Wine Tourism

Wine Tourism

The vineyards in the Loire Valley are renowned internationally and listed as World Heritage by UNESCO (from Chalonnes-sur-Loire to Sully-sur-Loire).

Due to a great diversity of climates and soils, the Loire Valley has a wide variety of wines, providing the largest grape variety in the world (24 grape types). Our land offers 800 km of wine routes with exceptional landscapes, historical monuments and prestigious appellations that we invite you to discover.

During your stay at Relais de Chambord, take advantage of our privileged location to visit some of the 51 appellations and 4 PGIs that surround us.
Our concierge will advise you and help you coordinate your visit with our partners, such as the Domaine Daridan in Cour-Cheverny, the Domaine de la Plante d’Or and the Domaine de Montcy in Cheverny, or the Domaine du Vardet in Mont-près-Chambord.
If you are looking for an uncommon experience among vineyards, an all-terrain segway vineyard tour is also offered by Gyroway, departing from Domaine Daridan. The experience alternates between driving in the vineyards and in the forest and ends with a wine tasting.

You can also taste some wines of the region at the Maison des Vins de Chambord (“House of Wines of Chambord” from Easter to early November), located in Place Saint-Louis, or simply by stopping in different domains.

During the afternoon, we suggest taking a walk along the vineyards of Chambord. This wine project is a historical, heritage, ecological and economic project launched in 2015. The vines are located near the old farm of l’Ormetrou (just 1,400 meters from the castle) and extend over 14 hectares, consisting of several traditional grape varieties including Romorantin (imported into Sologne by François Ier), Pinot noir (cultivated in the domain in the 18th century under the name of the grape variety “Auvernat”) or the Orbois or Menu Pineau (original from the Loire Valley). The first harvest of Chambord wine was carried out in September 2018 and bottles can be bought at the château’s boutique.


    Note:

    Some wine estates are closed in low season, from November to March.