Wine Tastings and Tours in Loire Valley

Loire Valley’s refined wines and great food make this famous area of France ideal for a gourmet break with a difference. There are a lot of options for wine tastings and tours in Loire Valley where you can relish great wines by looking at the breathtaking surroundings of chateaux, vineyards, and the stunning landscapes of the French countryside. We are here to help you to choose the best option for your wine tastings and tours in Loire Valley. 

At WineTourism.com, we provide a wide selection of wine tastings and tours in Loire Valley together with our local partner wineries. Below you will find a list of wine tastings and tours in Loire Valley with a direct booking option and a map of the region with the exact location of each winery. Choose your favourite wine tasting in Loire Valley or the winery tour, let us know and we will guaranty your memorable experience.

Experience wine tastings and tours at Domaine La Belle Etoile, one of our partner wineries in Loire Valley.

Browse through the best selection of exciting wine tasting and tours in Loire Valley

Discover the secrets of terroir during an audio-video tour at Cave des producteurs Montlouis

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2, route de saint-Aignan,Montlouis-sur-Loire,37270

Discover the magic influence of soils on wine at Domaine de la Belle Étoile

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Domaine de la Belle Étoile, Brissac-Quince, 49320

Enjoy a Chenin wine tasting and guided tour at Cave des producteurs Montlouis

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2, route de saint-Aignan,Montlouis-sur-Loire,37270

Organize a party in the heart of the Coteaux du Layon appellation

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DOMAINE BLOUIN, Rue du Canal de Monsieur, Val-du-Layon, France

Wine tasting, lunch and tour at Domaine Montcy

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32 Route de fougères,Cheverny,41700

A unique night experience in the Coteaux du Layon vineyard.

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DOMAINE BLOUIN, Rue du Canal de Monsieur, Val-du-Layon, France

Love at first sight at Domaine de Montcy

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32 Route de fougères,Cheverny,41700

Awaken your senses with this oenology workshop at Domaine de la Belle Étoile

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Domaine de la Belle Étoile, Brissac-Quince, 49320

Enjoy a private wine tasting along with a guided tour at Domaine Marc Brédif

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Receptions and special events at Domaine de Montcy

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A nice gite at Domaine de la Désoucherie, in the heart of the Cour-Cheverny appellation

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Christian et Fabien Tessier (Earl), Voie Communale de la Charmoise, Cour-Cheverny, France

Become a winegrower for a day with the team at Domaine de la Belle Étoile

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Domaine de la Belle Etoile, Brissac-Quince, 49320

Read More about Wine Tastings and Tours in Loire Valley

Everything you need to know before you experience wine tastings and tours in Loire Valley. 

Enjoy wine tasting and tour in Loire Valley amongst the rich natural beauty- lush hills and mesmerizing view of the French Altantic coast.

Every wineries and cellar houses are well equipped with personalized tasting room for you to relish their fine wine. Most of the wineries also offer the tour to the cellar room and other facilities. Gain first hand knowledge about their viticulture, natural aproach and their unique winemaking techniques. Wine tastings and tours in Loire Valley will let you fully experience the beauty of the region, winemaking traditions as well as their local cuisine.

For each wine tasting and tour experience for Loire Valley presented on our website, you will see a bullet point list of what you can expect to experience.

At wine tastings and tours in Loire Valley you will get to try the region’s famous white wines. Being located a cool-climate area, the Loire Valley wine region favours the production of white wines.

The main variety is Sauvignon Blanc that results in a ripe and acid wine with aromas of gooseberry, grapefruit and a hint of smoke. Another popular white wine is Chenin Blanc that comes in a range of varieties depending on the region that produces it. Generally, the aromas you will find in Chenin Blanc are those of honey, apple and pear.

If you want to try a red wine during wine tastings and tours in Loire Valley, be sure to go for some Cabernet Franc, also called Breton. Cabernet Franc from central Loire Valley is spicy and sour, and presents aromas of pepper, soft plum, cherry and tobacco.

The best time to experience wine tastings and tours in Loire Valley is between April and June or September and October. During these periods, you will get to enjoy long spring and autumn days and profit from a mild Atlantic climate. Loire Valley is a popular holiday destination because of its stunning castles and during the summer season there might be more tourists compared to spring and autumn.

Apart from experiences amazing wine tasting and tours in Loire Valley, you do not want to miss following UNESCO world heritage castles around the region:

  • Château de Chambord, the most stunning Château de la Loire, a bright example of renaissance architecture and a majestic location on the bank of Loire River.
  • Château d’Amboise, a royal residence that hosted the famous Italian inventor Leonardo Da Vinci when he was working for the French court.
  • Château d’Ussé, the castle of the Sleeping Beauty. Charles Perrault was inspired by this castle when he wrote his famous fairytale. 

Some words to remember before you visit wineries in Loire Valley:

  • “Vignoble” – Winery
  • “Vin” – Wine
  • “Vignoble” – Vineyard
  • “Vigne” – Vine
  • “Dégustation de vins” – Wine tasting
  • “Cave à vins” – Wine cellar
  • “Vin rouge” – Red wine
  • “Vin blanc – White wine
  • “Vin rosé” – Rosé wine

If you want to say cheers in France, you definitely need to take some language classes.

Depending on the context, you can say “À ta santé! or “À la tienne!” if you are cheering with only one person. In case you are with a group of people, you can say  “A votre santé!” or if you would like to offer a toast, start your sentence with “À la santé de…!”

Top 10 Q&As About Wine Tastings and Tours in Loire Valley

A guide to help you out with answers to the most frequently asked questions about Loire Valley and experiences related to wine tasting and tours.

During a visit at a winery in Loire Valley for a wine tasting and tour experience you can expect to both taste wines and experience the landscape of Loire Valley. Different wineries in Loire Valley offer different types of setups for the tasting and tours but most experiences take at least 1 hour. For each wine tasting and tour experience for Loire Valley presented on our website, you will see a bullet point list of what you can expect to experience.

These are the places we recommend for exclusive and premium wine tastings and tours in Loire Valley:

Use our interactive Loire Valley map to browse wine tastings and tours close to Nantes, Angers or Tours.

Are you interested in reading more about Loire Valley? Read our travel guide to Loire Valley wine region, or visit our selection of the very best wineries in Loire Valley that you can visit during your stay.