• Grapes & Oranges

  • A lazy candlelit lunch in our old barrel cellar
  • Tasting Cabernet Franc with guests from Canada
  • Cointreau, the world famous orange liqueur made in Angers
1 Day /
190€ per person
Tuesday to Saturday (excluding holidays) from May 1st to 31st October 2017

Intrigued? Grapes and oranges may seem an unlikely combination but did you know that Angers in the Loire valley is home to the world’s most famous Orange liqueur, Cointreau? This day combines a morning of wine tasting and an afternoon visit to the ultra modern distillery together with a lazy lunch in our old barrel cellar.

Highlights

Wine tasting in our 16th century tasting room, candlelit lunch in an old barrel cellar, cocktails in the bar of the famous Contreau distillery in Angers.

What’s included?

Tutored tasting in English, 3 course home cooked lunch, guided tour of the Cointreau distillery and cocktail in the bar.

What’s not included?

Collection or delivery from/to Angers TGV station which can be arranged for an additional 25€ per person. Collection locally can also be organised within a 30 minute radius of le tasting room (please ask for details).

Details

Make your way here for a 10h00 start with coffee and biscuits made by local producer Le Vinaillou.

Enjoy a tutored tasting of 6 wines reflecting the diversity of this great winemaking region in the comfort of our 16th century tasting room.  We run through the basics of tasting technique, discuss the geography of the region and unravel the mysteries of French wine labelling.

Relax in the garden with an aperitif before moving into the cellar for a delicious home-made 3 course lunch with wine in our old barrel maturation cellar beneath the house.  Indulge in a selection of dishes creatively prepared using local ingredients sourced from our neighbouring potager, and herbs from our garden.

After lunch we drive to Angers, home to the world’s most famous orange liqueur, Cointreau. Here we enjoy a guided visit around their production site and finish the day with a cocktail in their contemporary bar.  You’ll also have the chance to buy a range of Cointreau products in the factory shop.

Availability & Booking

If you would like to make a reservation or require further information, please send an email directly to cathy@letastingroom.com or call us on 00 33 (0)2 41 79 80 21 and we will be more than happy to discuss your individual requirements.

We require a 50€ per person non-refundable deposit upon booking for wine tours. Bookings made within 48 hours of the tour date will be subject to payment in full at the time of booking.  Any tour cancelled within 48 hours of the tour date will be subject to full payment.  Any cancellations on our part will be fully refunded.

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