The wines of the Val de Loire are amongst the best known and respected in the world.
Which self-respecting wine lover has not at some time sampled the delights of a bottle of Vouvray or Chinon?
There are several routes you can take through the Loire valley amidst stunning countryside if you are interested in visiting the various vineyards.
In particular, in the Vallée de Coquette around Vouvray there is a concentration of some thirty different viticultures, all offering a free tasting for visitors to their establishments. This is indeed a fascinating afternoon's pleasure and we will recommend our favourites, which include our neighbour who has the wine museum at Chateau Moncontour, for a personal welcome.