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Château de Bois Brinçon

We caught up with Xavier and Geraldine Cailleau at the Levée de la Loire a few weeks ago and tasted through their interesting range of wines. It’s always nice to have what I describe as ‘off-beat’ wines and Bois Brinçon has several little gems that are particularly interesting to the wine enthusiast.

Pithon-Paillé

2016 turned out to be a very tricky year for them with miniscule yeilds of around 6hl/ha.

La Renaissance des Appellations – Domaine de Juchepie

Layers and layers of exotic aromas from macerated raisins and caramel to black tea, ginger and spice. A truly delightful wine. How anyone can say they don’t like sweet wine I don’t know.

Getting a grip on the 2016 vintage

Tomorrow starts a crazy few days of wine tasting here in the Loire valley.

Pruning in the Loire valley

Pruning in the Loire valley

What is bâtonnage?

Bâttonage is the French word for stirring the ‘lees’

Loire Wine Tour, Ecolodge & Spa

New for 2017 we have teamed up with Ecolodges de Loire & Spa to offer you a short stay in the heart of the beautiful Anjou countryside after a day of Loire Wine Discovery

Things to do in the Loire valley. Hot air ballooning.

If you’ve never been up in a hot air balloon, I can wholeheartedly suggest you give it try in the Loire valley.

10 Things to do in the Loire valley for foodies

The perfect place for food and wine lovers, the Loire valley has some amazing local products to try.

10 Things to do in the Loire valley that you might not have thought of

Looking for a few ideas for things to do in the Loire valley?