Afternoon Wine Tour to Chinon

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Key Details
5 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
What You'll Do
  • Tasting class.
  • Visits and tastings.
  • Aperitif with Chinon wines and local delicacies.
  • Friendly and professional local guide.
  • Semi private tour in English and French (8 people max).
  • Transportation by minivan.
Explore the Chinon wine route and its vineyards, full of tradition and passion!
What to Expect
Explore the Chinon wine route and its vineyards, full of tradition and passion. Visit 2 superb estates, admire the wonderful vineyard landscapes and learn how to taste these elegant wines produced from the most well-known terroir of the Val de Loire area. Don't forget to visit the medieval city of Chinon and its perfectly-preserved fortress.
2.00 pm: Start at the Tourist Office in Tours and get into the minivan in the direction of Chinon. Discover this beautiful wine area full of passion-driven winegrowers.
Meet a genuine French winemaker in a charming family-run estate! Visit the traditional vat room and the cellars, where hundreds of wooden barrels are lined up. During this visit, you will improve your regarding wine-making, and of course wine-tasting! The terroir of this wine area allows the production of elegant and fruity red and white wines.
It is now time for a wine-tasting workshop. Get to know and understand better the diversity of Loire wines thanks to the sommelier, and become a wine-expert in 45 minutes!
Intense color, oaky aromas, strong tannins -  throughout this workshop, you'll learn about the different steps of wine-tasting, and train your nose to identify many wine aromas. Benefit from the  tips and tricks and taste like a pro! This workshop ends with a thorough tasting of different Loire appellations: Chinon, Vouvray, Bourgeuil, Montlouis, Saumur ... After all this, the Loire wine-area will have no secrets for you!
A stroll into the past: Enjoy a nice walk in Chinon and discover this City of Art and History, an official title delivered by the French Ministry of Culture. In the company of your local expert, visit the charming heart of the city with its historical half-timbered houses and private mansions. Under Chinon Castle, explore one of the underground caves that was dug from the 10th-12th century, in order to extract the famous stone used to build all the monuments of the region. Needless to say, these long galleries are ideal to store wine. Before saying goodbye, share an aperitif made of local products like cheese, rillettes and fresh bread -  the perfect match to Chinon wines!
7.00 pm:  Back to the tourist office in Tours.
What's Included
  • 5-hour tour
  • Chateaux entrance fees
  • Transportation in minivan
  • Small group tour
  • Languages: EN/FR
  • Aperitif with local delicacies
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Tips and gratuities
Meeting Point

Tours Tourism Office

What to Remember
• Up to 7 days before tour = 100% refund
• Less than 7 days before tour = 50% refund
• Less than 48 hours before tour = no refund
Our promise to you
  • Speedy booking and reserved spots
  • No-hassle best price guarantee
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