• 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 2017/18

The good weather continues here in the Loire today, October 10th.  Beautiful sunny days and a forecast of 25° for this Sunday (77F). What a year this has been. The leaves are turning and the landscape is looking gorgeous. It’s a fabulous time to come and visit the countryside.

With the exception of sweet wines, harvest is drawing to a close here in the Loire. After an incredibly difficult start to the season with more devastating frosts, the quality of the grapes is excellent so look out for some great wines from the 2017 vintage. The weather is holding nicely and we’ve had some lovely misty mornings followed by sunny afternoons. Perfect for the development of noble rot, the mysterious fungus that spreads among the bunches of Chenin Blanc grapes and give the sweet wines of the Loire their complexity and interest.

Are you looking for a real glimpse of life and wine in the Loire valley? Our tours are different.  We welcome you to our home and workplace, a beautiful old farmhouse in the countryside, we cook you lunch ourselves and we introduce you to the wines of the region, tell their stories and share their trials and tribulations. We take you out into the vineyards and we introduce you to our friends and colleagues who have been making wine in this historic and underrated wine region for centuries.

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