The Loire Valley Vineyard's first off-road wine tour is brought to you this year by La Grande Maison. Discover the vineyards & hidden wineries of the Loire region with an experienced bi-lingual wine guide in our 4x4 Land Rover Defender.
We go off-road and onto the trails and tracks through the vines. Along the way we discover the viticulture of the area, learn about grape varieties and the difference between organic, biodynamic and natural wines.
We stop off at some of the best wineries, meet the winemakers and taste the wines. There is even an opportunity to buy the wines at cellar door prices.
Ready for lunch and we simply pull over and set up our legendary vineyard picnic in the vines, a cork screw always on hand to open a chilled bottle of Saumur Blanc or Saumur Champigny.
We offer 2 options for this tour.
Wild Vines Wine Safari
Wild Vines Wine & Boat Safari
The Wild Vines Wine Safari includes a full days wine
tasting and off road wine touring in the vineyards around Saumur - Le
Puy Notre Dame, stopping off to visit 2-3 wineries during the day.
The Wild Vines Wine and Boat Safari incorporates a 1/2 day off road wine tour, vineyard picnic and then a fabulous sail on the Loire aboard a traditional wooden boat in the afternoon.
What is included in the Wild Vines Safari Packages?
WILD VINES WINE SAFARI - 440 euros per person (based on 2 persons sharing)
WILD VINES WINE & BOAT SAFARI - 495 euros per person (based on 2 persons sharing)
What’s included in this package:
Collection to/from SAUMUR or ANGERS STATION*
Welcome drink on arrival
2 nights accommodation at La Grande Maison
1 Wine Tasting Supper at La Grande Maison
2 Breakfasts at La Grande Maison
1 Picnics in the vineyard or on the banks of the river Loire
Transportation off road in a 4x4 Land Rover Defender
Qualified wine guide and translations
A one day visit to 2-3 local Saumur - Le Puy Notre Dame wine producers (or if on the boat option 1 winery visit and 1 afternoon sail on the Loire)
Tastings of local white, red, rose and sparkling wines
Details of Domaines to be visited and meet the winemaker
Helpful descriptions and notes
Wine Tasting note book and pencil
Bottled water to take on the tour
Opportunity to buy wines at vineyard prices
Transportation of wines bought to La Grande Maison
Translation and explanations by guide whenever necessary
Lifts to and from local restaurants of choice on 2nd evening
Tea or coffee in the gardens on return from your tour
Tour of the wine caves and tunnels at La Grande Maison
*Collection can also be arranged from Tours, Poitiers or Nantes airports please ask for prices
To reserve this wine tour please email us quoting either Wild Vines Wine Safari or Wild Vines Wine & Boat Safari - firstname.lastname@example.org