The Loire Valley is France's most diverse wine region, producing exemplary wines in every style. Popularity of Loire Valley wines with sommeliers and wine writers has been growing steadily for the last ten years because for all their variety, Loire Valley wines share important characteristics that make them perfect for contemporary taste.

Moderate alcohol, refreshing acidity and minerality make them ideal food wines
Pure expression of varietal and terroir unmasked by oak
Excellent value

Explore the Valley to discover wines by region and varietal or select a tag to experience Loire Valley wines by style.

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Anjou

AOC/AOP by decree dated 31st December 1957, amended 15th November 2011 Vineyard Location The Anjou appellation area extends across 128 communes in Maine-et-Loire, 14 in Deux Sèvres and 9 in…
Earthy Red Fruity Red Rich Aromatic White

Anjou Coteaux de la Loire

P/AOC by decree dated 26 August 1946, amended 14th November 2011.   Vineyard Location: This integral part of the Anjou noir area covers approximately 30 hectares of the south eastern…
Sweet

Anjou Mousseux

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Sparkling

Anjou Villages

AOP/AOC by decree dated 14th October 1987, amended September 9th 2011 Vineyard Location The  appellation  area  extends across  43  communes  in  Maine-et-Loire  and 3 in Deux-Sèvres. The area encompasses the…
Earthy Red

Anjou Villages Brissac

Appellations Anjou-Villages, Anjou-Villages Brissac A selection of the best vineyard parcels within the larger Anjou AOC, these two appellations specialize in savory Cabernet Franc-based wines that improve with 4-6 years…
Earthy Red

Bonnezeaux

AOP/AOC by decree dated 6th November 1951, amended 24th October 2011   Vineyard Location The Bonnezeaux appellation lies wit’hin a small part of a single commune – Thouarcé – on…
Sweet

Bourgueil

Cabernet Franc rules the roost in Bourgueil, an appellation dedicated solely to reds and rosé. These wines are resplendent of raspberry and the grape’s hallmark “pencil shaving” aromas, and can…
Dry Rosé Earthy Red

Cabernet de Saumur

Appellations Cabernet d’Anjou, Cabernet de Saumur, Rosé d’Anjou These slightly sweet rosés should not be limited to summer sipping, they are excellent accompaniments to a wide range of cuisines and…
Off-Dry Rosé

Cabernet d’Anjou

AOP/AOC by decree dated 14th November 1936, amended 15th November 2011 Vineyard Location The Cabernet d’Anjou and Rosé d’Anjou appellations overlap with the AOC Anjou area Vineyard area 5,710 ha.…
Earthy Red

Chateaumeillant

While vines have been grown in Châteaumeillant since the 5th century, it was granted its AOC status in 2010. This tiny region specializes in classic Loire vin gris (rosé) and…
Fruity Red

Cheverny

Appellations Cheverny/Cour-Cheverny Located in eastern Touraine, these appellations produce a range of wines from a variety of grapes. Cour-Cheverny is an appellation that exclusively grows the local variety Romorantin.   …
Crisp Dry White

Chinon

AOP/AOC by decree dated 31st July 1937, amended 17th August 2016 Vineyard Location: The Chinon appellation encompasses 26 communes on both sides of the Vienne up to the point where…
Dry Rosé Earthy Red Rich Aromatic White

Côte Roannaise

Côte Roannaise, located in the far south of the Loire region, produces rosé and red wines exclusively from Gamay. Vineyard Location: Located in the north of the Loire department, Côte…
Fruity Red Off-Dry Rosé

Coteaux de l’Aubance

AOP/AOC by decree dated 18th February 1950, amended 24th October 2011   Vineyard Location: This area was formed as a result of erosion by the Loire and its tributary the…
Sweet

Coteaux de Saumur

Appellations Coteaux de l’Aubance, Anjou Coteaux de la Loire, Coteaux de Saumur These three appellations craft sweet white wines from Chenin Blanc. Racy and delicious in their youth, the wines…
Sweet

Coteaux du Giennois

This appellation on the eastern edge of the Loire Valley northeast of Sancerre produces almost equal amounts of light-bodied red and white wines, with a small portion of dry rosé…
Crisp Dry White Dry Rosé Fruity Red

Coteaux du Layon

OP/AOC by decree dated 18th February 1950, amended 23rd November 2011   Vineyard Location: The Coteaux du Layon appellation covers an area of 20 communes in Maine et Loire along the…
Sweet

Coteaux du Layon Villages

Appellations Coteaux du Layon, Coteaux du Layon “Villages” These regions are dedicated exclusively to the production of sweet white wines. While delicious when released, they can age from five years…
Sweet

