Captivating landscape, elegant wines and unforgettable encounters... A journey along the Loire Valley Wine Routes will be a trip you’ll never forget!
A new chapter in the story of the Loire Valley wine region has opened with the redrawing of its numerous Wine Routes: 17 tours waiting to be discovered by wine connoisseurs, novices and families alike.
And as modern-day explorers you won’t lose your way, no matter where you’re heading, thanks to an interactive map and GPS on your smart phone.
Explore the new routes in the Pays de la Loire, by car or by bike, and prepare to be amazed by the surprises that await in its four wine growing regions.
In the wine region of Nantes, discover its Muscadet and iconic city and river, as it meanders through a lush green landscape.
In the Loire Valley, enjoy a walk among the vines and stop to sample wines from Jasnières or the Coteaux-du-Loir.
In the Fiefs Vendéens, between the Marais Poitevin and Atlantic Ocean, fill your lungs with the fresh air and delight your taste buds with some young, light wines.
The Anjou-Saumur wine region, known for its wide range of wines, and Coteaux de l’Aubance, Coteaux du Layon and Saumur Blanc in particular, is the perfect spot for a family stroll among stunning vines, landscape and châteaux.
Behind each wine destination lies a rich history, including some classed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
You’ll also enjoy the skilled local artisans, tempting gourmet restaurants and wine cellars where you can taste world-renowned AOC wines and some hidden gems.
Treat your taste buds to the delights of Savennières, Saumur and Anjou and be sure to sample the region’s only Grand Cru, the Quarts-de-Chaume.
While the routes are perfect in any season, those lucky enough to visit the vines between the end of summer and autumn will be rewarded with a glimpse of the winemakers in full harvest mode.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and off you go!