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Loire valley, France
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Popular wineries to visit in Loire valley vineyards

Maison Brédif
Maison Brédif
Maison Brédif

Maison Brédif

Price: from 17,00 €
1-10
4.8 /5
(9 reviews)
Pierre Et Bertrand Couly
Pierre Et Bertrand Couly
Pierre Et Bertrand Couly

Pierre Et Bertrand Couly

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Price: from 10,00 €
1-40
4.6 /5
(9 reviews)
Domaine De Rocheville
Domaine De Rocheville
Domaine De Rocheville

Domaine De Rocheville

Organic Viticulture
Price: from 9,00 €
1-20
4.6 /5
(8 reviews)
Château De Minière
Château De Minière
Château De Minière

Château De Minière

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Price: from 10,50 €
2-20
4.7 /5
(3 reviews)
Caves Ambacia
Caves Ambacia
Caves Ambacia

Caves Ambacia

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Price: from 18,00 €
1-20
Clos Des Quarterons - Domaine Amirault
Clos Des Quarterons - Domaine Amirault
Clos Des Quarterons - Domaine Amirault

Clos Des Quarterons - Domaine Amirault

Biodynamic viticulture
Price: from 10,00 €
2-30
4.3 /5
(4 reviews)
Château De Fesles
Château De Fesles
Château De Fesles

Château De Fesles

Organic Viticulture
Price: from 5,00 €
1-40
5 /5
(4 reviews)
Domaine Thierry Cosme
Domaine Thierry Cosme
Domaine Thierry Cosme

Domaine Thierry Cosme

Instant booking Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 12,00 €
1-12
4.7 /5
(3 reviews)
Les Pierres D'aurèle
Les Pierres D'aurèle
Les Pierres D'aurèle

Les Pierres D'aurèle

Instant booking Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 7,00 €
1-20
4.4 /5
(5 reviews)
Domaine FL
Domaine FL
Domaine FL

Domaine FL

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Price: from 9,00 €
1-20
4.8 /5
(4 reviews)
Domaine Langlois
Domaine Langlois
Domaine Langlois

Domaine Langlois

Instant booking Organic Viticulture
Price: from 6,00 €
1-6
5 /5
(2 reviews)
Blanc Foussy - Grandes Caves Saint-roch
Blanc Foussy - Grandes Caves Saint-roch
Blanc Foussy - Grandes Caves Saint-roch

Blanc Foussy - Grandes Caves Saint-roch

Instant booking Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 3,00 €
1-30
4.7 /5
(3 reviews)
Rendez-vous Dans Les Vignes
Rendez-vous Dans Les Vignes
Rendez-vous Dans Les Vignes

Rendez-vous Dans Les Vignes

Price: from 40,00 €
2-12
4 /5
(1 reviews)
Chateau Du Bois Huaut
Chateau Du Bois Huaut
Chateau Du Bois Huaut

Chateau Du Bois Huaut

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Price: from 35,00 €
1-15
4 /5
(2 reviews)
Cave Robert Et Marcel
Cave Robert Et Marcel
Cave Robert Et Marcel

Cave Robert Et Marcel

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Price: from 7,00 €
2-9
5 /5
(2 reviews)
Domaine De Noiré
Domaine De Noiré
Domaine De Noiré

Domaine De Noiré

Organic Viticulture
Price: from 13,00 €
1-10
4 /5
(1 reviews)
Château De Thauvenay - La Chapelle
Château De Thauvenay - La Chapelle
Château De Thauvenay - La Chapelle

Château De Thauvenay - La Chapelle

Organic Viticulture
Price: from 10,00 €
2-20
Château De Tracy
Château De Tracy
Château De Tracy

Château De Tracy

Instant booking Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 0,00 €
2-15
Domaine De L'enchantoir
Domaine De L'enchantoir
Domaine De L'enchantoir

Domaine De L'enchantoir

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Price: from 10,00 €
2-15
5 /5
(3 reviews)
Domaine Frédéric Mabileau
Domaine Frédéric Mabileau
Domaine Frédéric Mabileau

