Sincere apologies if this has already been asked a thousand times.
My wife and I are wine fans and want to spend some time in the Loire region, hopefully visiting some vineyards. The trip is in its infancy at present but I would be very grateful if anyone could tell me:
1. Whether you can operate for a week solely from Lyon, making days trips and returning at night.
2. Whether there are any small towns further south which are particularly nice to stay in.
3. Of any particular wine making centres nearby which we should prioritise.
4. If in your opinion there are better bases to explore the Loire valley from than Lyon.
Thanks very much indeed for any help.