Private Wine Tours

Daily 9:30 – 12:30 am and 02:00 – 5:00 pm

Daily 09:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 17:00 hrs

Wine Tastings

All year round a variety of regional wine tastings

GREAT WINE EXPERIENCES

In the heart of France, just 2 hours south of Paris, are some of the most famous white wine regions. Where the river Loire crosses the Centre-Loire valley you will find on the adjacent hills the vineyards of the Sancerre and Pouilly Fume. Sancerre Wine Tours invites you to discover these wine regions and their surroundings. We organize private wine tours from 3 hours to a full day, some of them with a picnic! You can join us, in a friendly and intimate atmosphere, to deepen your knowledge of and share our passion and enthusiasm for wine .

3 HRS PRIVATE WINE TOUR

This 3 hours private wine tour usually consist of the following elements:

  • Discovery of the vineyard’s landscapes, soils, grape varieties.
  • Visit of a winery and wine tasting of the different wines of the domain.
  • Goat cheese tasting.

4,5 HRS PRIVATE WINE TOUR

This 4,5 hours private wine tour with picnic usually consist of the following elements:

  • Discovery of the vineyard’s landscapes, soils, grape varieties.
  • A picnic in the vineyards
    • we will taste some regional wines
    • we will have some food prepared with local delicacies like for example the “crottin de Chavignol“, Jambon de Sancerre etc.
    • on the side fruit, salads, bread and water
  • Visit of a winery and wine tasting of the different wines of the domain.

FULL DAY PRIVATE WINE TOUR

This 6 hours private wine tour with picnic usually consist of the following elements:

  • Discovery of the vineyard’s landscapes, soils, grape varieties.
  • Visit of two or three wineries and wine tasting of the different wines of the domain.
  • Visit of a goat cheese farm with explanations about the process of making it and tasting of different matured goat cheeses.
  • You have the choice of the following regions: Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé or the combinations Pouilly-Fumé and Coteaux du Giennois or Sancerre and Menetou Salon.

Customized Private Wine Tours

Our customized private wine tours are custom-tailored to meet your needs. You will have a dedicated vehicle with an experienced tour guide. We will take you to smaller vineyards off the beaten track, where you will receive personal attention and have a chance to really enjoy the taste of the best Sancerre and Pouilly Fume wines. However, since this is a private tour, it can be modified and customized based on your preferences. Cheers!

WHY CHOOSE SANCERRE WINE TOURS?

Sancerre Wine Tours  offers you private wine tours of 3 hours with or without a picnic. Our partner Vinitour organizes wine tours lasting from 1.5 hours up to one day. All our tours are in the heart of Centre-Loire vineyards (departments of Cher, Nièvre, Loiret and Indre).

You will be accompanied by an expert wine tourism guide (WSET accredited) who can answer your questions and take you on tours in the vineyards. Our tours are in English or Dutch for 2 persons only. Our partner’s tours are in French or English and you are welcome with between 2 and 8 persons.

QUALIFIED STAFF

Bart MEIJER, WSET accredited, a knowledgeable wine-enthusiast, will do the private tours.Laure JUVET, partner of Sancerre Wine Tours, graduate of “DUAD” from the Oenology School of Bordeaux I and WSET 3 accredited, will be your wine guide on other tours.

GREAT ESTATES

Sancerre Wine Tours and Vinitour are working together with some of the greatest wine-growers in the Sancerre and the Pouilly Fumee.  On request we can also visit the vineyards of Menetou-Salon, Coteaux du Giennois and others in the region.

COMFORTABLE TRAVEL

Sancerre Private Wine Tours excursions take place in comfortable air-conditioned sedan. For greater groups Vinitour uses a mini-van with a maximum seating of 8 guests.

DAILY EXCURSIONS

Our normal departure times are at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm for the 3 hour visits. For the 4,5 hours tour with picnic our departure time is 1:00 pm only. For departure times of Vinitour see their website.

INTIMATE WINE TASTINGS

Would you like to discover the world of wine, wines from different appellations of France or local wines?  Sancerre Wine Tours and Vinitour’s organizes both local- and regional wine tasting workshops of about 2 hours throughout the year.

GREAT EXCURSIONS

Sancerre Wine Tours will tell you all about

  • growing grapes,
  • making wine,
  • the grape varieties used in the region,
  • storage of wines,
  • paring wine and food.

WINE TASTINGS

Would you like to discover the world of wine, wines from different appellations of France or local wines, our partner Vinitour will introduce you to the secrets of wine through the tasting workshops held throughout the year.