Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Visiting Working Wineries in the Loire Valley

The wineries we include in our tours do not view themselves as tourist attractions. They are working farms, wine makers and distributors. So sometimes it is organised chaos when we visit. We think it offers a much more authentic experience, where you will be greeted by someone who really cares about the wine they produce and has a deep knowledge of the local area and its traditions.

In this photo the wine maker has enlisted the help of staff and friends to frantically pack and dispatch multiple orders to America, in advance of the recently announced tariff increase. You will encounter similar levels of organised chaos during the harvest, when the grapes are being pressed.

Photographed by Susan Walter.  Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

To enquire about our private guided tours of chateaux, wineries, markets and more email us or use our contact form. More tour ideas can be found on the Loire Valley Time Travel website.