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Wine tours, masterclasses and food

Wine Tourism

Situated just 7km from Chinon, Loire Valley Retreat is the ideal base to explore the wonderful wines of the Loire Valley.  From Muscadet to Sancerre, Bourgueil to Saint Pourçain, let us help you sort your Sauvignon from your Pinot! 

Guests staying here can enjoy wine tasting at their level - from beginners through to more experienced wine fans we can offer basic wine and cheese pairings, masterclasses, and winery visits to a selection of hand -picked wineries.

If you're looking for a sophisticated but fun group event, why not book our 'make your own wine' session - ideal for a group of friends or a team building exercise. 

Don't forget the Loire Valley isn't just well know for its wines - there are also fantastic regional specialities available in markets and small local restaurants, in addition to the earthy home-cooking we offer from our own kitchen.

wine tours

Sit back and relax as a bilingual local winery guide takes you on a tour of some of the area's best kept secrets. 

Wine masterclass

In Vino Anima, putting the spirit in wine, is our partner for wine education.


Local specialities include goats cheese, river fish, dried appleas, pears & - known as Black Gold in the region - the Truffle.


All our cottages are different but in each one you will find taste, quality and attention to detail.