Bourgueil

Welcome to Bourgueil wine region, a charming village surrounded by gently sloping vineyards.

Visiting Bourgueil wine region

This travel guide will help you plan your stay and organize a wine tasting in some of the best wineries nearby.

Bourgueil. An evocative name (although the pronunciation of Bourgueil may be a challenge to many). Bourgueil is located about twenty-five miles west of the city of Tours, the capital city of the Loire Valley. Bourgueil is also one of the three major red wine appellations from the Touraine region. Over fifteen square miles, the Bourgueil vineyards stretch out in beautiful undulated hillsides. An invitation to go on an errand in the vines. The French associate Bourgueil with Jean Carmet, a famous French actor and emeritus ambassador of the wines of Bourgueil, where he was born. The tourist board of Bourgueil is now hosted in the actor’s family house. A good starting point for a wine tasting experience in Bourgueil. The pretty adjoining village of Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil will be a natural next step. Popular places to visit near Bourgueil include also the Rigny Ussé castle and the stunning villages of Candes-Saint-Martin and Montsoreau.

Bourgueil
Bourgueil images
Visiting Bourgueil wine region : an errand in the vines at fall
A romantic errand in the Bourgueil vineyards
Wine tasting near Bourgueil : the neighbor village of Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil
Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil : Bourgueil's neighbor "rival", also a charming village worth the visit
Visiting Bourgueil wine region : a stroll in the vineyard?
Vineyards in the hillsides of Bourgueil
Wine tasting in Bourgueil - Saint-Martin Church in Restigné @Spencer Means
Wine tasting in Bourgueil - Saint-Martin Church in Restigné @Spencer Means
Bourgueil

Wineries nearby

Bourgueil is one of the three great red wine appellations of the Loire Valley, along with Chinon and Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil. Today, the Bourgueil region produces wines whose quality and reputation have grown steadily in the past decades. To organize a wine tasting in Bourgueil you will be never be out of options. Several dozens wineries await you, and some very close to the city center, such as Bertrand and Vincent Marchesseau or Maison Audebert et Fils.

Winery map
Bourgueil

Things to do and to see in the area

Recommended attractions and must-see places nearby.