1-Day Sancerre & Pouilly-Fume Wine Tour & Tasting

Our one-day Sancerre wine tour is the perfect one-day excursion for guests staying in Paris and who are looking for a full day in the heart of the French countryside where they can experience the charm and beauty of rural France, drink their favourite wines and meet the local people.

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6
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Overview of Our 1 day Sancerre Wine Tour

Our one-day Sancerre wine tour is the perfect excursion for guests who are looking for a full-day in the heart of the French countryside where they can experience the charm and beauty of rural France, learn about and drink their favourite wines and meet the local people. These tours really are the perfect introduction to the world-class Sauvignon blanc wines of the Central Loire Valley as they focus on the vineyards either side of the river Loire roughly 200km south-west of Paris. Here the predominantly limestone soils and semi-continental climate make this home to some of the finest Sauvignon blanc wines in the world, with household names such as Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé being the best known. However you will also discover some rare wines from more recently created appellations such as the Coteaux du Giennois or Menetou Salon where a handful of wine-growers produce delightful, excellent value-for-money Sauvignon blanc wines.

And red wine lovers, please do not despair, as the region also produces some great pinots, especially from around Sancerre where some 20% of the production is still dedicated to cultivating this varietal.

The great river Loire is omnipresent here and its proximity to Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire not only provided an important route for the transportation of the region's wines, it also creates a micro-climate favorable for the production of great wines.

During your Sancerre wine tour with us you will learn, amongst many other things, all about the history of winemaking in the Sancerre and Pouilly sur Loire appellations, the essential role played by the medieval monastic orders in developing the vineyards and perfecting wine growing techniques. Throughout the day with us you will also find out about the influence of soil composition in the development of aromas and style of wine and the different “terroirs” that produce the diversity of styles of Sauvignon blanc wines. It will also be your opportunity to gain insights into vineyard techniques such as canopy management and pruning as well as the fascinating subject of organic, biodynamic and natural wine-making techniques which are gaining favour with producers and consumers alike.

And of course, we offer a very unique service as we can assist in organising the shipment of your favourite wines from the vineyard to your very doorstep !

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3/4 tastings per day
3/4 tastings per day
Documentation
Documentation
Pick up & Drop Off / Private Driver
Pick up & Drop Off / Private Driver
Local vineyards
Local vineyards
Wine making techniques & history
Wine making techniques & history

Pick up and drop off

Details will be discussed with clients. Please enquire for train schedules.

Meals

These are not included in our price. We select local restaurants and bistros where guests can sample some of the delicious local specialities.

Accommodation

This is not included in price. We will send you our selection of great places to stay so you can choose your own lodgings
Portrait of Nick Borland, wine tour guide

About Nick

My professional experience in wine and tourism has been long and varied and has included, amongst others, working as a wine buyer and sommelier for boutique hotels, putting together wine lists for restaurants, a specialised wine tour guide for luxury hotel barges, a « wine hunter » for Scandinavian importers as well as organising and conducting wine-tastings to Wine Societies in the UK, Germany and Holland. I have also completed my WSET Level 3 and and obtained a certificate in Advanced Tasting Techniques from the Wine University in Suze-la-Rousse". I love sharing my knowledge of wine and spirits with people interested in the topics. I have a passion for how wine is made, from the methods used to the history of the grapes. If you would like to learn more about wine, join me in my Facebook group by signing up below to using the form. I talk about wines, answer all the questions you may have about it growing techniques, history, and even organise webinars for the group members where I talk about wine in a bit more detail. Hope to welcome you there soon!
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