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Address: 37 Chemin du Lavoir, 49350 Gennes, France
Phone Number: +33 2 41 79 80 21
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1-3 day Loire wine tours led by experienced English trade professionals....

1-3 day Loire wine tours led by experienced English trade professionals. Discover the diversity of Loire valley wines, visit wineries and vineyards. All tours available as day trips from Paris.

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Very infromative survey of wines of the Loire Valley

I have been traveling to France every other year or so for 30 years and have always included wine tasting. This has been a partially random event stumbling upon wineries as I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been traveling to France every other year or so for 30 years and have always included wine tasting. This has been a partially random event stumbling upon wineries as I drive or looking up wineries whose wines I have appreciated in the past. The day with Cathy and Nigel was so much more efficient in discovering the wines... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful day of discovering the world of the wines of the Loire. Cathy and Nigel are knowledgeable and interesting and great hosts. Our group of 10 were picked up from our holiday home and whisked into the world of wine tasting. A lovely lunch was followed by a trip to a local producer. A full day of wine smelling,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

My husband and I, along with our friends, choose to do the "Loire Wine Discovery Day Trip." Once we booked we were given specific directions as to where Cathy and Nigel would meet us at the TGV station in Angers. We were welcomed graciously and told we'd be a "full tour" which ended up being 7 people plus Nigel and... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Cathy and Nigel Henton should be your "go-to" people if you want a perfect day-trip from Paris (TGV) to enjoy and learn about the wines of the Loire Valley. They both are gracious hosts, incredibly knowledgeable and just plain fun to be around. (Please don't confuse Cathy with being a sommelier...she's a wine educator!) The Loire Valley includes a significant... More 

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virginia beach, va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

My son and I had the pleasure of spending the day with Cathy and Nigel on a recent day trip from Paris and it was one of the highlights of our trip. Cathy is very responsive to inquiries when you are making a booking and answers all questions promptly. She provides specific information about what trains you will need to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Our day at Le Tasting Room was a gift for my wife to enjoy on our family trip to the Loire valley, and it was fabulous. Cathy was a pleasure to deal with via email while making our arrangements and was even more of a pleasure to spend our day wife. She and Nigel made our whole experience very enjoayable,... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

This was a truly memorable day and our hosts Cathy and Nigel are truly delightful. Both have extensive knowledge of French wine and Nigel having studied Farming is able to talk easily about the nurturing needed for growing the grapes through the year until the harvest. We had a wonderful lunch with good company and of course the wine flowed.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Navigating the chateaus in the Loire Valley can be an arduous task. Booking with Cathy and Nigel was such a treat. They bring the wines to you in their beautiful home. The wines, information and fun banter kept the day feeling fresh and new. Nigel is quite the chef and the lunch in their cellar room was superb. The day... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

We wanted to get out of Paris for a day and enjoy the wines of the Loire Valley. Cathy and Nigel were amazing and made it a special relaxing day. Both were very knowledge and helped us understand the process and regulations about wine making in France. There was definitely plenty of wine supplied and enjoyed during the day. The... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Cathy and Nigel wear their knowledge lightly and it's only when you start to ask questions that you realise how deep their wine knowledge, particularly of the Loire, is. We were pleasantly surprised how much Nigel knew in respect of vineyard management. Food was excellent and wine flowed freely. Strongly recommended.

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