The cellars of Loire vineyards and their warm welcome

Château Gaudrelle wine estate, near Vouvray Touraine Loire Valley, France. The cellars of Loire vineyards and their warm welcome © Château Gaudrelle

Published on 20/02/2017

Château Gaudrelle, Plou et FilsChâteau de l’Aulée, Les Caves du Père Auguste, Monplaisir cellar, Paradis vineyards and Charles Pain.: in January, these seven cellar attractions in Touraine were all rewarded for the warm welcome they offer tourists!

A network of Loire vineyards open to tourists

While lovers of great architecture particularly appreciate the Loire Valley and the Loire chateaux, the quality and diversity of the Loire wine appellations appeal to lovers of fine wine.

To help visitors explore the Loire vineyards, a network of 350 cellars await tourists throughout the Loire Valley, including c.100 in Touraine (spread across the AOC’s of Bourgueil, Chinon, Montlouis-sur-Loire, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Touraine and Vouvray). What do they all have in common? Every cellar makes the following commitments:

  • to improve access to the domain by setting appropriate opening hours and clear signposting;
  • to guarantee you a personal welcome and a free wine tasting with a commentary;
  • to give you the opportunity to buy bottles by the unit.


Chai Pierre et Bertrand Couly. Chinon.

A warm welcome in our cellars

Every year, one-third of all cellars open to tourists are audited, in order to ensure they are giving visitors a high-quality reception. This is a chance to shine a spotlight on the wine estates that go the extra mile in order to ensure you have an enjoyable time. As well as wine-tasting, some offer complete tours of the wine estate for example (at a very reasonable price), to show visitors all the steps of the wine production process, where France’s expertise is recognised all over the world.

Cellars of excellence in Touraine

2015: La JarnoterieLe Clos de l'EpinayCave des producteurs de VouvrayWilfrid RousseBaudry-DutourChâteau de la GrilleLa Noblaie and Marc Plouzeau.

2014: Pierre et Bertrand CoulyDomaine de NoiréMarc BrédifGrandes caves Saint-Roch (Blanc Foussy)Cave des Producteurs de Montlouis-sur-Loire

Your holidays in Loire Valley

Find all the information you need on the Touraine Tourism board website: accommodationLoire Valley castlesLoire bike tourswine tasting toursToursAmboiseChinonLoches...

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