From vine to wine
Do you know how to make a sweet wine, or a rosé and a red wine? What about the bubbles in a sparkling wine?... This complete wine experience at the heart of our family winery will allow you to discover the whole wine-making process, from grape to wine.
This 3-hour tour begins with a guided walk in the vineyard - where everything starts, as no good wine can be made without growing quality grapes in the first place! You will learn about French 'AOCs' (Appellations of Controlled Origin) in general and about AOC Vouvray - which is produced in this area of the Loire Valley - in particular, about the vinegrower's work in the vines throughout the year. This guided walk will also be the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful vineyard landscapes and to discover "troglodytes" - traditional Loire Valley dwellings dug in the limestone.
We will then tour the family-owned winery and the rock-hewn cellar to learn about vinification, ageing and the traditional method - the process used to make our sparkling wines. Depending on the date of your visit, you may be able to attend wine-bottling, disgorgement, labelling or even machine or hand harvest.
We will finish with a tutored tasting of 6 Vouvray/Touraine/Loire wines served with local delicacies (Loire fish rillettes, various local cheeses and charcuteries, a local dessert...) to learn about wine tasting and about food and wine pairing. During this wine tasting, you'll have the opportunity to taste all colours and all styles of wine - sparkling, rosé, red, dry and sweet white wines.
This wine tour is adapted to both beginners or wine amateurs (we've already had American sommeliers joining this tour). Our speech is adapted to everyone's knowledge about wine. Children from 8 years old are welcome on this tour.