Chinon is not only a great place for tasting beautifully made spiced-fruit red wines. Chinon’s landmark is the “Royal Fortress” which overlooks the city. Back to the medieval ages, in the days when Richard Lionheart was brought to the town after being wounded at a battle nearby. With the proximity of Bourgueil and Saumur, the region of Chinon is also a privileged destination for lovers of authentic and generous terroirs. Wine and food. On the wine side, Chinon totals over 200 wineries. Red wines (a lot), but also very elegant white and rosé wines. Welcome to Chinon, home of the best red wines in the Val de Loire region. Looking for the best wineries and wine tasting experiences near Chinon? Keep reading.