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Loire Valley Wines

Wine appellations of the Loire Valley

A Guide to wines of the Loire Valley

Selected Loire Valley wines

Cheverny vineyards

The wine appellation of Cheverny

Cheverny info


The wines of Cheverny deserve to be as well-known as the privately-owned chateau, which is a popular visit in the heart of the Sologne region of forests and lakes.


The vineyards of Cheverny

Location: 24 communities in the Loir-et-Cher department south of Blois.

Surface Area: 574 hectares /1,418 acres

Soil: Mostly sand and clay soils of the Sologne, but also sand and gravel terraces of the Loire and in places, limestone.

Climate: Continental, but influenced by the huge forests that surround it, and by the Loire

Cheverny wine

Wines of AOC Cheverny

Annual Production: Approximately 27,000 hl / 713,264 gallons, including red, rosé and white wines.

Grape Varieties: Red: Blends of Gamay and Pinot noir, plus some Cabernet france and Côt (Malbec). Whites: a blend of Sauvignon blanc and Chardonnay.

Tasting notes

Red Appearance: Brilliant cherry red Nose: Red fruits and when Pinot noir is the main grape, animal and spice(cloves) notes. Flavours: Fresh, fruit flavors with soft tannins; Pinot noir offers an extra dimension of spiciness with a liquorice finish. The reds can be cellared for many years.

White Appearance: Pale yellow with a hint of green. Nose: Gooseberry and blackcurrent shoots; sometimes spice. Flavors: Blackcurrant shoots and exotic fruits. Chardonnay adds roundness to the Sauvignon.

Rosé Appearance: Salmon tints. Nose: Red fruits and spice. Flavours: fresh, fruity, rhubarb and spice. Perfect summer wine.

"A wine lovers dream"

The Loire Valley produces wine in a wide range of colours and styles. Our tours give you a unique opportunity to taste these wines, look at the production facilities and often meet the owners. As enthusiasts ourselves, we make a point of seeking out the best.

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