Discover wines and vineyards of the Loire Valley
Why travel to France if not to taste delicious regional wines ? The Atlantic Coast is known for its tasteful wines, thanks to the richness of the soil and climate.
A little bit about the regional wines of the Loire Valley
The Atlantic Coast is an area of France that offers a diversity of experience to discover, learn and taste red, white and rosé wines in vineyards and wine cellars. Around Saint Jean de Monts, you have the chance to explore many vineyards and wineries to expand your knowledge about French wines.
In the North of Saint Jean de Monts, there is the region Loire Valley which takes part in the Unesco heritage thanks to (among other factors) the land and its production of wines. The River the Loire Valley is a famous area of France that allows vineyards to grow and produce tasteful wines.
The Vendée region is divided into five terroirs, each corresponding to a type of regional wine called Fiefs Vendéens. The cities of Brem-sur-mer, Chantonnay, Mareuil, Vix and Pissotte are spread across the region and will, each, offer you a unique experience. The Fiefs Vendéens are made up of 15 winegrowers who produce AOC rosé, red and white wine.
Now that you understand the importance of wine around the Loire Valley and in Vendée, we would love to suggest our selection of activities, domains, vineyards and wine cellars around Saint Jean de Monts to offer you a unique and local experience of the Atlantic Coast’s wines.
Visits of wineries and vineyards of the Atlantic Coast
The “Nantes Winetour” will take you for a tour in the vineyards of Loire Valley for a full day. Taste several wines in the vineyards and enjoy a wine tour in vineyards and in the winery.
The castle “Château la Cassemichère” near Nantes welcomes you all year long to discover the story of the castle, the grape production methods and more with guided tours and wine tasting.
La cave des vignerons is a wine cellar where you can enjoy wine, local products and visit vineyards. This wine cellar, located in Brem-sur-mer, is awarded by the region with the label Welcome which certifies a welcome and high quality services in English.
The vineyard Mercier in Vix offers themed visits. Choose the tour theme that you prefer and visit the vineyards with a specific topic guiding you through the vineyard. A wine professional will explain how the production of wine is made and give you the knowledge to appreciate the taste of wine.
Walks by bike or car to discover vineyards in Vendée
Discover the richness of the region by driving around Chatonnay. A specific drive called Routes des vins “Patrimoine au pays de Chantonnay” will guide you through all the important spots to explore new landscapes, monuments and learn about the regional wines.
Spend a unique day in the Mourat vineyards. The company offers you to rent a bike or an electric car to discover the vineyards. You will be given a tablet to follow the tour with your friends or family. You can also taste wines and have more explanations of the production and culture of grapes and wine.
Domains to taste wines and the traditional production
Eric and Petra are organic winegrowers and will guide you through their Domain Eric Sage to taste regional wines and visit their naturally cultivated vineyard in Brem-sur-mer. It is recommended to book a tour online.
In the domain “Domaine de la barbinière” in Chantonnay you can visit, taste and buy wine. The owners focus on organic agriculture and produce white, rosé and red wine which are AOC Fiefs Vendéens and IGP Val de Loire.
In the “Domaine de Coirier” taste some delicious AOC Fiefs Vendéens wine. The production is mainly focused on red wine but they also produce white wines and rosé. The cellar is accessible to taste and buy wine. You can also book a tour to visit the 30 hectares of vineyards.
The Domain “Laudron Chartier” offers 5 types of wine tasting and visit of vineyards depending on your likings, from a bike tour in the vineyards to a visit of their wine cellar. Workshops are also possible on reservation to create your own wine and for a blind wine tasting activity to discover 6 wines served with French cheese and charcuterie.