Red, white, rosé or champagne, the French country side produces every type of wine in its many beautiful regions. A tourist attraction which bears the name: oenotourisme. This activity is in discovering different vineyards in various regions and enjoying a tasting and possibly purchasing some wine. It will also please young ones as they can get involved by actually picking the grapes and have the excitement of seeing the large machines and wine presses at work !
” Champagne only comes from Champagne ” this is a saying which we can never contradict ! If you have booked a holiday at La Forge de Sainte Marie, beautiful walks await you in this region. From Reims to Epernay, meet with wine growers from the Houses of Champagne. All the wines of Champagne mature within 15 months minimum stored in the cellars of their makers. Your discovery of these cellars in the area will be memorable because you can taste the wines from that particular year.
Wines of the Loire Valley
The vineyard of Val de Loire is characterised by it’s variety of wines. No less than 12 types constitute their diversity. If you stay at the Castel “ Domainde la Brèche ” don’t miss the tasting of Pineau of the Loire or Chenin. This white vine is produced in the area around Saumur and Anjou.
Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cabernet or Pinot noir are the most well known. Every vineyard produces a unique wine to itself .
Wines of Bordeaux:
A few kilometres away from the Castel ” Le Village Westen ” you will find the wines of Bordeaux. This region is certainly the most beautiful and historically fascinating of all the French wineries with their never ending specialities .
Indeed, the climate offers the perfect conditions required for an exceptional vineyard: A bright Summer, a moderate Autumn and Winter and the beginning of a relatively wet year. Mainly the vines that produce reds as the Merlot ,and the Cabernet Sauvignon are the most established in the region. The lovers of white will not be outdone ! There is Sémillon and Sauvignon not to be missed as the wine trail is waiting !
When holidaying at Château de Boisson or Domain de la Bergerie, you wil be camping in the first region of France which produced rosé wines AOC ” Côtes de Provence “. More than 88 % of the wine production is dedicated to this delicious fruity colour.From the region doors of Nice to those of Camargue, about 430 wine growers open their doors and offer their personalised wine tasting.
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