After early morning hotel pickup in Paris, you’ll travel approximately 2 hours south of the city in the direction of Chambord Castle with a wine expert as your guide.
You’ll enjoy an audio-guided tour of Chambord Castle in the morning, and will come away knowing the secrets behind this magnificent château, constructed by Francis I of France 500 years ago.
Back in your air-conditioned minivan, you’ll pass through the vineyards of Touraine, Vouvray, and Montlouis-sur-Loire, admiring the colourful landscapes of Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet Franc grapes.
You’ll then visit a family-run Vouvray wine estate, where you’ll meet the winemaker and enjoy a delicious traditional meal, paired with a wine tasting.
After lunch, you’ll visit another family-run winery and, depending on availability, taste sparkling white wines, dry and sweet white wines, and red and rosé wines. Here, you'll get to taste authentic Loire Valley wines that are largely unavailable in the rest of the world.
During the day, if the weather allows it, your guide will take you into the vines to explain what’s being done at that very moment!
You'll be dropped off in central Paris (Hôtel de Ville) in the early evening.