NEW for 2022 Small Group Private Chateau Wine Experience

New for 2022 we’re excited to offer this exclusive wine experience for groups of 8-12 people in collaboration with one of the most dynamic young domaines at its beautiful historic chateau in the Loire countryside. The domaine’s winemaking history dates back to 1508.

A whole day immersive experience in the beautiful home of the owners and winemakers and guided by experienced English wine professionals.

The tour takes place at the Chateau which is located in a beautiful village just 10 minutes from Amboise.

If you’re in the Loire valley with a small group of friends this is a wonderful immersive day that combines wine tasting, history, great food, art and of course, much laughter.

Highlights

Introduction to the wines of the Loire led by Cathy, aperitif in the beautiful salon of the chateau, 3 course home cooked lunch served in the fabulous dining room of the chateau, personal tour of the caves and winemaking facilities of the domaine, walk up into the vineyards

What’s included?

Coffee and biscuits, introduction to the wines of the Loire and a tutored tasting, 3 course home made lunch served with wines from the domaine, guided walk to the vineyards above the chateau, private tour around the caves and winery. English guides with 35 years in the wine industry in France and the UK,  hosted by the owners of the domaine.

Details

Make your way directly to the chateau for a 10h00 start with coffee and biscuits.

Enjoy an introduction to the wines of the Loire led by Cathy Henton DipWSET HND Viti Oeno. Cathy will show you a range of wines from all over the Loire valley and talk about grape varieties, farming methods and wine styles as well as unravelling the complexities of French wine labelling and production.

Move into the elegant salon for an aperitif. Relax with a glass of the domaine’s delightful sparkling Vouvray and a few canapés.

Across the hallway is the beautiful formal dining room of the chateau. Here you’ll enjoy a home cooked lunch prepared by Cathy, Nigel and Louisa, the owner of the chateau. Local and seasonal produce will be on the menu together with beautiful cheeses and carefully selected wines from the domaine to accompany each course.

After lunch we’ll walk up through the woods to the vineyards above the chateau. As you look over to the Royal Chateau of Amboise in the distance we’ll talk about how the domaine farms organically and why that’s so important.

A private tour of the many caves which house the winemaking, ageing, labelling and more concludes the day. You’ll also have the chance to buy the wines at cellar door prices and the estate can ship wines back to the USA.

Availability & Booking

This tour is a bespoke option that can’t be booked on-line. Please contact cathy@letastingroom.com for further details or to book a date.

The tour is open for groups of 8-12 people and a non-refundable deposit is taken to secure a booking. For smaller groups please enquire.

 

 

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We know that tourism will be slow to return but we know you will be back and we can’t wait to see you again.

Merry Christmas!