Food and wines

For the palate, there are numerous discoveries to be made. We have made here a selection, but have by no means seen every thing on offer ...

Wines

We enjoy most wines but on your visit to this region we would recommend that you taste the following kinds:

  • Jasnière: a dry white wine which makes a superb aperitif.
  • Côteaux du Vendômois : a “grey” rose perfect for summer evenings
  • Vouvray : delicious as a sparkling or non sparkling white
  • Montlouis : similar to the Vouvray but benefits from growing south of the Loire.

Further to the west (about 45 minutes) visits of the acclaimed red vineyards of Chinon and Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, separated by a bridge over the Loire can be made. These vineyards are on the doorstep to the Anjou ...

Cheeses

As a good cheese is often the best compagnon of wine, you are in the region of goat’s cheese in its’ various forms; fresh, dry, peppered and with garlic. Every Wednesday and Saturday the local producers display their wares at the market in Montoir and they will share their passion and produce with you. You are sure not to be disappointed.

Meats

You are in the country of “Rillette” and “Andouillette” best tasted with Vouvray wine. What more is there to say?