Exploring Loire Valley
Food & Wine Tours
Our food & wine tours are now open for bookings, available in May, June and September. These are small bespoke tours, highlighting some of the great food and wine areas of the Loire valley. If you would like to find out more information of upcoming dates please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with our schedule of dates. This would make an ideal birthday present or adventure for a group of friends looking to take in some of the cultural experiences of the Loire Valley, if you are a group of 8 or more please email us direct to organise.
Afternoon Arrival at La Touche, introductions, view location and accommodation. There will be plenty of time to rest and relax after the journey or take a swim before dinner. Dinner – An evening of Bourgueil & Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil AOC – Apero drinks on arrival to the bar, followed by a 4 course meal with wine paring focussing on the local region.
Enjoy a continental breakfast at La Touche before heading to the beautiful medieval town of Chinon, experience some of the beautiful wines at Chateau de la Grille with a guided tour of the grounds, vineyard and the winery followed by wine tasting. We will then head into the medieval town where you can have a look around the town at your leisure and grab some lunch. But save room for dessert as we will then visit a beautiful patisserie to have a Chinon delicacy, a crisp apple tart topped with Chinon red wine jelly topping (a local delicacy).
Finally for the afternoon we will visit one of our favourite vineyards – Anguliamme this will be a full tasting of red, white and rose Chinon wine. With fantastic views overlooking the vineyards here you can buy wine to bring back with you and we highly recommend it. Followed by a visit to Chateau de Coulaine where you will have a private tour of the working cellar as well as tasting of 5 Cuvees and a sample of some local specialities to nibble on. Return to La Touche for a relaxed evening meal and evening swim to finish off the day.
Enjoy breakfast at La Touché. Head out to Saumur and go and see the Bouvet Ladubay working caves along with a tasting of their Saumur and Crémant de Loire sparkling wines. From Bouvet, we will head along the stunning Loire River to Rocheville Estates, here you will go for lunch in their partner troglodyte restaurant along with trying 3 Cuvees from the domaine. After your meal you have an appointment at the estate for a private tour of the cellars, to finish you will have a tasting of their four prestige Cuvees from Domaine de Rocheville. Once you have finished at Rocheville we will head back to La Touché to enjoy a leisurely afternoon relaxing in your gite or to enjoy the sunshine by the Pool.
Saturday night you will be dropped in Saumur to have a walk round the old town, grab a bite to eat and enjoy your evening before being brought back to La Touché.
Head out early to visit the beautiful town of Langeais and visit its medieval market, at this point you can get produce from local vendors or choose to visit the stunning chateau. Drive back to La Touché for a final swim and to pack before heading back to the UK.
The price has been based as a per person price, the price is inclusive of the accommodation and the food/wine specified in the itinerary, plus all entrance fees for wine tastings. The price is for the exclusive use of the group to use all the onsite facilities, including the pool, bar and outside dining areas. We have 4 gites and can accommodate 7 couples with 2 couples sharing our two larger gites.
The weekend stay is arrival at La Touche on Thursday afternoon (approximately 4.00 pm check in) and departure is on Sunday afternoon. (approximately 2.00 pm). We can also provide the option to stay an extra night, the price for the additional night is £100 per couple. Exact dates to be advised.
Prices from £395 per person