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Experience the French countryside and enjoy Loire Valley Wines with our Loire Wine Tours. Now in our 11th year and with a wealth of knowledge in Loire wines and their producers Micaela and Sue are your hosts at La Grande Maison for a unique wine holiday.
We collect you from Saumur station and transfer you to La Grande Maison in the heart of the vines. It won’t be long after arrival that you are sitting in the vineyards and sipping your first glass of cremant.
Once you have settled in you will have chance to go walking in the vines or even go for a bike ride before dinner.
On the first the evening we serve you a delicious Wine Sampling Supper either in the gardens or the main hall. The home cooked meal with ingredients direct from our own organic potager is accompanied with a Loire wine with each course, whilst we informally introduce you to the wine styles, grapes and terroir of the region.
Accommodation is available in one of our four well appointed bedrooms all with private en-suite shower or bathroom and wc. A delicious continental breakfast is offered with freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh coffee or tea, croissants and baguettes all collected daily from the boulangerie.
After a yummy breakfast we head off the next day into the Saumur /Saumur Champigny / Saumur Le Puy Notre Dame / Anjou Regions where we will have the opportunity during the day to visit 2-3 wineries, sample the wines, tour the caves and buy wines at cellar door prices. There is a picnic lunch en-route either in the vineyards or on the banks of the beautiful Loire River. Our longer tours include visits to Chinon, Bourgeuil, St Nicolas de Bourgeuil, Savennieres, Vourvray and Montlouis. We can even customise tours to your own request including specific wineries or appellations in the area. Please ask when you make your booking.
The area is so rich in history and culture that we always throw in a little sight seeing along the way too. We delve a little deeper to discover hidden treasures, unique and unusual finds off the regular tourist trail. Back at La Grande Maison you will greeted with tea/coffee and biscuits in the stunning gardens and have time to relax before being taken to a local restaurant in the evening or returned direct to Angers station if only staying one night. A not to be missed exclusive tour of the private caves and tunnels at La Grande Maison is also included. SO EASY!
"The wine tasting dinners were absolutely fantastic and Micaela's knowledge of the wines and their history at dinner was exceptional. Sue's knowledge of the wineries during the tours was equally impressive."
Park & Tour Scheme
Most of our wine tour guests enjoy making the best of the fantastic wine bargains that are available in the area. So travelling from the UK or Europe have you thought about bringing your own car? You can safely leave your car at La Grande Maison during your stay and let us take you on the wine tour? We transport the wine back to La Grande Maison for you from the wineries and store it for you during your stay. All you have to do is then drive it home! Most of our return guests come back second time round in the car so that they can transport more wine home! We are happy to make this service available to you when joining a Wine Tour.
Our aim is to offer as much flexibility as possible to our wine tour visitors. We don't have a restrictive pre-planned schedule of dates that you have to fit. We meet YOUR needs. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the length of the wine tour you would like to take, the number of people you want to come and your requested dates. If we have availability we will then schedule the wine tour just for you. Groups of two to eight persons catered for.