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Loire Valley Uncorked
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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).
Reviewed October 11, 2012

An extraordinary wine-focused day!!!! Special thanks to Gerald and Sarah-Jane for a really great day. Living near Napa and Sonoma, I have had lots of really great days which focused on enjoying wine and learning about wine. I think the day with Gerald and my colleague at the Domaine was my favorite of all these experiences. What made it great? 1. Effort-free: Picked up at the train station by Gerald, driven out to Le Puy de Notre Dame, then driven back to Saumur for an awesome lunch. 2. Lots of great wine: Reds, whites, sparklings….all were fantastic with distinct character and variety. 3. Wine caves: Amazing, preserved history in the limestone caves that went on forever under the Domaine. 4. Educational: I am a smarter wine drinker and Gerald changed the way I evaluate and appreciate wine. 5. Charcuterie: Memorable.

How good was it? If we had two days, we would have gone back to do the same thing the next day…And we will both go back for another day with Gerald on any return trip to France!

This is a special and authentic (not touristy!) experience. Don’t miss it!!!

Thank ColeND
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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Loire Valley Uncorked, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2012

A day wholeheartedly embraced! It was a great pleasure, and to receive your exceptionally kind review is very touching, thank you so much, and we look forward to introducing you to new vintages and finds upon your return to the Loire Valley, à bientôt et mille mercis Sarah-Jane & Gérald

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We are newly weds and enjoy wine and food. We have always dreamed about learning more about wine and for our honeymoon, we did just that. This was the most informative wine tour and tasting we have done thus far. Sarah-Jane and Gerald were very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable about their domain and their wines. We learned so much about the process of wine making. We had a wonderful experience and it was one of our highlights in our France tour.

Thank Mark C
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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Loire Valley Uncorked, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2012

Gérald and I were most touched to learn you were on honeymoon. Thank you for allowing us to acquaint you with the day to day activities of a working Domaine, alongside the methods used to create and produce the Domaine’s diverse range of wines. We had a thoroughly enjoyable day and wish you both life long happiness together. Mille mercis, Sarah-Jane & Gérald

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

If you are a wine lover, or simply want to learn more about the Loire Valley region and gain an appreciation and knowledge of French wines, Loire Valley Uncorked is a must! We learned so much about wine from Gerald, and he really gave us a great appreciation for the process. Sarah Jane was just lovely and treated us to a fantastic lunch at Bistro les TonTons. We also had some time to explore Saumur and to see the beautiful Chateau. All in all, it was an unforgettable day...highly recommend!!

Thank Nicole K
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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Loire Valley Uncorked, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2012

Wasn’t it superb! Gérald and I thoroughly enjoyed our day with you both and we were most touched to learn it was a special day for you too. Wine making is an incredible alchemy and we would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to introduce you to the Domaine, the Domaine’s wines and the foodie goodies we enjoy in this beautiful region of France. Thank you once again, Sarah-Jane & Gérald

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

If you are looking for an authentic look at wine making in the Loire, you won't find better hosts than Gerald and Sarah Jane. Gerald knows and loves both wine and the Loire, and Sarah Jane is both gracious and attentive to detail. Our day included a tour of a winery, a tasting course and a meal, with wine paired accordingly, at their lovely Bistro. Thanks for a lovely day.

Thank Suzanne F
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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Loire Valley Uncorked, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2012

It was a lovely day and luckily the changeable weather was kind to us. Gérald and I would like to thank you for kindly taking the time to share your experience and for allowing us to introduce you to the wines of the Loire Valley… we were delighted to learn your treasures made it home with you! Mille mercis, Sarah-Jane & Gérald

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

We only had a short time available to visit the Loire wine country, so outsourced the day to Gerald. Finished things off with a fantastic bistro meal at their place in the center of Saumur.

Thank Alex A
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