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Picnic in the Vines Tour of Chinon, France

Highlights
  • 1.5-hour winery tour, wine tasting, and picnic lunch at the Château du Petit Thouars from Chinon
  • Learn the secrets of Loire Valley wine during a guided winery tour and wine tasting
  • Enjoy a romantic picnic lunch overlooking the vineyards
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Picnic in the Vines Tour of Chinon, France
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Picnic in the Vines Tour of Chinon, France
From $49.52
Overview
The Loire Valley is famous for its magnificent châteaux and historic wineries, and this 1.5-hour tour from Chinon combines both into an unforgettable lunch date. Enjoy a tour and wine tasting at the Château du Petit Thouars, then select your favorite wine to accompany your romantic picnic lunch, overlooking the idyllic Loire Valley vineyards.
What to Expect
Make your own way to Château du Petit Thouars, around 10 minutes drive from Chinon, where you’ll be greeted by your hosts and whisked on a guided tour of the family-run château.
Learn the secrets of winemaking in the Loire Valley and the importance of ‘terroir’ as you stroll through the château vineyards and peek behind-the-scenes of the historic winery, which has been owned by the du Petit Thouars family since 1634. After seeing the aging cellars where the wines are aged in French oak casks, head to the tasting room to sample the winery’s fine Cabernet Franc and Chenin blanc wines.
After sampling the wines, you’ll have chance to select a bottle of your favorite to accompany your lunch. You’ll then be left to enjoy your romantic picnic lunch, looking out over the château, the ancient dovecote, and the rolling vineyards.
Reviews (36)
1 - 5 of 26 reviews
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile
Lovely tour and picnic

A friend and I visited in late March. D'Arcy was great in the lead up to the visit and gave us lots of information and help finding and getting to the château. Was nice to see round the vinyards and the cellars. We then tasted...More

Thank JazzAlice
Reviewed December 18, 2017
Great winery tour and lunch

We really enjoyed our visit at this chateau. The vineyard and winery tour was informative and fun (be prepared for a walk up a hill), and the friendly cats and dog were great hosts as well. After a tasting of their interesting wines, we had...More

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Date of experience: September 2017
Thank HockeyCat
Reviewed August 30, 2017
Exquisite Château with nice wines

Château du Petit Thouars is located between Chinon and Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud and is reachable by bicycle from both. It is surrounded by picturesque rolling fields of sunflowers and vines. We did a wine tour (booked through Viator) of the family run Château and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Gary M
Reviewed August 13, 2017
A fabulous tour of a stunning vineyard in the heart of the Touraine with wonderful hosts and a gorgeous picnic

What a wonderful find this is! The chateau is an impressive property set in stunning surroundings. We were warmly greeted by Sebastian, the owner of the chateau, who introduced us to Pedro, his 'wine educator', assistant. Both were extremely passionate and shared their knowledge of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank martaN2217BI
Reviewed August 1, 2017
Amazing tour & the best picnic

We were guided through the whole wine- making process by the owner of the chateau - Sebastian ( & his dog- Dimitri !). Shown the vines in the shadow of the chateau itself, the wine-making cellar & the limestone caves where the casks mature. Then...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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