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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 2013
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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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

Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This was our first visit to the Loire Valley and it will definitely not be our last. We found Loire Valley Uncorked through TA and took their One Day Loire Valley Discovery Tour--it was the highlight of our trip! From the initial contact with Sarah-Jane, to our goodbye at the train station, we could not have asked for a more... More

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

Wasn’t it a super day and the afternoon almost ran away with us! Gérald & I would like to thank you for your exceptionally kind words and for kindly taking the time to share your experience and photos. Thank you once again for entrusting Loire Valley Uncorked, and we will look forward to sharing new vintages and new finds upon... More

Singapore
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

My parents-in-law, husband and I are totally new to wine tasting. After looking at all the good reviews on trip advisor, we thought it would be ideal to slot in a day of learning at Loire Valley Uncorked on our recent Europe trip. Indeed, our expectations are well exceeded. It started with theory by Gerald in the vineyard, production line... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind and generous words and for taking the time to share your experience of our One Day Loire Valley Discovery. We equally enjoyed the conversations shared over lunch, it added to the diversity of the day. Thank you once again for entrusting Loire Valley Uncorked to introduce you to the wines and cuisine of... More

Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

My wife and I recently celebrated our 10th anniversary with a week in Paris. One of the highlights of our trip was our One Day Loire Valley Discovery tour with Gerald. From the moment we contacted Sarah-Jane, we could not have been more impressed. Sarah-Jane was extremely helpful in organizing everything for our trip. Her information and guidance made it... More

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

Gérald and I would like to thank you for your kind and generous review. Helping to organise the surprise trip was an absolute pleasure. Gérald had a super day with you both and we thank you for entrusting Loire Valley Uncorked to be part of your anniversary celebrations. We will look forward to sharing new vintages the next time you... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed at Annie's House, a property owned by Gerald and Sarah so they were kind enough to drive us to and from the tour. Gerald has an enlightening approach to wine tasting and is incredibly knowledgeable. We did the vineyard discovery tour and it was fascinating to learn about the process from start to finish. We would highly recommend... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

My girlfriend and I spent a day in the Loire Valley with Gerald and Sarah-Jane of Loire Valley Uncorked. We are wine enthusiasts – living near Napa, CA – and were looking for a way to go deep on the topic of wine during our vacation. We did the “two Vineyard Loire Wine Tour & Tasting” single day trip, and... More

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

Truly memorable ! Gérald and I are most touched to learn how much you enjoyed your day and thank you kindly for taking the time to share your experience. Knowing wine is your great passion we thank you for entrusting Loire Valley Uncorked to ‘put you in the field’ and introduce you to a diverse range of Val de Loire... More

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