Sniffing out the good juice.

Loire Valley 2016

Eight days, from Sancerre to Muscadet, of wines, castles and cuisine with friends!

Chambord with Vino Hound

Chateau de Chambord

Highlights of our week include:

  • Ultra-quaint Sancerre, visiting the masters of the region including Didier Dagueneau, Vacheron, and Alphonse Mallot.
  • Four days in heart of the valley with its breadth of wines.  Vibrant Vouvray.  Sensational Savennieres.  Charming Chinon.
  • Staying in a beautiful villa outside Tours, built in the 1700’s, but updated with the latest amentities.
  • Exploring the stunning chateau of France’s monarchs.
  • Whipping up delicacies in a cooking class; petting the goats responsible for the famous goat cheese of Sancerre.
  • Two refreshing days by the sea, delving into the crisp, saline wines of Muscadet.

The famous Coulee Serrant of Savennieres


Vineyards of Chinon

Dates: April 30- May 7, 2016

Location: Arrive & depart Paris.  One night in Sancerre; 5 nights in a villa outside Tours; 2 nights in Muscadet

Cost:  Approximately $3,600 pp/double occupancy.  $400 single supplement.

Includes: Ground transportation, hotel rooms, all breakfasts, 5 dinners, 5 lunches, all winery visits, tastings, admission fees, etc.  Airfare not included.

Deadline:  $1,000 pp deposit due by November 1.  Spots are first-come, first-served, so speak up!


Oysters in Muscadet

Cooking class in Tours with Vino Hound

Cooking class in Tours

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