Would you like to book a cellar visit with wine tasting in the city of Tours? Find your happiness on Winalist. Neophytes, wine lovers, gourmets, a weekend on the Loire Wine Route will make you discover the wealth of wine tourism itineraries in the heart of the vineyards, cellars and castles of Touraine.
Discover old Tours and its famous Place Plumereau, very pleasant with its many restaurants. You will certainly prolong your evening in one of the many bars with typical Touraine architecture. We invite you to brunch with local specialities: rillons, rillettes or the famous Sainte Maure de Touraine, a well-known goat's cheese and the tapées pears of Rivarenne, an ancestral recipe whose pears come from century-old pear trees. A digestive stroll on the nearby banks of the Loire will close this festive, varied and instructive weekend.
How to come to Touraine?
2 hours from Nantes , Paris , the beaches of Vendée or La Rochelle, enjoy a gourmet weekend in the land of the Loire vineyards. First tip, plan to stay several days! Indeed, the Touraine appellation is vast (5,500 hectares), and each of the five geographical denominations has its specificities of landscape and territory: Touraine Azay le Rideau , Touraine Amboise , Touraine Chenonceaux, as well as Touraine Mesland and Touraine Oisly near Blois. . Touraine is not a pretentious appellation, however it produces very pleasant wines, sold at very affordable prices! Therefore, the winegrowers are often delighted to have visitors, there is little chance that you will find the door closed.
Also unmissable, impossible to do wine tourism in Touraine without taking the time to visit a castle in the Loire Valley. Within the appellation, you have Chenonceaux of course, but also Amboise, Azay le Rideau, Chaumont sur Loire or Blois.
Where to eat and sleep in Touraine?
There is no shortage of hotels in the region! For a lovely wine-growing experience, we recommend accommodation at Domaine des Pierres d'Aurèle. Set up by Aurélie, the winegrower, you will have a wide choice of accommodation (from the reception for motorhomes to the outbuilding of the Château de la Chauverie and its swimming pool in the heart of the vineyards). A calm and peaceful place, where you will be very well received, all the information on their website. More unusual, you can sleep at the Domaine de Montcy, in a barrel in the heart of the vineyards. To avoid in case of rainy forecast nevertheless!