OUR LOIRE WINE TOURS
Relax and be guided through the vineyards of the Loire Valley on our Loire Wine Tours, taste wines and enjoy our scrumptious picnic lunch. A wine vacation with a difference. These are personal tours, many of the wine producers and their families are our good friends and you'll have the opportunity to share the results of their hard work and vast experience with them. We start in the vines, lead you to wineries with excellent reputations and taste the wide variety of wine styles that the Loire valley vineyards offer.
Sit back and relax, we drive, we translate, we share our knowledge so you can enjoy to your hearts content!
"Exceptionally relaxing and enjoyable but we also managed to learn a great deal about wines. Sue and Micaela have opened up their dream home for you to stay in, and you really do get an insight into the lives and history of the people of this region, but with extremely good levels of luxury and hospitality."
Micaela and Sue were captivated by La Grande Maison in 2003, immediately knowing it was the right home to welcome and share with wine loving guests. This former wine estate is in a unique position, completely surrounded by the Loire Valley vineyards of Saumur with a rich history dating back to at least the 14th century. We have been introducing guests to Loire wines and winemakers ever since, sharing our knowledge, and experiences along the way. Both of us have professional backgrounds in wine and hospitality, having worked in wineries, wine education and hotel management prior to this adventure. You'll be sure of a warm welcome, delicious wines, freshly prepared local food, extremely comfy rooms and service beyond your dreams!
"This is a magical place with fine dining, outstanding comfort and generous hosts."
FOOD & WINE TASTING
Included in our wine tour package is the opportunity to experience the dining at La Grande Maison. You will enjoy our unique Wine Sampling Supper on the first evening of your arrival, an ideal opportunity to sample a selection of local wines during your stay in the Loire Valley.
The Wine Tasting Dinner is a freshly homecooked 4 course supper which includes delicious Loire AOC wines served with each course, an apero, coffee/tea and a digestif. All produce is locally sourced and seasonal some from our own organic potager. For those interested in tasting local wines the Wine Sampling Supper is an evening not to miss when you can be sure to sample some of the delicious wines of the region many of them organic and biodynamic too!
"Micaela and Sue cooked supper for all the guests on the Sunday night which was excellent and included matched wines for each course. At the end of the evening it was lovely to be able to sit in the 'pigeonniere' with a bottle of wine and watch the view and wildlife."