Domaine Frédéric Mabileau

Biodynamic viticulture
Price: from 0,00 €
1-20
Val de Loire Travel
Val de Loire Travel
Val de Loire Travel

Val de Loire Travel

Price: from 189,00 €
2-8
5 /5
(1 reviews)
Château Du Cléray
Château Du Cléray
Château Du Cléray

Château Du Cléray

Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 3,00 €
2-50
5 /5
(2 reviews)
Maison Jamet
Maison Jamet
Maison Jamet

Maison Jamet

Instant booking Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 10,00 €
1-30
5 /5
(1 reviews)
Domaine Dittière
Domaine Dittière
Domaine Dittière

Domaine Dittière

Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 9,00 €
2-20
4.3 /5
(3 reviews)
Domaine De Nerleux
Domaine De Nerleux
Domaine De Nerleux

Domaine De Nerleux

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Price: from 9,00 €
1-50
Domaine Du Closel
Domaine Du Closel
Domaine Du Closel

Domaine Du Closel

Instant booking Biodynamic viticulture
Price: from 29,00 €
1-10
5 /5
(1 reviews)
Domaine des Champs Fleuris
Domaine des Champs Fleuris
Domaine des Champs Fleuris

Domaine des Champs Fleuris

Price: from 35,00 €
6-12
Domaine Sauvete
Domaine Sauvete
Domaine Sauvete

Domaine Sauvete

Organic Viticulture
Price: from 9,50 €
4-20
Domaine Landron Chartier
Domaine Landron Chartier
Domaine Landron Chartier

Domaine Landron Chartier

Organic Viticulture
Price: from 54,00 €
4-10
Château de Chaintres
Château de Chaintres
Château de Chaintres

Château de Chaintres

Biodynamic viticulture
Price: from 7,00 €
1-25
Âme Wine
Âme Wine
Âme Wine

Âme Wine

Price: from 55,00 €
10-30
Goûts du Berry
Goûts du Berry
Goûts du Berry

Goûts du Berry

Price: from 25,00 €
1-20
Les Dégustations d'Anthéa
Les Dégustations d'Anthéa
Les Dégustations d'Anthéa

Les Dégustations d'Anthéa

Instant booking Organic Viticulture
Price: from 79,00 €
3-20
Une Autre Cave
Une Autre Cave
Une Autre Cave

Une Autre Cave

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Price: from 60,00 €
4-12
Le Secret Des Papilles
Le Secret Des Papilles
Le Secret Des Papilles

Le Secret Des Papilles

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Price: from 59,00 €
6-20
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Best cities to visit in Loire valley, France

Chinon
Chinon
4/5 (1664 reviews)
53 experiences
Would you like to visit a domain, a castle with wine tasting in Chinon and the surrounding area? Find your happiness on Winalist. The cultivation of vines probably dates back to Roman times here, but it was around the abbey of Bourgueil, foun...

Tours
4.9/5 (1859 reviews)
54 experiences
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 i...
Tours

Amboise
Amboise
4.6/5 (3763 reviews)
15 experiences
Would you like to book a cellar visit with wine tasting in the town of Amboise? Find your happiness on Winalist. The vineyard surrounding the Château d'Amboise is one of the most beautiful in Touraine. For a few hours, you discover the castl...

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How do I book a wine weekend in the Loire Valley? +

With Winalist, wine tourism in the Loire Valley is just a few clicks away! Thanks to our search and booking platform, you and your loved ones can discover incredible vineyards and castles. Select your next wine destination using specific search criteria. Book your tasting experience at the date and time of your choice - no matter the season. Once you've booked your activity, we'll send you a confirmation email and a reminder before your tour or experience. Winalist is the chosen wine tourism platform in the Loire Valley, France.

Which villages to visit in the Loire Valley? +

Apremont-sur-Allier is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Medieval and flowery (classified as a remarkable garden), it is undoubtedly a must-visit spot in this gorgeous region.

