Chenin Blanc grape, Vouvray wines beneficiate from an exceptional terroir (clay and limestone). It is a mineral wine with a high acidity level which gives to the wine a great aging capacity. The tour of the cave is done while wine tasting.
Wineries are submitted to change according to the availability.
Tour and wine tasting lunch at a local domain.*
*optional tour and wine tasting lunch at 72,00 € per person or lunch at your leisure
The vines of Minière are ideally spread out over the entire « terroir » covered by the appellation, from the gravel shores along the Loire River to the clay, limestone and silica (mineral) soils of the hills overlooking the valley. This diversity of soils enables us to produce tasty, delicate, fruity wines to be consumed young, as well as more full-bodied, age-worthy wines with tannins that become silky over time.
The feminine tradition is upheld today by Kathleen Van den Berghe who has assumed responsibility for the domain, which now spreads over eighteen hectares in four of the seven districts bearing the Appellation: Bourgueil, Ingrandes de Touraine, Restigné and Benais.
The red and rosé wines produced on the domain are presented under the appellation « Bourgueil » AOC. They stem 100% from the « Cabernet Franc » grape, introduced by the monks of the Abbey in the XIth century. The wine-making and bottling is done on the grounds of the château by the owners, assisted by Eric Goujat, wine maker.
Tour and wine tasting at a local domain.
Jérôme or his wife welcomes us for a visit of its vineyard and a wine tasting in their cellar. The appellation Chinon produces red wine from the grape variety cabernet franc and white wines from the grape variety chenin blanc.
Jerôme’s vineyard, displayed like an amphitheatre, can be discovered with one glance, and gives us the chance to visualize all the terroirs at the same time.
According to the age of the vine, the soil, the sun and wind exposition in that magnificent amphitheatre, the different techniques in the wine making itself, Jerome will elaborate a great variety of wines from the same grape variety, producing thirst quenchers or rich and complex red wines.
Drop off is at 05:30 PM back to Tours train station or to your hotel located in the Loire Valley.
This tour includes
- Transportation in a comfortable full option minivan
- English speaking driver guide for the full day (8 hours per day)
- Guided tour of the town of Chinon
- Tour and wine tasting in 2 local domains
This tour does not include
- Tour and wine tasting lunch at a local domain (72,00 € per person)
- Other meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Extra hour (75,00 € per hour with a maximum of 2 hours per day)
- Train tickets (100,00 € per person from Paris).
- Expert guide gratuities
Loire Valley Day tours from Paris (save time and money with the TGV).
The city of Tours being only 70 minutes away from Paris by TGV, here is our train time table recommendation : To be advised shortly