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Wine Tour of Sancerre and Countryside

Sancerre, France

Experience hosted by Nicholas

8.5 hours
Includes transportation, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

Unless other arrangements have been made, you will be met in Sancerre where you will enjoy your first visit to a local wine-maker and learn about the history of wine-making in the region and the art of making world class Sauvignon blanc wines. You will also take a historical walking tour of this former Huguenot bastion which also boasts great views over the famous Loire river. From Sancerre you will be taken to visit the colourful street market in nearby Cosne-sur-Loire (Wed & Sun only) as well as a nearby goat farm to sample the excellent crottin de Chavignol. Lunch is in a typical local bistro where you can enjoy a selection of the local specialities such as warm goats' cheese served on toasts with a bed of fresh lettuce and diced bacon. We will also make a stop to admire the 12C Church and beautiful riverside town of la Charite-sur-Loire. This afternoon you will be taken to another mecca for all wine-lovers, Pouilly-sur-Loire, where a visit to a local winery will introduce you to an increasingly rare wine made from the Chasselas varietal. You will also enjoy a visit to a producer of an little-known appellation, Coteaux du Giennois, which produces super wines at fantastic prices!
Other things to note
With prior notice we are happy to quote & pick up guests in 50 km radius around Sancerre including the Puisaye. Guests coming from Paris can be met at the train station of Cosne-sur-Loire.
Unless other arrangements have been made, you will be met in Sancerre where you will enjoy your first visit to a local wine-maker and learn about the history of wine-making in the region and the art of making world class Sauvignon blanc wines. You will also take a historical walking tour of this former Huguenot bastion which also boasts great views over the famous Loire river. From Sancerre you will be taken to visit the colourful street market i…

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What's included

  • Transportation
    All transportation in air-conditionned minivan from pick up to drop off at...
  • Equipment
    We will provide you with an information package containing maps of the area...
From $285
/ person
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Meet your host, Nicholas

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 13 Reviews
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I have lived in France for over 20 years and I have worked in all the wine-growing regions. My passion for great wine, food, history and culture made it an easy decision to settle in this stunning part of France! I offer trips to discover the Sancerre region,as well as the Puisaye, Vézelay & the Morvan, and Chablis.
My experience in wine & tourism has included working as a wine buyer and sommelier for boutique hotels, putting together wine lists for restaurants, a tour guide for luxury hotel barges, a wine hunter for Scandinavian importers, organising wine tastings in the UK, Holland & Germany
I have lived in France for over 20 years and I have worked in all the wine-growing regions. My passion for great wine, food, history and culture made it an easy decision to settle in this stunning part of France! I offer trips to discover the Sancerre region,as well as the Puisaye, Vézelay & the Morvan, and Chablis.
My experience in wine & tourism has included working as a wine buyer and sommelier for boutique hotels, putting together wine lists for restaurants, a tour guide for luxury hote…
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Where you'll be

Sancerre - a really pretty historic town with great views over the river Loire and where you will taste and learn about the local wines
Local goat farm - you will be able to sample some of the famous "crotin de Chavignon" washed down with a glass of Sancerre wine!
La Charite-sur-Loire on the banks of the river Loire
Pouilly-sur-Loire - a visit to a local wine grower to learn all about making these world class Sauvignon blanc wines

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Shannon
October 2019
If you're visiting Sancerre, you must schedule with Nicholas. He took us to places we would have never found on our own. He has a deep knowledge of the region, it's wines and winemakers. Nicholas had a warm, engaging personality that made it very easy to spend the day with him learning about the region, wine, and any other questions we had about French education, politics and traditions. We visited both large and small wineries, including a beautiful Chateau where they welcomed us warmly, an amazing chevrière where we saw hours old baby goats and tasted delicious crottin de Chavignol all while sampling both organic and non-organic Sancerre and Pouilley Fume wines. Not only did we sample, but we were able to talk and learn from each wine maker we visited. It was the best day of our trip, despite an all day rain that never dampened Nicholas's enthusiasm for showing us the best of Sancerre and Pouilley Fume.
If you're visiting Sancerre, you must schedule with Nicholas. He took us to places we would have never found on our own. He has a deep knowledge of the region, it's wines and win…
Marc
September 2019
Thank you, Nicholas! This was our first AirBnB experience and you really made it a special one. There’s no way we could have done what you helped us do. We felt a genuine connection with each wine maker you introduced us to. They were of varying styles and sizes and certainly wouldn’t have been on any map we would have found. Thanks for the friendly conversation and knowledge you shared we truly felt like locals.
Thank you, Nicholas! This was our first AirBnB experience and you really made it a special one. There’s no way we could have done what you helped us do. We felt a genuine connectio…
Marjory
July 2019
Nicolas was very informative, engaging, his tour was customed designed to suit your level of knowledge and interest. I would highly recommend this.
Jonny
July 2019
The experience is personally tailored to your level of knowledge. We would highly recommend this. Nicholas is a great guy, great guide with extensive knowledge and will create a memorable day.
Laure
July 2019
Nicholas est quelqu'un de rare. Chaleureux et souriant, il a apporté une autre dimension à l'activité. Je recommande cette expérience chaudement !
Stephen
June 2019
Our group had a wonderful, special day with Nicholas. We learned so much about the region, local history and, of course, wine! We loved Nicholas’ interesting conversation as we drove through numerous beautiful towns and sampled delicious wines of the Sancerre. We also enjoyed a lovely lunch and visited a chevrière. We would enthusiastically recommend this tour!
Our group had a wonderful, special day with Nicholas. We learned so much about the region, local history and, of course, wine! We loved Nicholas’ interesting conversation as we dro…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 11 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Suitable footwear for walking in town and vineyards