• Chateau Soucherie

Ones of the best spots in the Loire on a sunny day is Chateau Soucherie.  Perched in the hills of the Layon with the river flowing below, the chateau has some of the best views across the countryside that I can think of.

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Wonderful views across the hills of the Layon valley

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This sunny hot weather is just what we need in Anjou

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Cabernet Franc grapes are looking healthy and tasting sweet – not long to harvest now

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The chateau – it’s possible to stay here too as there are several nicely decorated rooms

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Nigel demystifying the intricacies of pruning with our guests

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The chateau is passing through the vineyards at the moment leaf stripping and making sure the fruit is well exposed to the sun

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A lovely spot to enjoy a glass of wine while enjoying the fabulous views