It was such a beautiful morning that I popped down to the river early this morning to walk Sybil . Le Thoureil is one of the prettiest villages perched on the river Loire half way between Angers and Saumur and just a 15 minute walk from our home.
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Chateau Soucherie – one of the nicest spots you’ll find in the Loire. Stunning views over the Layon valley.13 Sep, 2014
A wonderful Loire Wine Discovery day
Last week we had a wonderful Loire wine discovery day with 3 lovely people from Georgia. It was one of those days when everything just clicked into place and we all had a lovely, relaxed day. We shared our lives here in the Loire with them and we learnt about their lives too. We drank wine and shared lunch, visited a vineyard and tasted in a local winery.19 Jul, 2014
Fête des bateaux – Le Thoureil
Yesterday was the annual Fête des Bateaux. The weather was pretty awful but this didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of the boatsmen and women who gathered in the pretty riverside village of Le Thoureil to celebrate life on the river.28 Apr, 2014
Spend the night on the river Loire in a traditional wooden boat
Fancy sleeping on a boat on the river, moored in one of the prettiest riverside villages in the Loire valley?17 Apr, 2014
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.9 Jun, 2013
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It was like hanging out with two friends who just happened to know a lot about wine.
The whole day was fabulous … had a great time and came away much better informed about the region and its wines.