Loire Valley

The Loire River rises in the mountains to the south-west of Valence, travels north to around Sancerre and then turns west to spill into the Bay of Biscay near the city of Nantes.

This is a very diverse region were there are many different wine appellations including such famous ones as Sancerre, Jasnieres, Muscadet, Anjou and Coteaux du Layon among others.