Picnic in the Vines - A Unique Loire Wine Experience
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Overview

Make your own way to Château du Petit Thouars, a short drive from Chinon, where you’ll be greeted by your hosts and whisked on a guided tour of the family-run château.

Learn the secrets of winemaking in the Loire Valley and the importance of ‘terroir’ as you stroll through the château vineyards and peek behind-the-scenes of the historic winery, which has been owned by the du Petit Thouars family since 1634. After seeing the aging cellars where the wines are aged in French oak casks, head to the tasting room to sample the winery’s fine Cabernet Franc and Chenin blanc wines.

After sampling the wines, you’ll have a chance to select a bottle of your favorite to accompany your lunch. You’ll then be left to enjoy your romantic picnic lunch, looking out over the château, the ancient dovecote, and the rolling vineyards.

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Château du Petit Thouars - Loire Valley Wines

Experience

Highlights

  • Learn the secrets of Loire Valley wine during a guided winery tour and wine tasting
  • Enjoy a romantic picnic lunch overlooking the vineyards (vegetarian options included)
  • Select a bottle of your favorite wine to accompany your lunch
  • Choice of departure times throughout the day
  • Itinerary

    • Chateau du Petit Thouars

      Discover the unique history of the Château du Petit Thouars, a family-owned castle built in 1423 by the Dukes of Thouars. Owned by the Aubert du Petit Thouars family since 1636, the castle has been passed from father-to-son in a direct line, with a vineyard in existence on the property for hundreds of years.

      Visitors will visit Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc vines and learn about vineyard practices in the Chinon appellation.

      A leisurely stroll will take you to our troglodyte caves where our wines are vinified and aged on-site. You will be walked through French wine vinification practices.

      Returning to the château you will taste our range of wines.

      After the tasting you will be brought to a special location on the estate to enjoy your private countryside lunch (salads, cheeses, deli meats, and a special local dessert: the winemaker's tart) on a beautifully dressed table with a bottle of wine to enjoy.

      3 hours
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    Location

    Address

    108 Château du Petit Thouars, 37500 Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne, France

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    Inclusions

    • Bottled water
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Wine tasting
    • Lunch

    Additional Information

    • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

    Guide Languages

    • English

    • Spanish

    • French

    Cancellation Policy

    • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

    • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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