On the edge of the Loire, be sure to visit Beaugency and its keep, then Meung-sur-Loire and its old mills. These villages contain heaps of charm. If you have the time, be sure to visit Loches, which overlooks the Indre valley; it's an incredible view that you shouldn't miss! Last, Montrsor, a village in Touraine, is a fortified village from the 11th century in the countryside, which takes you back to another era.

What are the most beautiful castles in the Loire Valley? +

There are tons of castles you shouldn’t miss when visiting the Loire Valley. The Château de Chambord, de Blois, d'Ambroise, as well as the Château de Chenonceau, as well as the Château de Chenonceau, or even Azay-le-Rideau are all castles that you shouldn't miss if you visit the Loire Valley. If you have time, also be sure to visit the Château de Chinon, Saumur, Ussé, or even the Château de Villandry.

When is the best time to visit the Loire Valley for wine tasting? +

The Loire Valley is a great place to visit at any time of year, but there are some times of the year that are better than others if you're looking to book a wine experience. The best time to visit the Loire Valley is early spring or late fall, when temperatures are mild. This is because there's more sunshine during these times, but it isn't swelteringly hot, so you can enjoy the outdoors more comfortably.<br><br>The Loire Valley wine region is an excellent choice for your next French wine-tasting vacation. With its beautiful scenery and secluded vineyards, it's a great place to take in the sights, taste delicious wines and relax in comfort.

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What are the wineries that accept groups in the Loire Valley wine region region? +
Here are the wine estates that can accommodate groups of 8 people minimum in the Loire Valley wine region for a visit and tasting: See all domains that can accommodate groups in the region Loire Valley wine region.
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The estates that offer the best wine experiences for families are: View all family-friendly estates in region Loire Valley wine region.
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Book your wine experiences in wineries, museums or guided tours in the region of Loire valley. Instant booking without fee.

The Loire Valley, located in western France, is one of the most beautiful wine regions in Europe. With its rolling hills and majestic chateaux, it's no wonder this area has been home to many winemaking families for centuries. Today, wineries continue popping up all over the region. If you're planning a trip to visit a winery in the Loire valley or just want to explore some local wines during your next vacation in France, be sure to read about the Loire Valley with Winalist.

Loire Valley wine tours are a popular option for those looking to discover the beauty and history of this region, while also indulging in tasting world-renowned wine varieties.

Loire Valley wine highlights

  • Known for sparkling wine, reds, and whites.
  • Close to Paris.
  • Full of historic chateaux, castles, and a rich history of winemaking.

About Loire Valley Wine Tours & Wine Tasting in the Loire Valley, France

Loire Valley wine tours are a fun, relaxing way to explore this beautiful region of France. This region is known for its top-notch wine varieties and beautiful vineyards, along with wine tasting tours that let you sample some of the best vintages in France.

Chateaux are one of the most popular attractions in this area of France, besides its wine. There are dozens of chateaux around the Loire Valley region, so it's possible to spend several days touring them.

With Winalist, you can explore and book incredible wine tours, all from the comfort of your own home. Use our wine tourism booking tool to search for the best wine tours in your desired area, and then book a wine tour that fits you.

The beautiful Loire Valley, west of Paris and bordered by the river Loire, is chock full of picturesque vineyards and magnificent chateaux. The area is known for its sparkling wines as well as reds and whites. Whether you're a wine connoisseur or simply want to learn more about this French region's grapes and wines, you’re bound to enjoy a Loire Valley wine tour.


Where is the Loire Valley of France located?

The Loire Valley is located in western France, near Paris. The valley is bordered by the river Loire, and part of it has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's home to many beautiful castles and vineyards that have been making wine since the Middle Ages.

Chateaux in the Loire Valley

Chateaux can be found throughout the Loire Valley and many offer tours and tastings of their wines. When you choose one that includes wine tasting opportunities, you'll have access to premium French wines without having to go through the process of making them yourself.

