Loire Wine Discovery Day Trips from Paris

Our most popular Loire wine day trip from Paris which gives a fascinating insight into the wines and winemakers of the Loire valley. The day includes a comprehensive tasting and lunch in the comfort of our old winemaker’s home close to Amboise followed by a guided winery visit in the afternoon.

Highlights

Tasting a range of wines from all over the Loire valley, candlelit farm style lunch, chance to buy wine at cellar door prices, small groups of 2-6, opportunity to meet the producers.

What’s included?

Morning collection from St Pierre des Corps TGV (just outside Tours), tutored tasting in English, 3 course home-cooked lunch, guided winery visit, delivery back to the TGV at the end of the day.

What’s not included?

The cost of your train tickets from Paris.  Book using www.sncf.com for the best prices and choice of trains. (Ask Cathy if you need assistance)

Details

All tours start in Noizay just 10 minutes from the beautiful town of Amboise and 20 minutes from the lovely city of Tours.

Enjoy a tutored tasting of 6 wines reflecting the diversity of this great winemaking region in the comfort of our  tasting room.  Cathy will run through the basics of tasting technique, discuss the geography of the region and unravel the mysteries of French wine labeling.

Unwind in the garden with an aperitif before a delicious home-made 3 course lunch with wine.  Indulge in a selection of dishes creatively prepared using local ingredients sourced from our neighbouring potager, herbs from our garden, and a top quality cheeseboard sourced from Loire valley based fromager Pascal Beillevaire who has shops in Paris and London.

After lunch we drive to one of the many famous appellations and visit a winery where you’ll have the chance to taste a range of wines, stroll around the vineyards and buy wine at cellar door prices.

Availability & Booking

Please check the on-line calendar for availability and booking.  Any cancellations on our part will be fully refunded.

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Loire Wine & Craft Beer Discovery Tour from Amboise

We’ve teamed up with local brewery ART IS AN ALE BREWING to combine wine and beer in a full day tour that combines the very best of both worlds. Taste a range of wines from all over the Loire valley during the morning, enjoy a home cooked lunch in a private home and then discover the world of craft beer in the afternoon.

The tour starts from Le Tasting Room in Noizay, a small village in the heart of the Vouvray wine production area just 10 minutes from Amboise.

Highlights

Tasting a range of wines from all over the Loire valley, candlelit farm style 3 course lunch, chance to buy wine at cellar door prices, private tour of local craft brewery ART IS AN ALE BREWING, tasting of 4 signature beers plus 2 seasonals. Small groups of 2-6, opportunity to meet the wine producers/owners of the brewery.

What’s Included?

Coffee or Tea with biscuits, tutored wine tasting in English, 3 course home cooked lunch (that can be adapted to suit your dietary requirements), English wine guides with 35 years experience in the English and French wine trade, private tour and tasting at the craft beer brewery in English.

Details

Make your way to our home in Noizay (just 10 minutes from Amboise) for a 10h00 start with coffee and biscuits.

Enjoy a tutored tasting of 6 wines reflecting the diversity of this great winemaking region in the comfort of our 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 a delicious home-made 3 course lunch with wine. Indulge in a selection of dishes creatively prepared using local ingredients sourced from our local markets, herbs from our garden and a selection of cheeses from top quality supplier Rudolphe le Meunier.

In the afternoon we drive to ART IS AN ALE BREWING, a thriving craft brewery in the centre of Amboise where we’ll have a private tour with the owners. Katie, (originally from California), met her French husband Matt, while studying photography in Denton Texas. Together they opened their brewery in Amboise last year where Matt brews a fabulous range of top quality American style craft beers using French ingredients. Here you’ll learn about the brewing process and taste their 4 signature beers and 2 seasonal beers.

Availability & Booking

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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Le Tasting Room Gift Cards

Why not offer someone a Tasting Room gift card or treat yourself! You can purchase a day as a treat for someone in advance or choose any amount to offset against a wine tasting, tour or break.

Thinking about travelling in 2021? You might like to support a small business like ours by buying a gift card or certificate that can be redeemed against any of our tours or tastings.

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!