Wines from the Loire Valley in France are unique in that they are, for the most part, made from a single grape variety.
The benchmark white grape variety in Sancerre and Touraine is the Sauvignon Blanc, and you will see that several of our white wines are made from this grape. The main part of the white blend of Cheverny is also the Sauvignon grape. Cheverny is a tiny appellation situated at the foot of the Château of Chambord.
Further down river from Vouvray to Angers, the white Chenin grape comes into its own, making the most outstanding sparkling, sweet, semi-sweet and pudding wines imaginable.
At the end of the Loire River you have the Muscadet appellation which is based on the Melon de Bourgogne grape variety. This makes extremely light and slightly sharper white wines which are just fabulous with a large platter of shellfish!
We have also selected some red wines, blended and single varietals, made from the Gamay, Cabernet Franc and Côt varietals, as well as a delightful sparkling and still rosé wine made from the Pineau d’Aunis grape, which, by the way, only grows in the Loir & Cher county. The Sancerre red, however, is made entirely of the Pinot Noir grape.
All our wines are totally unoaked giving them a distinctive and authentic flavour.
Please read more about our wine growers, whose vineyards have passed from father to son for generations, and who produce these delicious wines on the Meet the Growers page.
You can purchase any wines that take your fancy from the Wine List page.