Amazing vineyard visits at La Jarnoterie
Even though Touraine is mostly known for the Loire valley chateaux, be aware that it is also surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes. In addition, you will discover breath-taking views of extensive vineyards on hillsides and to mention the unexpected treasure underground.
By Aude Journot / Pictures: Vignoble de la Jarnoterie and Céline Béron (Touraine Nature Tourist office)
The Jarnoterie vineyards
You are invited to discover the surprising legacy of the “Jarnoterie” vineyards, an estate of 25 hectares of land, owned by the same family for five generations, since 1893.
The present owners, Carine and her husband Didier Rezé are passionate wine makers who have kept the tradition of this centennial know-how alive as they wish the world to discover the unique flavours this territory has to offer. Visitors are welcome to come all year to the “Jarnoterie” estate, known as “a cave d’excellence” for wine tasting.
A tour, not to be missed
Every Friday at 10h15, from April to August, you are invited to attend a very special and amazing tour. A promise for an unexpected and unforgettable experience!
Carine and Eglantine will take you underground, 25 meters underneath the vineyards, to discover an extraordinary thousand year old cellar dug into the rock.
The visit takes place inside the authentic wine cellar, amongst the barrels. This is the ideal place to explain the wine maker’s job, the delicacy in which the vintners grow the local “cabernet franc” vine and make the wine… Finally, Carine will run the wine tasting. You will discover the rich combination of the wine flavours.
At the end of this visit Carine and Didier’s passion for wine strikingly obvious!