Loire Wine Tours and Tastings 2016
The 2016 harvest has just begun in the Loire and growers are holding their breath hoping that the end of the season will be kind after this unusually difficult year. Globally speaking the growers have lost around 30% of their total production this year after a severe frost on the 27th April and some of our partner growers have lost up to 95%. Mildew was a big problem early in the season and latterly vines have suffered from the lack of rain, something that hits hard as irrigation is forbidden here in France for quality wines. It really brings home the difficulties of making great wine in a cool climate but people remain upbeat and positive. We celebrated 10 years of living in France this August and are still happy to be in this beautiful calm region, far away from the troubles of the world.
As the days are long, now is a perfect time to pay the Loire valley a visit. It’s beautiful and calm with stunning countryside, a majestic river, unbeatable architecture and of course an amazing range of wines that suits all palates and budgets. What more could you ask for?
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.
Proud winners of the ‘Service Excellence of the Year, Pays de Loire’ in the newly published 2016 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards in the Luxury Travel Guide, we look forward to welcoming you to our 16th century family home this year.
Loire Wine Tours
Wine tasting should be fun – but well informed. All our tours include great wines, delicious food and are 100% personalised to suit you.
Paris Day Trips
Hop on the TGV and we’ll have you tasting a range of wines in our 16th century tasting room before you know it. Unwind, enjoy a candlielit lunch in our old barrel cellar and join us in the vineyards.
There can’t be a better place to unwind than the Loire valley. Extend your stay by a day or two and discover all the region has to offer.
Bespoke Wine Tours & Tastings
Looking to create something special? Celebrating a big birthday, anniversary, engagement or wedding? Allow us to tailor-make a day/short break for you.