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…
Dry Rosé Earthy Red Fruity Red Rich Aromatic White Sparkling

Anjou Coteaux de la Loire

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

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

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

AOP/AOC by decree dated 23rd November 2010, amended 28th November 2013   Vineyards Location: This is the most central vineyard in France, and extends over two departments, Indre and Cher.…
Fruity Red

Chinon

AOP/AOC by decree dated 31st July 1937, amended 17th August 2016 Vineyards 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

Coteaux de l’Aubance

AOP/AOC by decree dated 18th February 1950, amended 24th October 2011   Vineyards 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

AOP/AOC by decree dated 15th May 1998, amended 24th October 2011   Vineyards Location: The vineyard extends across Loiret and Nièvre, and includes the 14 communes of Beaulieu, Thou, Bonny, Alligny,…
Crisp Dry White Dry Rosé Fruity Red

Coteaux du Layon

AOP/AOC by decree dated 18th February 1950, amended 23rd November 2011   Vineyards 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

AOP/AOC by decree dated 12th May 1948, amended 7th October 2011   Vineyards Location: The Coteaux du Loir appellation covers 16 communes in the Sarthe département and 6 in Indre-et-Loire. Vineyard…

Coteaux du Vendômois

AOP/AOC by decree dated 2nd May 2001, amended 24th October 2011   Vineyards Location: The Coteaux du Vendômois vineyards lie in the Loir and Cher département in the Loir valley to…

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

Coulée de Serrant

AOP/AOC by decree dated 26th August 2015   Vineyards Location: Harvesting, vinification, production and aging all take place within the commune of Savennières in the Maine-et-Loire département. Vineyard area: 7…
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Crémant de Loire

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

Production Specifications for AOP Muscadet Sèvre et Maine The ‘Communal’ label, authorised for use by Clisson, Gorges and Le Pallet is based on detailed  geological  and   organoleptic  analysis and strict…
Crisp Dry 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

Haut-Poitou

AOP/AOC by decree dated 22nd September 2011   Vineyards Location: The vineyards extend over 30 communes in the Vienne department and a single one in Deux-Sèvres, growing on an undulating…
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IGP Coteaux de Tannay

IGP dated 2011   Vineyards Location: IGP Coteaux de Tannay wines are made in an area covering 56 communes in north east Nièvre; the vineyards grow chiefly along the western…

IGP Côtes de la Charité

IGP dated 2011   Vineyards Location: The historic Côtes de La Charité vineyards lie in the Nièvre department, chiefly in the more remote villages of La Celle-sur-Nièvre, Nannay, Chasnay, Chaulgnes, Parigny-les-Vaux…

IGP Loire Valley

Protected Geographical Indication (IGP) since August 2009 Vineyards Location Production of Loire Valley  IGP wines is permitted across 14 Departments in the  Loire Valley  winegrowing region, namely Loire  Atlantique, Vendée,…
Dry Rosé Fruity Red Rich Aromatic 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

AOP/AOC by decree dated 23rd January 1959, amended 28th November 2013.   Vineyards Location: The Menetou Salon vineyards grow in the Cher department, extending across over the 10 villages of Menetou-Salon,…
Crisp Dry White Dry Rosé Fruity Red

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

Pouilly Fumé

AOP/AOC by decree dated 31st July 1937, amended 28th June 2011   Vineyards Location: The Pouilly Fumé vineyards lie in the Nièvre département on the right bank of the Loire, taking…
Crisp Dry White

Pouilly-sur-Loire

AOP/AOC by decree dated 31st July 1937, amended 28th June 2011   Vineyards Location: The Pouilly-sur-Loire vineyards lie in the Nièvre département on the right bank of the Loire, taking in…

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

AOP/AOC by decree dated 6th August 1936, amended 24th June 2014   Vineyards Location: The Quincy vineyards are in Champagne Berrichonne, on the edge of the plateau overlooking the Cher. The…
Crisp Dry White

Reuilly

AOP/AOC by decree dated 9th September 1937 (whites) AOP/AOC by decree date 24th August 1961 (rosés and reds) amended 8th September 2011   Vineyards Location: The Reuilly vineyards lie south…
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

Sancerre

AOP/AOC by decree dated 14th November 1936 (whites) AOP/AOC by decree dated 25th January 1959 (Rosés and Reds), amended 25th August 2011   Vineyards Location: The Sancerre vineyards lie on the…
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…
Dry Rosé Earthy Red

Saumur Brut

Vineyards 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…
Dry Rosé Sparkling

Saumur Puy-Notre-Dame

See production specifications for AOP Saumur   Vineyards Location: Puy-Notre-Dame lies 20km south of Saumur, and is the region’s highest point. The boundaries of the Saumur Puy-Notre- Dame appellation are…
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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.   Vineyards Location: The area includes only three communes south of Angers on the right bank of the Loire –…
Rich Aromatic White

Savennières Roche aux Moines

AOP/AOC by decree dated 23rd November 2011 Vineyards Location: Harvesting, vinification, production and aging all take place within the commune of Savennières in the Maine-et-Loire département. Vineyard area: 20 ha. History: The Savennières…
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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

Vineyards 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

Vineyards 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 Chenonceaux

See details for AOP Touraine   Vineyards Location: The Touraine Chenonceaux appellation vineyards grow on slopes on either side of the river Cher. Once the grapes are harvested, the wines are vinified…

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 Noble Joué

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

Touraine-Oisly

See details for AOP Touraine   Vineyards Location: The Touraine-Oisly appellation area encompasses 10 communes at the heart of Sologne’s winegrowing country, on the vast plateau of land between the Cher…

Vouvray

AOP/AOC by decree dated 8th December 1936, amended 8th June 2011   Vineyards Location: The appellation area begins at the eastern edge of the Tours conurbation and extends through 7 communes…
Rich Aromatic White
 
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