Some of the best Chauteaux in the Loire Valley include:

  • Chateau de Chambord, also known as the Chateau Royal de Blois and the Palace of François I. Built in 1519 by King Francis I and his wife, Louise of Savoy, this castle is one of the first examples of French Renaissance architecture. A highlight, Chambord was one of Leonardo da Vinci's creations and boasts 374 rooms, 83 staircases and 365 chimneys.
  • The Chateau de Beauregard was built between 1513 and 1514 for Francis I; however, he never stayed there because he died before it was completed. When Diane de Poitiers inherited it in 1570 from her husband Jean II d'Angennes who had died a few years earlier, she made extensive changes to both its external appearance and its internal layout over several decades since then until she died herself at age 70 or 80 (historians differ on which figure they believe). One interesting detail about this chateau is that you can see some evidence of bullet marks on its walls; these were left behind after a battle during World War II when German forces briefly occupied France.
  • Chenonceau Castle is another great attraction to visit while in the Loire Valley. A UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 1513, this castle sits upon two islands on the Cher River (where it was originally used as a bridge). It's now famous for being one of the most picturesque castles in all Europe thanks to its elegant architecture and stunning gardens.

History of Winemaking Loire Valley, France

Winemaking in the Loire Valley of France dates back to Roman times. The ancient Romans cultivated grapevines here and introduced the technique of converting grape juice into wine. However, it wasn't until after their departure from Gaul that viticulture began to flourish. Today, there are more than twenty-five thousand acres (ten thousand hectares) devoted to vineyards in this region the largest concentration of vines outside of Bordeaux.

Loire Valley Wine Tasting Itineraries

The Loire Valley is a beautiful region of France where you will be able to visit historical Loire Castles, traditional wineries, and world-class wine varieties. You can explore this region on your own or book Loire Valley wine tours with Winalist! Our partnering wine guides have centuries of combined knowledge and will provide you with insider information about each wine region or vineyard in the Loire Valley so that you get the most out of your visit.

Winalist has partnered with some of the best tours and tour hosts in the area to bring our customers more options for their trip to France. You can use our custom search tool at the top of this page to find Loire Valley wine tasting itineraries that suit your preferences.

Where to Stay in the Loire Valley, France Wine Region

There are plenty of accommodations for staying in the Loire Valley of France. There are many vineyards in this wine region, so it's essential to find a place close enough to visit wineries easily. Second, many people visit this region to view the river Loire, so you may wish to find accommodations near this infamous river as well.

How to get to the Loire Valley Region of France

The Loire Valley region is easily accessible by train, car, or bus. If you're staying in Paris and traveling to the Loire Valley, you have the option of taking a TGV (high speed train) or regional train to Tours, Blois or Amboise. You can also take a local train from Paris Montparnasse station to Chinon, Saumur or Angers. The journey takes about 1 hour 30 minutes for regional trains and less than 2 hours for high-speed trains that stop at more stations along the way.

What types of wines do wineries in the Loire Valley produce?

Although the Loire Valley is most famous for its sparkling wines, these are not the only types of wine that you can find there. In fact, it's quite possible that you won't see any sparkling wines on your trip at all!


The three main types of wine produced in this region are Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet Franc. The grapes used to produce these wines include Chenin Blanc (for white wines), Chardonnay (for whites), Gamay Noir & Pinot Noir (for reds) as well as Ugni Blanc & Colombard Sauvignon Blanc.


The most common grapes grown in the Loire Valley include Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chenin Blanc.

How to get to the Loire Valley of France

The Loire Valley region is easily accessible to tourists by plane and by car.

  • Fly direct from the UK to Paris (Charles de Gaulle Airport), then take a short taxi ride or a bus to your destination.
  • Drive from Paris: Take a train from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Bordeaux, then continue on toward the Loire Valley via A10 highway.
  • For those who wish to avoid flying, there are several options for driving in France with an international license.

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