With so many wonderful locations to choose from, it can be easy to feel not only spoilt for choice when it comes to wine tours to straight up overwhelmed by your options! Never fear, as the team at The Wine Show and our new partners Winerist are here to take the guesswork out of your holiday options, and that starts with a humble suggestion: Loire Valley.
Nestled in Central France, Loire Valley may seem an obvious suggestion for a wine tour, but predictability does nothing to dampen the charm of this gorgeous area. Known as The Garden of France, the valley is well known not just for its exquisite wines but its picture-perfect scenery and rich heritage.
Bursting with history, Loire Valley is the perfect choice for anyone with an interest in history, whether your preference lies with WWII, the French monarchy, renaissance architecture or famous personalities such as Da Vinci and Joan of Arc.
And it’s not just the history that’s rich – quality soil results in crisp, fruity flavours that delight wine-lovers all over the world, and can be enjoyed with picnic foods amidst the lush scenery or with gourmet lunches at breathtaking chateaux – the choice is yours!
Travel is simple, with two international airports in the area and excellent rail links to Paris. In fact, for some packages, you don’t even need to take time off, and can instead break up the humdrum of daily life by experiencing a half day tour at the weekend! And once you arrive, you can soak in the gallic charm but foot, bicycle, or even railway.
The views – and wine! – may take you to new heights but the expert guides will keep your feet firmly planted on the ground as they impart local history, wine trivia and tips to help you taste like a pro.