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Ackerman

19, rue Leopold Palustre | Saint-Hilaire Saint-Florent, 49400 Saumur, France
+33 2 41 53 03 21
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Description: Tourisitc visits of Ackerman’s cellars in Saumur and tasting.
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Ossett, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We planned on visiting the Ackerman cave however we were given free tickets when we purchased wine at the chateau of Saumur. The tour around the cave was slightly underwhelming and not much fun for the young kids. What surprised us afterwards was the endless supply of wines (and fizz) to taste (although no fun if you're driving) and good... More

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Rouillac, Bretagne, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Excellent visit, good history of the Ackerman family, good story of the production and a lovely trip through the caves with an "arty", nothing to do with wine, Jules Verne "twist" !!! Very different and HIGHLY recommended. The staff were delightful and more than helpful. Only 5 minutes from the "Cadre Noir" so an easy double trip !! Also, go... More

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Ackerman-Saumur, Responsable relations clients at Ackerman, responded to this review

We all thank you for your message on Trip Advisor ! All the team is delighted that you enjoyed your coming in Ackerman. We wanted the scenography complete mixing History, Tradition, Art and even Games ! And the wine tasting to interact and to make you discover the Loire Valley wines. Waiting to see you back ! The Ackerman team More

Cheshire England
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is now a corporate AV tour with lots of bizarre collection of modern art in the caves. There is no production there anymore and it lacks any form of atmosphere.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The trip through the caves was interesting but found the staff a little unhelpful really. We did the tour with the audio, but have to say this was quite unnecessary. Tasting at the end was ok and we did buy some of their different and v tasty wines but it could all have been a little more friendly & staff... More

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Ackerman-Saumur, Responsable relations clients at Ackerman, responded to this review

Hi Steve W, and thank you for your message. We are happy to learn that the track has pleased to you ; it is true that the audioguides give just a few more information than the boards, it depends then if people prefer listening than reading. They will be improved for the next season. Nevertheless, there is always a commented... More

Norwich UK
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285 reviews 285 reviews
63 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

It must be a challenge for producers attracting visits to their caves / shop-front which caters for both the first-time visitor with no prior knowledge of sparkling wine production and the seasoned wine tourist who has heard it all before. Being from the latter, I think they manage this pretty well here and Ackerman has made good use of their... More

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Ackerman-Saumur, Responsable relations clients at Ackerman, responded to this review

Thank you for your message you left on Trip Advisor ! We are pleased to see that you enjoyed our track and tasting.This is true that the fact that our Cave is still owned by a French - and even a local - group is one of our pride, even if the production is not in this site anymore. Due... More

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed this wine cellar tour, which we could immediately compare to Moet & Chandon in Epernay having visited there a few days earlier. Whilst much smaller, there is good and interesting information throughout - we also had the audio tour - not to mention smelling the essences, seeing a mini art exhibition and playing the games... More

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Ackerman-Saumur, Responsable relations clients at Ackerman, responded to this review

We all thank you for your nice message ! We will be pleased to welcome you once again in our Caves for your next trip to France ! The Ackerman Team More

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The caves here were amazing. Interesting information for adults and the different coloured lighting through the caves kept our two and four year olds happy. There were also ball games to play at the end and a few other interactive elements for young children. Unfortunately when we had finished the tour the staff were rather off hand with us for... More

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S D, Responsable relations clients at Ackerman, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your message 402Ellie1979 We are sorry to see what happened in our caves... We are a bit surprised because our aim is to spend time with visitors before and after the tour. The wine tasting is for the adults but we usually suggest juices for the children too... Sorry for this inconveniance ! If ever... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

a great wine tour plenty of info. good arty exhibition and games to play. the tasting was the highlight & the wines very reasonable to buy.

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S D, Responsable relations clients at Ackerman, responded to this review

We are glad to see that you spent a great time in our Caves and hope to see you once again. The Ackerman team More

Alvechurch, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

What an enlightening experience spent walking through the caves of this wine producer. We really enjoyed the mixture of art with the story of the production methods used to produce the wine.

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S D, Responsable relations clients at Ackerman, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for the message you left on Trip Advisor ! We are all glad to see that our track "Journey to the Center of the Bubble" has pleased to you ! The goal of it is actually to teach all about the method and wine through Art and games, so as it pleases to most of people (children,... More

Caterham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Even though I know the area really well, I have not until recently visited the caves of Ackerman. I usually go to Bouvet-Ladubay or Louis de Grenelle, but I think I may swap my allegiance. This is not necessarily down to the sparkling, but to the tour of the cave. It's always good to take visitors to one of the... More

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S D, Responsable relations clients at Ackerman, responded to this review

We all thank you for your message and are glad that you enjoyed our "Journey to the Center of the Bubble' ! We want to make people discover and learn about wine but through artistic and playful ways ! During the wine tasting, we also have sparkling grape juice for the children so that everybody can take advantage of it.... More

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