• Loire wine day tours
    Interested in wine? You’re sure to enjoy our Loire Wine Discovery day. Suitable for any level from complete beginner to dedicated oenophile. Find out more →
  • Day Trips From Paris
    Hop on the TGV and you’ll be tasting a range of Loire valley wines and dining in our beautiful cellar just a stone’s throw from the river before you know it. View these trips →
  • Try a Cointreaupolitan!
    Our Grapes & Oranges one day tour combines the best of the Loire. Lots of wine tasting and a visit to the Cointreau distillery in Angers. Find out more →
  • France’s best-kept secret
    The natural beauty of the river, beautiful architecture and wines to suit every palate. The Loire valley is hard to beat for a short wine related break. View wine breaks →
  • Cheese & wine pairing
    As part of our lunches we always include a top quality cheeseboard from renowned Loire vallley fromager Pascalle Beillevaire and pair it with wines from the region. View this tour →

Loire Wine Tours and Tastings 2017

After a very dry winter here in the Loire, budburst was around 10 to 15 days earlier than normal as indeed was flowering (which took place in perfect conditions this year). Sadly, Loire growers were once again hit by devastating frost damage in the last week of April but conditions since have been pretty good, albeit dry, until the last couple of days when we have had a lot of rain. It looks like we will be in for an early harvest. Growers in Bourgueil are talking about early September and comparing it to the hot vintage of 2011.  As we all know, no final judgement can be made until we bring the grapes in.  The rain will have been welcomed by farmers of all crops here in the Loire although of course it does mean producers will be out spraying to prevent mildew .

If you’re interested in discovering the wines of the Loire valley then do come and see us and let us show you the wonderfully diverse array of wine styles from this region.  You’ll have the opportunity to get out into the vineyards and understand the vineyard year and exchange stories from all sides of the world over a delicious home-cooked lunch. Allow us the pleasure of welcoming you to our home and business in a sleepy hamlet forming part of a UNESCO World Heritage site just a stone’s throw from the river Loire.  Come and join us for a unique and memorable day and let us share our passion for the wines of the Loire valley.

Staying in Paris?  Why not spend a day or two in the beautiful Loire countryside. The TGV offers an excellent direct service to Angers.  What’s more, we’ll collect you and deliver you back to the station.  You’re sure to fall in love with this wonderful wine region – the best kept secret in France.

Our tours are small and personal (between 2 and 7 people) and are always guided by us, Cathy & Nigel Henton, the owners.  If you’re looking for a real glimpse of what life is like working with winemakers in the Loire, we’d love to see you here in 2017.

A bientôt! See you here soon!

Cathy & Nigel