Vinitour

invites you, in a friendly and intimate atmosphere, to discover the wines of the Centre-Loire region and its surroundings or to deepen your knowledge following wine tours and wine tasting workshops. Our tours are in the Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé region.

Chateau de Thauvenay

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

Crottins de Chavignol
white grapes
Sancerre vineyard view

3 hrs, 65 €/person

3 hrs classical tour

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

Sancerre / Pouilly-Fumé / Côteaux-du-Giennois / Côtes de la Charité and Menetou-Salon.

Daily at 09:30 and 14:00

Min. 2 participants

1,5 hrs, 35€/person

Express wine tour

  • Discovery of the vineyard’s landscapes, soils, grape varieties.
  • Wine tasting of a glass of the visited appellation in the vineyards.

Sancerre / Pouilly-Fumé / Côteaux-du-Giennois / Côtes de la Charité

In high season, daily at end of the day

Min. 4 participants

6 hrs, 125€/person

Full day wine tour

  • Discovery of the vineyard’s landscapes, soils, grape varieties.
  • Visit of two/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.

All the appellations and Côtes de la Charité.

Daily at 09:30

Min. 2 participants

 WINE TASTINGS

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

wine tasting in cellar
300 € for a group of 8 to 18 persons
Customised wine tasting workshop
Wine tasting workshop supervised by Laure Juvet, manager of Vinitour and graduate of the D.U.A.D. from the University of Bordeaux I and WSET 3.

If you’re a constituted group ranging from 8 to 18 people, looking for a personalized oenological activity for a birthday, a private evening, a bachelor or bachelorette party, or any other celebration, Vinitour organizes a customized presentation which suits your wishes.

Tailor made wine tasting
300 € for a group of 8 to 18 persons
Wine tasting workshop Centre Loire.
Local tasting workshops are offered throughout the year, through the discovery of Center-Loire wines (Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé and Pouilly-sur-Loire, Menetou-Salon, Quincy, Reuilly, Coteaux-du-Giennois, Côtes de la Charité).

WHY CHOOSE VINITOUR?

VINITOUR offers you wine tours lasting from 1.5 hours up to one day in the heart of Centre-Loire vineyards (departments of Cher, Nièvre, Loiret and Indre).

You will be accompanied by an expert wine tourism guide who can answer your questions and take you on tours of the vineyards. The tours are in French, English for groups from 2 to 8 people or in Dutch or German for 2 people.

QUALIFIED STAFF

Laure JUVET, graduate of “DUAD” from the Oenology School of Bordeaux I and WSET 3 accredited, will be your wine guide.

Bart MEIJER, partner of Vinitour and WSET accredited, a knowledgeable wine-enthusiast, will do the private tours.

Daily Excursions

Our normal departure times are at 9:30 am and 2:00 pm for the 3 hour visits. The full day visits will start at 9:30 am and will end around 5 pm with a 1 to 1,5 hours lunch break around mid day. These departure times are applicable to both the normal and the private tours.

Great Estates

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

Intimate Wine Tastings

Would you like to discover the world of wine, wines from different appellations of France or local wines? Vinitour’s qualified staff will introduce you to the secrets of wine through wine tasting workshops with a duration of about 2 hours, held throughout the year. 

Comfortable Travel

Vinitour’s excursions take place in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.

For greater groups we use a mini-van with a maximum seating of 8 guests. For the private tours we use a normal sedan.

Great Ratings

Vinitour is rated the no. 1 of 29 attractions/activities in the Sancerre by Tripadvisor, and holds a certificate of excellence for the 7th consecutive year! We are also recommended by the tourist office of Sancerre, rental boat operators, different accomodations and great domains.
We completed a morning wine tour with Laure during August 2020. We were on a boating holiday and due to the warm weather affecting the water level on the canal we were unable to reach Sancerre. This was not a problem for Laure who came to pick us up from Marseille-les-Aubigny. We visited a lovely goat farm and saw the process for making goats cheese. We moved onto the vineyards and finally a winery for the tasting. Laure was charming and knowledgeable and great fun. I would highly recommend this visit.
Julie G.

Having drunk wine from the Sancerre for many years in Australia we wanted to learn more about it. Laure of Vinitours not only has formal qualifications to explain and let us experience the uniqueness of Sancerre wine, she is a happy and interesting companion. We had a wonderful morning in the vineyards, meeting the workers pruning the vines, stopping to taste the local cheese (crottin de Chavignol), and finishing at a cave for a comprehensive tasting. Highly recommended.
Dyanne Ward

If there is anything that you MUST do while in Sancerre – this is it! We spent a full day with Laure and had the most amazing time. No one else ended up booking the tour so we had a private day where we went to about 5 different vineyards and tasted the most amazing wines. Over the course of the day, my love for animals also came up in conversation so we stopped at a goat cheese farm and I can’t even put into words how delicious it was. We learned so much throughout of the day and Laure did such an amazing job explaining the differences between all of the flavors in the wine and the history behind it all. It truly was such an amazing experience. The places you will go and see are unbelievable and Laure was SO knowledgeable about everything – we started the tour as newbies and left as experts. This is a MUST do on your trip to Sancerre!!!
PuppyJac

Laura is a very charming, gracious and knowledgeable host. She gave my wife and I a superb tour of the Sancerre and Poilly Fume appellations. Her knowledge is first rate about every stage of the wine making process and we learned so much on our trip. We visited 2 excellent vineyards and tasted some lovely wines. We can’t recommend this tour enough. Thank you.
Duncan Wallace

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