In the Loire Valley, a region listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the winemakers of AOC Vouvray have revealed the very best in the Chenin Blanc grape variety.
Allow yourself to be seduced by the freshness of the white wines of Vouvray and discover an exceptional terroir.
The Loire – the longest river in France and the last wild river in Europe – is the gateway to the vineyards. It shapes the landscape and invites you to venture up the hills where the vines are planted. The vineyard overlooks this majestic river which, for centuries, was a busy means of transportation for wines, that travelled up and down the river on traditional wooden boats called ‘gabares’. The Loire also naturally regulates the local climate and temperatures, its moderating effect being conveyed to the vineyards thanks to the numerous valleys that shape the hillsides.
One of the unique things about the Vouvray appellation is that the wines are made using one single grape variety: Chenin Blanc, sometimes locally called Pineau de la Loire, is an emblematic grape variety of the Loire Valley. In Vouvray wines, it expresses itself with remarkable balance and an array of aromas which allow the vinemakers to produce dry, medium dry, sweet and sparkling wines.
The aromatic diversity of Vouvray wines allows them to be paired with a wide range of foods: a platter of seafood, French cheeses or a spicy Thai chicken curry will all come into their own when paired with one of our wines. We suggest that you try them!
Limiting the richness of Vouvray to the aromatic diversity of its wines would be far too simplistic. Vouvray has a lot of experiences to offer: beautiful gardens to visit, cosy nights in troglodyte dwellings, bike rides along the river… The possibilities are endless. While food lovers will treat their taste buds, the most daring will hop aboard a traditional wooden boat for a trip down River Loire, just as Vouvray wines were transported in days gone by. During your trip you may even let yourself be tossed by the winds in AOC Vouvray’s hot air balloon to discover our thousand-year-old terroir from high above.