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Vouvray Wine Tour half day trip from Tours

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Discover Vouvray's finest wines on a half-day small group wine tour from Tours, Loire Valley. Explore vineyards, savor exquisite tastings, and indulge in a wine-lover's paradise. Visit local wineries, taste Chenin Blanc white wines.

Highlights

  • Experience Loire Valley's scenic beauty.
  • Explore picturesque Vouvray vineyards.
  • Taste exquisite Chenin Blanc wines.
  • Meet passionate winemakers.
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Indulge in a half-day wine adventure as you depart from the charming town of Tours, your gateway to the enchanting Vouvray wine region. Your journey begins with a convenient pick-up from a centrally located meeting point in Tours, ensuring a seamless start to your exploration of this renowned wine destination. Meet your guide in front of the Tours Tourism Office, located close to the train station.On ...

Indulge in a half-day wine adventure as you depart from the charming town of Tours, your gateway to the enchanting Vouvray wine region.

Your journey begins with a convenient pick-up from a centrally located meeting point in Tours, ensuring a seamless start to your exploration of this renowned wine destination. Meet your guide in front of the Tours Tourism Office, located close to the train station.

On this immersive tour, you will delve into the heart of the Vouvray appellation, celebrated for its exquisite Chenin Blanc wines. Throughout your excursion, you'll be guided by a knowledgeable and English-speaking local guide, a true expert in Loire Valley wines. Their insights will provide you with a deeper understanding of the region's rich winemaking heritage and the secrets behind Vouvray's exceptional vintages.

Vouvray Wine Region: A Quintessential Loire Valley Gem

Nestled within the picturesque Loire Valley of France, the Vouvray wine region stands as a testament to the beauty and diversity of French winemaking. This enchanting terroir, encompassing the village of Vouvray and its surrounding areas, is celebrated worldwide for its exquisite white wines primarily crafted from the noble Chenin Blanc grape variety.

Terroir and Geography:

The Vouvray vineyards are strategically situated along the northern banks of the Loire River, just east of the charming town of Tours. The region's unique terroir boasts a mosaic of soils, including limestone, clay, and flint, resulting in a dynamic range of flavors and styles in its wines. The Loire River's moderating influence on the climate ensures ideal conditions for grape cultivation, promoting the growth of healthy vines and the development of exceptional fruit.

Chenin Blanc Dominance

Chenin Blanc reigns supreme in Vouvray, contributing to the region's reputation for producing some of the world's most versatile white wines. Winemakers in Vouvray craft a wide spectrum of wine styles from this grape, ranging from bone-dry to opulently sweet.

The cool climate and diverse soils imbue these wines with a unique character, often characterized by vibrant acidity, floral aromas, and a captivating array of flavors, which can include green apple, honey, quince, and mineral undertones.

Winemaking Tradition

Vouvray boasts a rich winemaking heritage dating back centuries. Local vignerons have mastered the art of Chenin Blanc cultivation and winemaking, combining traditional methods with modern techniques to create wines that reflect the region's unique terroir. The winemaking process includes meticulous grape selection, gentle pressing, and aging in a variety of vessels, such as stainless steel, oak barrels, or even ancient underground cellars carved into the soft tuffeau limestone.

Visit 2 Vouvray wineries

On this Vouvray wine tasting tour we will take you to 2 carefully selected local wineries, where you'll have the unique opportunity to step behind the scenes of winemaking. These visits will immerse you in the art and science of crafting Vouvray wines, as you explore the vineyards and cellars. Witness the meticulous process from grape to bottle, gaining a profound appreciation for the dedication and craftsmanship that goes into each wine.

But the true highlight of your Vouvray wine tour lies in the tastings. At each winery, you'll be treated to a selection of their finest offerings. Savor the diversity of Vouvray wines, ranging from crisp and dry to lusciously sweet white wines. Vouvray is also famous for it's sparkling wines. Let your taste buds dance with the flavors of fresh fruit, floral notes, and the unique terroir of the region.

As you sip and savor, you'll have the chance to engage with passionate winemakers and hear their stories. Ask questions, learn about the nuances of Vouvray's various styles, and discover the secrets that make each winery's products so special.

This half-day wine tour promises not only a sensory delight but also a cultural and educational experience. It's the perfect opportunity to deepen your appreciation for Loire Valley wines, enjoy the picturesque landscapes of the Vouvray wine region, and create lasting memories of your journey into the heart of French winemaking excellence.

Embark on this unforgettable adventure from Tours, and let the flavors of Vouvray wines captivate your senses, guided by an expert who is passionate about sharing the magic of this renowned wine region with you.

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  • Pick up in front of Tourism office of Tours

  • Visit & Wine tasting at 1st Vouvray winery

  • Visit & Wine tasting at 2nd Vouvray winery

  • Drop off in front of Tours Tourism Office

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Ophorus Tours - Vouvray Wine Tour half day trip from Tours
Ophorus Tours - Vouvray Wine Tour half day trip from Tours

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Please note that in regards to the protection of the environment, we will no longer provide plastic bottles of water during our tours. You are kindly advised to bring your own.

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  • Vouvray Wine Tour Available From April to end of October
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • In case minimum numbers are not reached we will reschedule or refund your tour
  • Wine tour not suitable for children under 18
  • Wear good walking shoes
  • Small group Loire Valley tour, maximum 8 persons
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per person
  • Currency is in Euros

Meeting point

Tourism office 78-82 Rue Bernard Palissy 37000 Tours

Departure

We will come and pick you up at Tours tourism office.

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Included / excluded

Included

  • Pre-booking for 2 Loire Valley Wineries
  • Tasting fees
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in premium, spacious vehicles

Excluded

  • Entrance fees to monuments or attractions
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide
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