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.

Loire Valley

The Loire Valley wine region

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 appellation including such famous ones […]

Loire Valley

Pascal Simonutti

Pascal Simonutti makes amazing wines using grapes from his 3 hectares of vines near the village of Mesland which lies east of the Loire Valley city of Tours and north of the Loire River. Here he tends vines of Pineau d’Aunis, Sauvignon Blanc and Gamay.

Loire Valley

La Paonnerie

Agnes and Jacques from la Paonnerie which is in the Loire Valley near the town of Ancenis are passionate about producing wines without the addition of sulphur to ensure that the wines retain their life and their vibrancy.

Loire Valley

Hervé Villemade

Hervé Villemade’s estate can be found quite close to the village of Cellettes which is north east of the city of Tours in the Loire Valley. Here Hervé and his sister Isabelle produce exciting natural wines from a variety of grapes including Pinot Noir, Gamay, Malbec (called Côt in the […]