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

Anjou

This important appellation dates its winegrowing influence back over 1,000 years. Today it is best known for its fruity rosé and red wines. Vineyard Location:This appellation covers 128 communes in…
Earthy Red Fruity Red Rich Aromatic White
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Anjou Coteaux de la Loire

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
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Anjou Mousseux

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Sparkling
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Anjou Villages

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
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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
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Bonnezeaux

Appellations Bonnezeaux, Quarts de Chaume The sweet wines of Bonnezeaux and Quarts de Chaume have nearly infinite aging potential. Made with the Loire’s hallmark Chenin Blanc grape, they offer complex,…
Sweet
touraine

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
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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
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Cabernet d’Anjou

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…
Earthy Red
centre-loire

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
centre-loire

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
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Chinon

The historic town of Chinon is home to one of the Loire Valley’s most celebrated Cabernet Franc wines.    Vineyard Location: 19 communes located on both sides of the Vienne…
Dry Rosé Earthy Red Rich Aromatic White
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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
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Coteaux de l’Aubance

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
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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
centre-loire

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
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Coteaux du Layon

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
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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
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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
pays-nantais

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
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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 white wines it…
Dry Rosé Fruity Red Rich Aromatic White
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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
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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
centre-loire

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
anjou

Crémant de Loire

The Loire Valley is one of seven regions in France approved to produce Crémant, dry sparkling wines made in the méthode traditionelle, the historic method used in Champagne. While a…
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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
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Gros Plant du Pays Nantais

  Situated between the Loire and the Atlantic, this appellation is renowned for its exceptionally crisp white wine. Gros Plant is the local name for the Folle Blanche grape used…
Crisp Dry White
anjou

Jasnières

  Appellations Jasnières, Coteaux du Loir Made exclusively with Chenin Blanc, wines from Jasnières are lauded for their steeliness in youth and ability to improve and transform with age. Appellation…
Rich Aromatic White
centre-loire

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
touraine

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
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Muscadet

  Appellation Muscadet Générale   This appellation is dedicated exclusively to the production of crisp white wine from the Melon de Bourgogne grape. Perhaps the most famous partner for oysters,…
Crisp Dry White
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Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire

Appellations Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire, Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu These three regions may all produce Muscadet Sur Lie. Many wines from Muscadet Sèvre et Maine,…
Rich Aromatic White
pays-nantais

Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu

Appellations Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire, Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu These three regions may all produce Muscadet Sur Lie. Many wines from Muscadet Sèvre et Maine,…
Rich Aromatic White
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Muscadet Sevre et Maine

Appellations Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire, Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu These three regions may all produce Muscadet Sur Lie. Many wines from Muscadet Sèvre et Maine,…
Rich Aromatic White
centre-loire

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
centre-loire

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
anjou

Quarts de Chaume

  Appellations Bonnezeaux, Quarts de Chaume The sweet wines of Bonnezeaux and Quarts de Chaume have nearly infinite aging potential. Made with the Loire’s hallmark Chenin Blanc grape, they offer…
Sweet
centre-loire

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
centre-loire

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
anjou

Rosé de Loire

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 (10,000…
Off-Dry Rosé
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Rosé d’Anjou

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
saumur

Samur Brut Rose

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Sparkling
centre-loire

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
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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
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Saumur Blanc

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Rich Aromatic White
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Saumur Brut

  The ideal conditions for producing fine sparkling wine come together in Saumur: limestone soils, temperate climate and excellent cellars carved directly into the chalk slopes where the bubbly can…
Sparkling
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Saumur-Champigny

  A special denomination for the finest red wines in the region, it is believed that Champigny’s name is derived from the Latin campus igni (field of fire), because of…
Earthy Red
anjou

Savennières

This small appellation is celebrated for its distinctive white wines, the best of which have the ability to age and improve for decades.   Vineyard Location: On the south side…
Rich Aromatic White
touraine

St Nicolas de Bourgueil

This red wine appellation produces wines that can be enjoined in their youth and complement a wide variety of cuisines. Wines grown on limestone soils have the potential to age…
Dry Rosé Earthy Red
centre-loire

St Pourçain

Granted its AOC status in 2009, Saint-Pourçain is located literally in the center of France. While it produces a range of wines, the appellation is best known for its distinctive…
Crisp Dry White Dry Rosé Fruity Red
anjou

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

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
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Touraine Amboise

This appellation produces mostly red wine from Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Gamay. Whites range from dry and lean to honeyed sweet wines.   Vineyard Location: Located upstream from Tours, this…
Rich Aromatic White
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Touraine Azay-le Rideau

The balance of production in this region is split primarily between lively rosés of Grolleau and bright, Chenin Blanc-based white wines.   Vineyard Location: This appellation stretches over eight communes…
Rich Aromatic White
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Touraine Cot

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Touraine Mesland

In 1838, Touraine Mesland was the first area in the region to plant the Gamay grape. The AOC still embraces this juicy variety, often blending it with other classic Loire…
Fruity Red Rich Aromatic White
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Touraine Mousseux

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Sparkling
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Touraine Noble Joué

One of the original vin gris or “grey wines,” Touraine Noble-Joue is a blend of two red and one white grape. This distinctive combination gives the wine its fruitiness and…
Dry Rosé
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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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