Visit the winegrowers of Chinon, the city of red wine

Welcome to the town of Chinon, a historic town which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Chinon will be able to welcome wine lovers and professionals as it should be because this city is known for its quality red, rosé and white wines. If you wish to spend a wine tourism stay, Chinon is the ideal place. On the program: cellar visit, wine tasting, stroll through the vineyard, wine workshop. You can book your experience now on Winalist with one of our partner hosts who will be happy to welcome you in their field.

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What to do and what to visit in Chinon?

Chinon is a French commune located in the Center-Val de Loire region in the department of Indre-et-Loire. Chinon is an exceptional and renowned site in the country of Rabelais and good living where we share and celebrate with friends or family.

During your stay or weekend in the city, go to the Royal Fortress of Chinon which is a 11th century royal castle also serving as a museum. Pass in front of the Sainte-Radegonde Chapel which is a semi-troglodyte building on the Sainte-Radegonde hillside, east of the historic city center of Chinon.

It is also good to stroll through this city recognized as a “City of art and history” since 2000. Indeed, its narrow streets, its mansion in tufa or its half-timbered houses bear witness to its history. The crossroads of the well of the banns is also symbolic of the city, do not miss it during your getaway.

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Chinon is known and recognized, whether by amateurs or wine professionals, for its eponymous beverage, the renowned AOC. The wine production in the Chinon vineyard is divided into three: 85% is devoted to red wine, 13% to rosé wine and 2% to white wine.

We find there three different grape varieties: Cabernet Franc (minimum 90%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (maximum 10%) for red and rosé wines. As far as the whites are concerned, the grape variety is 100% Chenin.

The Chinon vineyard on approximately 2,300 hectares, on both sides of the Vienne. Meet the 200 or so winegrowers who are there to learn more about the history of their land and the wine world around them. You can also taste their different wines within their own domain, after a visit to the cellars and vineyards.

Book now your wine experience in Chinon on Winalist. The reservation is made online and the payment is secure.

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