Loire Harvest 2019
The Chenin Blanc grapes are now coming in as harvest continues here in the Loire valley.
What’s going on in the Loire valley vineyards in August?
As we countdown to harvest it looks like 2019 may prove to be a tricky year for winemakers.
What’s going on in the Loire valley vineyards in July?
More scorching weather and no rain for weeks. Young vines are dying and grapes are sunburnt. July has been another trying month for growers in the Loire.
Loire growers start to worry as soaring temperatures start to burn grapes.
It’s 42 °C here in the Loire today. The third day of intense heat that is seeing growers in the Loire start to worry about their grapes.
A new member of Le Tasting Room
Say hello to our new kitten Pesto! She arrived a week ago and seems to be settling in nicely.
Le Van – a mobile wine bar in our village!
We have a mobile wine bar that comes to the village every Wednesday evening. The wines are interesting and include wines from the Loire and elsewhere in France.
What’s going on in the Loire valley vineyards in June?
Well it’s been a strange month. For the first three weeks of June the weather was rather dull and cool and then we got a shock!
Art Is An Ale – a new craft brewery in Amboise
Franco/American couple Matt and Katie Perradeau are brewing American craft style beers using French ingredients. We popped in yesterday to have a taste and to wish them good luck.
What’s going on in the Loire valley vineyards in May?
The beginning of May saw another few days when the temperature dropped below zero. Growers were out in force all through the night lighting fires, burning candles and pumping water from the Vienne trying to minimise the damage.
Château Gaillard Amboise
Chateau Gaillard is a beautiful Renaissance chateau in the centre of Amboise that has been lovingly restored and has delightful gardens.
Frost alert again May 6th & 7th
Growers in Vouvray, Montlouis sur Loire, Saumur Champigny, the hills of the Layon in Anjou and Savennières braced themselves for another sleepless night.
What’s going on in the vineyards in April?
April has been an eventful month in the Loire valley vineyards with temperatures dropping well below zero on both the 4th and 14th of April.