Coteaux du Loir

  A tender and refreshing rosé.   Vineyard 
 Geographical location: The areas covered by the Cabernet d’Anjou AOC merge together with those of the Anjou AOC.
 Surface area:  4,000 ha…
Fruity Red

Coteaux d’Ancenis

Appellation Coteaux d’Ancenis This small region centered on the historic town Ancenis primarily produces refreshing rosé and light-bodied red wines. The region embraces this historic name Malvoisie for the aromatic…
Sweet

Coteaux d’Ancenis

AOP/AOC by decree dated 27th August 1973, amended 7th December 2011 Vineyard Location The Coteaux d’Ancenis  vineyards  lie  on both  sides   of   the   Loire   to   the   East of Nantes, mainly …
Dry Rosé Fruity Red Rich Aromatic White

Côtes du Forez

  Located in the Centre-Loire, Côtes du Forez is the southernmost of all the Loire Valley vineyards. The distinctive combination of granite soil, moderate continental climate and vineyard aspect make…
Fruity Red Off-Dry Rosé

Côtes d’Auvergne

Elevated from VDQS to full AOC status in 2011, Côtes d’Auvergne produces a range of white, rosé and red wines that pair well with a great range of cuisines, especially…
Dry Rosé Fruity Red Rich Aromatic White

Cour Cheverny

Appellations Cheverny/Cour-Cheverny Located in eastern Touraine, these appellations produce a range of wines from a variety of grapes. Cour-Cheverny is an appellation that exclusively grows the local variety Romorantin. Vineyard…
Crisp Dry White

Crémant de Loire

AOP/AOC by decree dated 17th October 1975, amended 23rd September 2011   Vineyard Location: Crémant de Loire AOP  is  grown and produced in the same areas  as  AOP Anjou, Touraine and…
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Fiefs Vendéens

  Blessed by both ample sun and proximity to the Atlantic’s breezes, this relatively small appellation produces a wealth of wines: white, rosé and red.    Vineyard Location: The Fiefs…
Crisp Dry White Dry Rosé Fruity Red Off-Dry Rosé Rich Aromatic White

Gros Plant du Pays Nantais

  AOP/AOC by decree dated 16th November 2011 Vineyard Location The Gros Plant du Pays Nantais terroir extends across the whole of the Nantais   vineyards,  from   Ancenis    to Pornic. There…
Crisp Dry White

Jasnières

AOC by decree dated 31st July 1937, amended 17th November 2011   Vineyards Location: The Jasnières appellation extends across two communes in the Sarthe département, Lhomme and Ruillé-sur-Loir. Vineyard Area: 70…
Rich Aromatic White

Menetou-Salon

Located directly southwest of Sancerre, this relatively small appellation produces a similar range of high-quality white, red and rosé wines that offer excellent value. Vineyard Location: This vineyard in the…
Crisp Dry White Dry Rosé Fruity Red

Montlouis-sur-Loire

Situated just across the Loire river from Vouvray is Montlouis-sur-Loire, which also makes dry, demi-sec, sweet and sparkling wines from 100% Chenin Blanc. Where the wines of Vouvray are fruity and…
Rich Aromatic White Sparkling Sweet

Muscadet

AOP/AOC by decree dated 23rd September 1937, amended November 16th 2011. VINEYARD Location This vineyard area at the western extremity of the Loire Valley is bordered to the north by…
Crisp Dry White

Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire

AOP/AOC par décret original du 14 novembre 1936, modifié le 14 novembre 2011 Vineyard Location Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire lies in the Ancenis region, on both banks of the…
Rich Aromatic White

Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu

AOP/AOC by decree dated 29th December 1994, amended 9th November 2011 Vineyard   Location Muscadet  Côtes  de  Grandlieu  lies south west of Nantes, covering covers 19 communes in the Herbauges,…
Rich Aromatic White

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine

AOP/AOC by decree dated 14th November 1936, amended 9th November 2011 Vineyard Location The Muscadet Sèvre et Maine area extends across some twenty communes to the south east of Nantes.…
Rich Aromatic White

Orléans

Appellations Orléans/Orléans-Cleary Pinot Meunier, better known as one of the trio of grapes used for Champagne, predominates in Orleans. AOC Orléans makes fine light-bodied reds and whites, while AOC Orléans-Clery…
Dry Rosé Fruity Red Rich Aromatic White

Pouilly-Fumé

Appellation Pouilly Fumé and Pouilly-sur-Loire Pouilly Fumé’s smoky “gunflint” aroma is its trademark, especially notable in wines grown on limestone soils. Unlike Sancerre, its neighbor on the left bank of…
Crisp Dry White

Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru

  AOP/AOC by decree dated 10th August 1954, amended 22nd November 2011   Vineyard Location The Quarts de Chaume appellation area lies in a small part of a single commune…
Sweet

Quincy

  As testimony to the high quality of wines from Quincy, it was the second appellation created in France, after Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the Rhône. Quincy produces exceptionally racy, dry wine…
Crisp Dry White

Reuilly

  Best known for producing refreshing Sauvignon Blanc in a style similar to its better-known neighbor Sancerre, Reuilly also makes equally appealing reds and rosés.   Vineyard Location: Reuilly is…
Crisp Dry White Dry Rosé Fruity Red

Rosé de Loire

AOP/AOC by decree dated 4th September 1974, amended 20th October 2011 Vineyard Location The Rosé de Loire appellation extends  across  the  Anjou  and  Touraine AOC areas. Vineyard area 900 ha.…
Off-Dry Rosé

Rosé d’Anjou

AAOP/AOC by decree dated 14th November 1936, amended 15th November 2011 Vineyard Location The Cabernet d’Anjou and Rosé d’Anjou appellations overlap with the AOC Anjou area Vineyard area 1,890 ha…
Off-Dry Rosé

Saint-Pourçain

AOC by decree dated 18th May 2009, amended 7th September 2011. Vineyard Location The vineyard area covers 19 communes of the Allier department, on a strip of land 7 km…
Crisp Dry White Dry Rosé Fruity Red

Samur Brut Rose

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Sparkling

Sancerre

Appellation Sancerre The white wines of Sancerre are among the world’s most celebrated Sauvgnon Blanc wines   Vineyard Location: situated on the left bank of the Loire at the eastern…
Crisp Dry White Dry Rosé Fruity Red

Saumur

Saumur is the heart of the Loire wine business; most leading regional merchants have their offices in the area. Rich in the region’s famed tuffeau, this calcareous rock was quarried…
Earthy Red

Saumur Blanc

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Rich Aromatic White

Saumur Brut

Vineyard Location: The Saumur sparkling wine production area overlaps the Saumur appellation area but extends further to the  west, corresponding to the old Saumur administrative district. Vineyard area: 1,260 ha. History: Saumur enjoys …
Sparkling

Saumur-Champigny

AOP/AOC by decree dated 31st December 1957, amended 8th June 2011 Vineyards Location: The name Champigny can be  added to some of the  Saumur  appellation’s   greatest   red   wines,   made    in the…
Earthy Red

Savennières

AOP/AOC by decree dated 8th December 1952, amended 9th September 2011.   Vineyard Location: The area includes only three communes south of Angers on the right bank of the Loire –…
Rich Aromatic White

St Nicolas de Bourgueil

AOP/AOC by decree dated 31st July 1937, amended 22nd September 2011 Vineyard Location: This  appellation  follows  the  boundaries  of the  village  of Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil; its vineyards are planted in the west of…
Dry Rosé Earthy Red

Sweet Wines of Anjou

  Western Anjou is home to some of France’s greatest vineyards for fine sweet wine: Coteaux du Layon, Quarts de Chaume and Bonnezeaux. The only grape allowed in these appellations…
Sweet

Touraine

A large and varied region, Touraine produces wines in every color – white, rosé and red – from an expansive palette of grape varieties.    Vineyard Location: This appellation stretches…
Crisp Dry White Dry Rosé Earthy Red Fruity Red Rich Aromatic White Sparkling

Touraine Amboise

Vineyard Location: The Touraine Amboise vineyards lie upstream from Tours, and include 6 communes on the right bank of the Loire and 3 on the left bank. Vineyard Area: 180 hectares History:…
Rich Aromatic White

Touraine Azay-le Rideau

Vineyard Location: The appellation extends across six communes on the banks of the Indre and the Loire, close to where the rivers meet. Vineyard area: 40 hectares History: The Azay-le-Rideau vineyards are almost…
Rich Aromatic White

Touraine Cot

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Touraine Mesland

Vineyards Location: The Touraine-Mesland appellation area lies on the right-hand bank of the Loire, just downstream from Blois and opposite Château de Chaumont with its internationally-acclaimed gardens, parkland and landscape management areas.…
Fruity Red Rich Aromatic White

Touraine Mousseux

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Sparkling

Touraine Noble Joué

AOC by decree dated 19th April 2001, amended 8th June   Vineyard Location: Between the Indre and the Cher, south of the Tours conurbation Vineyard area: 35 ha. History: There is evidence that…
Dry Rosé

Vouvray

Vouvray is the largest white wine appellation in the Anjou-Saumur-Touraine region, producing Chenin Blanc wines in a range of styles from dry and sparkling to sweet dessert wines.   Vineyard…
Rich Aromatic White
 
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