France: Loire Valley

Central Vineyards of the Loire

The wines of Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé and their neighbours
By Jim Budd

This Guide was last updated on 23 April 2011
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Itineraries

One Day Ideal Itinerary

MORNING
Sancerre
Visit La Maison des Sancerre
Drive to Chavignol. Pick up selections of crottins at Dubois-Boulay for a picnic or reserve lunch at Le Côte des Monts Damnés
Visit Henri Bourgeois in Chavignol.

AFTERNOON
Pouilly-Fumé
Visit 1: Château de Tracy, Tracy
Visit 2: Michel Redde, Saint Andelain
Dinner at Le Tour in Sancerre
Overnight at Les Logis du Grillon

 

Two day Ideal Itinerary

Day One:

MORNING
Visit to Bourges – Vieux Bourges including Cathedral and Palais de Jacques Coeur.
Light lunch or snack in Bourges

AFTERNOON
Visit 1: Cave Romane de Brinay,  Quincy
Visit 2: Claude Lafond, Reuilly
Dinner and overnight: Auberge de la Cognette

Day Two:

MORNING
Drive to Sancerre
Visit La Maison des Sancerre
Visit Vacheron
Lunch at La Taverne du Connétable (just off the main square in Sancerre, ideal for a quick snack. Tel: 02 48 54 29 23)

AFTERNOON
Pouilly-Fumé
Visit 1: Masson-Blondelet
Visit 2:  Château de Tracy
Dinner: La Côte des Monts Damnés
Overnight: La Chancelière, Saint Satur


 

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