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The Loire Valley is France’s most diverse wine region, producing exemplary wines in every style. Anjou, Bonnezeaux, Bourgueil, Cheverny, Chinon, Montlouis, Saint-Nicolas de Bourgueil…
We suggest you these visits
Chinon – Domaine Couly – 45 minutes drive from hotel Chateau d’Artigny
Pierre and Bertrand Couly work around 20 hectares in the Chinon appellation. They are from a long line of wine producers going back to the 15th century. Visits from 1h to 3h long and wine tasting
Visit the domain
Vouvray – Maison Brédif – 30min from hotel Chateau d’Artigny
Vouvray wines are produced from a single grape variety: the Pineau de la Loire also known as Chenin blanc. Cellar tour available in english
Visit Maison Brédif
Château du Petit Thouars 20 minutes drive from hotel Chateau d’Artigny
A tour of our Cabernet Franc and Chenin blanc vines and terroir, leading to a visit of the cellar, where the wines are aged in French oak casks, followed by a wine tasting in the historic tasting room and then a picnic lunch full of local products accompanied by award-winning wines
But we also suggest you to taste the local cheese directly on the producer’s farm or at our restaurant !
Six cheeses of the Loire Valley have the protected AOC status. They go quite well with local wines, and all of them are goat cheeses.
Valencay, Sainte Maure de Touraine, Crotin de Chavignol, Chabichou, Selles sur Cher, Pouligny Saint Pierre – name of the villages.
The nearest village is :
Saint Maure de Touraine – 25 km from the Chateau d’Artigny
Regarding cheeses, the star is the ‘Sainte Maure de Touraine’, a goat cheese to taste with a ‘fouace rabelaisienne’, a small brioche baked with honey and spices.