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Frost damage in the Loire 2017

Sadly I have to report that after an extraordinarily difficult year in 2016 due to frost, the Loire has yet again been hit hard in 2017.

Why is pruning so important?

There are different ways to prune vines. Here in the Loire in Anjou we see a lot of Single Guyot and Double Guyot pruning, a cane replacement system.

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

Loire valley pumpkins & squashes

Bowls of steaming soup and pumpkin pie, guess the weight of the pumpkin and the biggest display of pumpkins and squashes I’ve ever seen in my life.

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 You Probably Didn’t Know About the Loire Valley

A few things that you might not know about the Loire valley.

Classic car day

We had a great day out with a group of sixteen classic car enthusiasts.

Domaine Ogereau

The wines from Domaine Ogereau in Anjou were tasting fantastic when we visited last week