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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
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... more » 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). « less
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jarrow
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Greater london
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We were staying with Sarah-Jane and Gerald at their beautiful cottage 'Annie's House' and decided to do the tour of a Domaine and wine tasting during our stay. It's probably useful to say that my partner and I love wine, or at least the consumption of it, but know very little about how it is made or indeed why we... More

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

Gérald and I are most appreciative of the time you have taken to share your experience and thank you for your kind and generous words. We had a super time with you both and look forward to introducing you to new vintages and new finds, if not in the Loire Valley, at a wine tasting with Gérald in Brighton UK.... More

ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We were visiting Paris with our daughter and future son in law and booked a day out of the city with Loire Valley Uncorked. Gerald picked us up at the train station and took us to a lovely Domaine where he gave us a tour and started the wine tastings. We sampled many wines and learned a lot from Gerald... More

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

Gérald and I thank you for your lovely review and for kindly taking the time to share your experience of Loire Valley Uncorked. We were most touched too, to have had a second opportunity to introduce you to the Val de Loire wines and look forward to sharing new vintages during your next visit to the Loire. Mille mercis, Sarah-Jane... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I was visiting Paris for three weeks of professional activities. My son, 24, came with me for the first 10 days. He wanted to visit the Loire Valley wineries, which he had last seen as a 2-year-old when we lived in France as family. I thought this would be great, too, but only had one full day to devote to... More

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

Fond memories of June have returned! Gérald and I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience of our two vineyard wine tour and for kindly including your photos. We had a super time in your company and upon your return to the Loire Valley we will look forward to introducing you to further niche... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We came in as a couple who likes wine but were by no means especially knowledgeable. Gerald was very informative and we learned a ton over the course of a very enjoyable day in the Saumur area. The tour exceeded my expectations. We visited three different wineries and sampled a variety of wines, all with a running commentary and discussion... More

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

Thank you for kindly taking the time to share your experience, it is greatly appreciated, and we are touched to read your food & wine dedicated day exceeded your expectations. Gérald thoroughly enjoyed your company and conversation, and we would like to thank you once again for entrusting Loire Valley Uncorked to introduce you to the Val de Loire wines.... More

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