The wine vintage odyssey
2008, 1990, 1971… all dates recognised by oenophiles as exceptional Loire Valley vintages and they will ring a bell for History lovers as years of major historical events. As for the Caves Ambacia, it meets both interests.
Amboise and its treasures
Amboise is undoubtedly full of surprises with 3 magnificent chateaux (the royal chateau of Amboise, the Clos Lucé chateau, the Royal estate of Chateau Gaillard), a beautiful aquarium, the art of glassware, the Loire by bike, the pedestrian GR3 path, canoe-kayaking…
The tourist attractions are already rich and varied without adding the famous Caves Ambacia (Duhard cellars) which makes for an amazing place to visit.
In 1874, in parallel with its wine barrels production, the Duhard family began selling wines. At the same time, they started a collection of old vintages, which has become a very popular tourist attraction at the beginning of the 21st century. Moreover, history may remember that in 2021, the Bistrot l’Oppidum was added to the activities of the place.
Discover the wine vintage odyssey at the Duhard wine cellars
The visit of the cellars starts by a wonderful experience of the senses. You will be immersed in the world of wine as you listen to the noises of the vineyards, and taste and try to identify the different aromas. Then, the time comes when you connect to the past. As you taste a 1989 wine, you travel straight back to the year the Berlin wall collapsed. 20 years earlier, as a charming vintage sprouted in Vouvray, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon.
As it is expected, you will taste 3 wines including an old vintage. Time will be devoted to analyzing the wine colour, its smells and aromas (the first and second nose) and of course its taste.You will think back at the events which happened when the grapes absorbed a maximum of sunshine and undoubtedly a little bit of history.
Caves Ambacia (Duhard Cellars) – The wine vintage odyssey
56 rue du rocher des violettes, 37 400 Amboise
+ 033 (0)2 47 57 20 77