Picnic in the Vines - A Unique Loire Wine Experience

Food, Wine & Nightlife in The Loire Valley

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Located 10 minutes from Chinon at our family-run château in the Loire Valley, enjoy a tour of our Cabernet Franc and Chenin blanc AOC CHINON vineyard, leading to a visit of the cellar, then a wine tasting in a historic tasting room. After which you will receive a lovely packed lunch with 1 bottle of wine in order to picnic overlooking the vines. An unforgettable Loire Valley experience from an award-winning family-run winery.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Chateau du Petit Thouars, Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne, Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de LoireDiscover the unique history of the Château du Petit Thouars, a family-owned castle built in 1423 by the Dukes of Thouars. Owned by the Aubert du Petit Thouars family since 1636, the castle has been passed from father-to-son in a direct line, with a vineyard in existence on the property for hundreds of years. Visitors will visit Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc vines and learn about vineyard practices in the Chinon appellation. A leisurely stroll will take you to our troglodyte caves where our wines are vinified and aged on-site. You will be walked through French wine vinification practices. Returning to the château you will taste our range of wines.After the tasting you will be brought to a special location on the estate to enjoy your private countryside lunch (salads, cheeses, deli meats, and a special local dessert: the winemaker's tart) on a beautifully dressed table with a bottle of wine to enjoy. Duration: 3 hours

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Wine tasting
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages - 1 bottle of wine for your lunch

What’s not included


  • Family friendly
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience