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Loire Valley Uncorked

Rue de la Paleine, 49260 Le Puy-Notre-Dame, France
+33 5 49 22 34 09
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: From a Loire Valley wine-making family, Gérald, a bilingual French wine professional hosts private...
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Type: Wineries, Tours, Food & Drink
Owner description: From a Loire Valley wine-making family, Gérald, a bilingual French wine professional hosts private half-full day wine tours & tastings at niche organic and biodynamic Domaine's. Available as a day trip from Paris with collections from Angers and Saumur. Sharing inherent knowledge and a lifetime’s passion, alongside Gérald discover all aspects of wine-making, the annual work undertaken preparing the vines, the methods applied to create the blanc, rosé, rouge and sparkling wines, before concluding with a comprehensive and technical wine tasting. **At Bistrot Les Tontons experience a further wine tasting of Natural wines, accompanied by a lunch of freshly prepared local and regional cuisine, (**wine tour dependant).

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English first
Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Gerald was very knowledgable and took the time to make sure we understood everything he was teaching us. My brother and I couldn't believe we had a private tour! It was the perfect tour for us because we wanted to learn but also Gerald doesn't skimp on the tastings :) A wonderful experience, I would recommend to all!

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Tour and tasting with Gerald and Sarah Jayne, doesn't get any better. A lot of information to take In but Gerald is an excellent teacher making everything so very very interesting. La Paleine wines are excellent. We finally made a joint choice of our favourite wines not an easy task and since returning home wish we had bought more.

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We recently visited Saumur and did some wine tasting with Gerald and Sarah-Jane, we enjoy wine but would be no experts and we certainly learnt a lot with Gerald's vast knowledge of wine making. The wines were fabulous, be careful not too drink too much of them! We even brought home a lot of La Paleine wine to enjoy. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We arrived in Saumur on our push-bikes and I read that this was the 3rd largest wine region in Loire Valley - so I mentioned to my husband that we have to go and check this out. Loire Uncorked read well on the web as it was a small group outing and a family orientated business From the moment I... More 

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Loire Valley Uncorked, responded to this review

Thank you so much for kindly taking the time to share your experience as a review on TripAdvisor, Gérald & I appreciate this greatly. We had a super time, and sadly the day past by all too quickly! Your tales of crossing the whole of France on push-bike were remarkable… a travel book in the making?! Thank you once again,... More 

jarrow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Although I have been to France many times, I had never visited a fully operational winery. At first, I must be honest, I thought the cost of the experience was a little bit steep ( 80 euros per head ) But this initial thought quickly disappeared as the day progressed. Gerald's knowledge of the wine making business was vast and... More 

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Loire Valley Uncorked, responded to this review

Gérald & I would like to thank you for your kind and generous review. You fully embraced the day and we are very touched to learn how much you enjoyed the experience. Gérald & I had a fabulous time with you both and thank you once again, Sarah-Jane & Gérald More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I had organised a surprise trip to France for my husband's birthday and wanted to set up something extra special for him as a present. We've both always wanted to go on a wine tasting tour and I knew the Loire Valley was home to some beautiful wines, so when I found Loire Valley Uncorked on TripAdvisor it looked absolutely... More 

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Loire Valley Uncorked, responded to this review

Extremely appreciative and touched by your exceptionally kind words, we are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your day in Saumur. Gérald & I had a fabulous time with you both, with your careers fascinating us beyond belief! We look forward to sharing new vintages and new finds with you either in Brighton or in the Val de Loire.... More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I, as a day trip from Paris, took the Saumur Wine Tour with Loire Valley Uncorked, a wine tour service operated by Sarah-Jane & Gérald Beaumont. On the morning of the tour, Gérald met us at the train station in Saumur and took us to a vineyard, where he introduced us to the grapes of the region... More 

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Loire Valley Uncorked, responded to this review

Gérald & I had a wonderful time with you both (I still recall the fascinating lunch time conversations), and we would like to thank you for kindly taking the time to write such a beautifully descriptive review. We are looking forward to introducing you to the Anjou and welcoming you into our French/Anglo family home. Thank you once again and... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Gerald introduced us to numerous Loire Valley wines and was knowledgable and a pleasure to taste wine with. He was interested in our wine background and tastes and tailored the tastings accordingly. We enjoyed the tastings and would highly recommend the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

As two couples, we were collected by Gerald from our hotel after breakfast and taken to Domaine De La Paleine. On the way Gerald told us about the region and wines. We then started a large learning curve that was great fun and continued throughout the day. We stood with the vines finding out about effects of the soil, age... More 

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Loire Valley Uncorked, responded to this review

A super day ! Gérald & I would like to thank you for your generous review and kindly taking the time to share your experience in the AOC Saumur and AOC Anjou, and we look forward to introducing you to new vintages upon your return to the Loire Valley. Thank you once again, Sarah-Jane & Gérald More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

During our stay at Annie's House with Gerald and Sarah-Jane we opted to go with Gerald for a wine-tasting morning at a Domaine. I had looked at their website prior to arrival and quite fancied a wine-tasting experience of some kind, but decided to make my mind up when we arrived. We opted for the cheapest of the tours, and... More 

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Loire Valley Uncorked, responded to this review

Gérald and I could not have asked for a nicer way to start the festive season, super company! Thank you kindly for taking the time to share your experience and we look forward to future wine tastings with you, either in the Loire Valley or in Brighton. Happy New Year, Sarah-Jane & Gérald More 

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