Our philosophy being to be serious without taking ourselves too seriously, our guides will not give you a lecture but will take you as a friend and in a relaxed way, reveal plenty of anecdotes about our kings and castles and will tell you about our daily life
Tour and Vouvray wine tasting.
Visit of a wine cellar, for a tasting of Vouvray wines. Created in 1875, this Domain has been expanding for the last five generations and now owns 26 hectares of organic vineyards in different parts of the Vouvray appellation. Made from Chenin Blanc grape, Vouvray wines beneficiate from an exceptional terroir (clay and limestone). It is a mineral wine with a high acidity level which gives to the wine a great aging capacity. The tour of the cave is done while wine tasting.
Tour and wine tasting lunch at a local domain. (NOT INCLUDED - OPTIONAL 74,00 € per person)
The vines of Minière are ideally spread out over the entire « terroir » covered by the appellation, from the gravel shores along the Loire River to the clay, limestone and silica (mineral) soils of the hills overlooking the valley. This diversity of soils enables us to produce tasty, delicate, fruity wines to be consumed young, as well as more full-bodied, age-worthy wines with tannins that become silky over time.
The feminine tradition is upheld today by Kathleen Van den Berghe who has assumed responsibility for the domain, which now spreads over eighteen hectares in four of the seven districts bearing the Appellation: Bourgueil, Ingrandes de Touraine, Restigné and Benais.
The red and rosé wines produced on the domain are presented under the appellation « Bourgueil » AOC. They stem 100% from the « Cabernet Franc » grape, introduced by the monks of the Abbey in the XIth century. The wine-making and bottling is done on the grounds of the château by the owners, assisted by Eric Goujat, wine maker.
At the end of the day, transfer back to Tours train station or to your hotel located in the Loire Valley.
End of the services.
This tour includes
Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan and English speaking escort guide for 1 day (09h30-17h30), tour and Vouvray wine tasting at a cellar, guided tour of the town of Chinon, tour and Chinon wine tasting at a local domain.
Wineries are submitted to change according to the availability.
This tour doesn't include
Tour and wine tasting lunch at a local domain (74,00 € per person), other drinks, other meals, personal expenses, extra hour (75,00 € per hour with a maximum of 2 hours per day), train tickets (100,00 € per person from Paris).