Visit the great wine estates and castles of the Loire. Winalist offers you the best oenological activities in the Loire Valley.
The Loire Valley vineyard is a vast area of wine production in France, bringing together several wine regions such as Touraine or Anjou. These regions produce dry, semi-dry, sweet and syrupy white wines, light red wines as well as rosés. Many sparkling wines are also produced there. Located on the banks of the Loire and its tributaries, these lands populated by passionate winegrowers welcome you with open arms. Winalist accompanies you to live a quality wine experience thanks to the hundreds of partner producers who trust us. Visit the domains and castles of Saumur as well as the domains and castles of Chinon before tasting a few glasses of local production.
Known as one of the largest wine-growing regions in France and famous for its Loire Valley castles, the Loire Valley vineyard has more than 65 different appellations that span several regions. This is undoubtedly the most impressive region to visit with its many Loire castles. Thanks to Winalist, book your castle visits and tastings in the Loire or explore the region with our selection of guided tours or Loire castle excursions. Share unique moments with winegrowers as a family, alone or with friends. Follow in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci or Catherine de Medici and explore the Loire by bike for a few days. On weekdays and weekends, you can find an oenological workshop in the Loire and discover the white and rosé wines along the banks of the Loire during a few wine tastings.
Discover the wines of the Loire Valley during an authentic experience
The wine-growing territory in the Loire Valley extends over 70,000 hectares. There are 68 different appellations. It is for its wealth of white wine grape varieties that the Loire Valley is renowned. Grolleau, Gamay, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon, or even Chardonnay are grape varieties that give wines that are often well rated. There is no shortage of white grapes. While strolling in this vineyard, you will be able to discover all the richness of the heritage of the region. Oenological workshops around Chinon , tastings and meals at a producer in Sancerre, or visits to the best wine cellars in Saumur , there is something for everyone. You will always find an authentic wine experience with a Winalist partner.
Did you know ? During the time of Gaul, the annual meeting of Druids was held in Orléanais , a sub-region of the Loire Valley. It was then the center of Gaul.
Wine routes in the Loire Valley
The Anjou and Saumurois wine route introduces you to the sweet wines of the region. Among the most famous appellations in the area: Cabernet d'Anjou, Coteaux du Layon or Saumur will delight wine lovers. Further east, the Touraine wine route is home to Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Gamay grape varieties. While strolling around Chinon, take the opportunity to discover the wines of the same name. The city of Tours is on your route, after which you inevitably head to the Château de Chenonceaux, a true Renaissance feat. In the region of Blois , you will not fail to taste some Sancerre and Pouilly. Some local red wines such as Chateaumeillant are remarkably interesting, especially for their quality/price ratio. Finally, don't forget to take a break at Clos Lucé or Chaumont sur Loire.
How to book an oenological weekend in the Loire Valley?
With Winalist, wine tourism in the Loire Valley is just a click away! Thanks to our search platform, discover the vineyards and castles that suit you. Select your next destination using your search criteria. Book your experience on the date and time of your choice. Once your activity is booked, you will receive a confirmation and a reminder. Many of our harvesting partners will also receive you on Saturday and Sunday for your stay. Winalist is the leading wine tourism platform in the Loire Valley and in France.
Located between the Pays de la Loire and the Centre, the region has been known since the Renaissance as the "Garden of France". If you have the opportunity to travel the wine route that borders its river from Angers to Orléans, Winalist offers you the opportunity to discover the estates of our partner winegrowers. The visits and tastings offered by the winegrowers will delight enthusiasts and amateurs alike. The wines of the Loire Valley are mostly made from grape varieties unique to the region: chenin, cabernet, pinot noir, or even sauvignon make up the range of aromas to discover during your stay. Guided tours are one of the favorite attractions for the curious who want to know more about the history of a castle or an estate. To complete these visits, some producers organize a tasting of their cuvées in their cellar. The opportunity to learn some manufacturing secrets of the white and red wines produced in the Loire Valley. Privilege visits are real initiations to the art of oenology. Immerse yourself in the identity of each grape variety while appreciating the importance of the terroir and local know-how. Use the Winalist search engine to find the tours and tastings available during your stay, weekdays and weekends. In a few clicks, you book simply and free of charge, at no additional cost. Have you thought of offering an oenological tasting to a wine lover? Our Winalist gift card is valid for all wine experiences in France .