Sancerre Private Tour – From Paris

Discover the beautiful medieval village of Sancerre and meet local producers with a full-time wine expert

Duration

1 day

Group

Min. 2 / Max. 6 pers.

Departure

Pick-up at your hotel in Paris

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Tasting

Min. 2

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Language

French or English

Transport

Car or Minivan

+33 610 23 56 34

geraldine@winedomini.com

for more information

From 170€ / pers

Geraldine, our bilingual guide, is a wine expert.

She has been conducting wine tasting and wine trips for the past 15 years.

She is a knowledgable and friendly guide who will guide and assist you during the whole trip.

Géraldine is CEO of Wine Domini, WSET, CWS, DTO Institute of Oenology – Burgundy

ITINERARY – Sancerre Private Tour – 1 Day

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Around  2 hours from Paris, the beautiful small town of Sancerre located at an altitude of 312 meters is overlooking the Loire Valley and the surrounding hills. It was founded in the X century and was a former protestant stronghold. Sancerre is also famous worldwide for its elegant wines based on Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir

 

  • Departure: 7:30am (pick up at your hotel)
  • Arrive around 10:00am at Sancerre
  • Enjoy a beautiful walk in the narrow and steep streets of Sancerre which have retained their medieval character. Visit La Tour des Fiefs, the only remaining tower from the old castle. From the top, enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the surrounding countryside
  • Wine tasting at Domaine Vacheron, one of the most renowned Sancerre producer for its white wines, made of sauvignon Blanc, as well as for its red wines made of Pinot Noir
  • Lunch in Sancerre, bistrot style restaurant
  • Leave Sancerre and drive through the hilly countryside to go to another smaller village called  Thauvenay
  • Visit of the cellars + Wine tasting at  Eric Louis winery*. The family has been devoted its passion and values to Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir for 5 generations. Private visit of the cellar, explanations on how they elaborate their wines, tasting of 5 wines paired with various goat cheeses
  • If time permitted, here are only few kilometers from Sancerre to the beautiful village of Chavignol, the world famous village known for its goat cheese.  Stop at a goat cheese factory where you will learn all the secrets about the production of goat cheeses and taste the various types depending on the degree of affinage.
  • Return to Paris around 8 pm (depending on traffic)

wineries are subject to change if not available at the time of your visit.  If you have any request regarding a specific producer, please let us know at the time of reservation.

 

Sancerre tasting with an expert, custom tailored to your schedule!

My wife and I had a fantastic day trip in early October from Paris to Sancerre, where we visited both small and large vineyards and learned more than we ever knew there was to know about Sancerre! We had a delicious lunch at a restaurant with a breathtaking view, truly enjoyed getting to know Geraldine throughout the day, and never felt rushed at all. Her worldly experience with wine enabled her to put things in terms that we could easily understand. She was very responsive over email during the planning stages and shared recommendations and ideas based on our interests. We hope to visit the area again and would absolutely book another trip with Geraldine!

Mike, Boston

Date of experience: October 2018

Judy, Washington DC, District of Columbia

Date of experience: May 2019

 
Couldn’t have asked for a better experience than what Geraldine offers in her Sancerre tour. This is not just a ‘wine tour,’ it’s a guided journey through time in a region cultivated from some of the most incredible vineyard landscapes on earth. Geraldine’s love of wine is deep-seated from her early days growing up in Champagne, and she’ll share how her palate has evolved over time from living many places abroad. Her vast knowledge of French art, food, history and culture is thorough, enough to make the conversation in the car ride from Paris an easy and enjoyable one. Pre-booking, her communication was excellent and she is willing to work with you on agenda that suits. Her prompt, early arrival for pickup is designed to give you the fullest possible day in the Loire Valley, and her contacts with local wine and cheese-makers provide an in-depth tutorial you just can’t get with ‘big bus tours.’ You’ll leave Sancerre with a new appreciation for it’s culture and history, not just associating it as a name on the bottle. We wouldn’t hesitate to book another outing with Geraldine the next time we are in the Paris area.
 
Andrew – Chicago 
Date of experience: May 2019

Prices & Departure dates

* Price depends on the number of participants in your group  (private tour only)

  • 2 people: 270 € / pers
  • 3 people: 240 €/ pers
  • 4 to 5 people: 195€ / pers
  • 6 to 7 people: 170€ / pers

Includes:

  • Transportation by car or minibus
  • Free pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • Visits and tasting at the 2 wineries
  • Bilingual professional and wine expert guide

Excludes:

  • Lunch is not included (about 20€ extra)
  • Personal expenses

Paiement:

30% deposit at the time of reservation

Cancellation Policy:

There will be a 30% fee incurred if a confirmed tour is cancelled more than 7 days before the actual tour date and a 50% fee if cancelled between 3 to 7 days. For cancellations made within 3 days, no refund will be provided.