• Secrets of the River Wine Tour

The weather was perfect yesterday afternoon for our Secrets of the River tour.  After a morning spent wine tasting here in our 16th century tasting room, we enjoyed a lazy three course lunch in our old barrel cellar and then went down to the river for an hour and a half on the water in an old sand dredging boat.  Alain Gillot, a local man who’s a keen boatsman and nature lover was our captain and we had just the right amount of sunshine to make it a pleasure and just enough wind to allow us to hoist the sail and cut the engine on the way back.

Looking out on the river Loire at Le Thoureil

Looking out on the river Loire at Le Thoureil

 

Alain Gillot, our captain - 'it was this big!'

Alain Gillot, our captain – ‘it was this big!’

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Wine tour guests enjoying the boat ride

 

The Manoir des Hollandais seen from the river

The Manoir des Hollandais seen from the river

 

The Manoir des Hollandais in Le Thoureil

The Manoir des Hollandais in Le Thoureil