Between Chenonceau and Beauval zoo, a superb wine country in the heart of the Val de Cher.

Montrichard : wine country in the heart of the Cher valley

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

Montrichard enjoys an ideal location on the southern Loire Valley wine route: just 15 minutes from the majestic Château of Chenonceau, the Royal Château d’Amboise and the city of Saint-Aignan. This authentic medieval city seduces with its fortifications, its cobbled streets and its breathtaking view of the Cher valley. Not to mention the imposing feudal keep where, it is said, Richard the Lionheart was held prisoner. As for the vineyards, Montrichard is at the heart of the Touraine appellation and its variations: Touraine Chenonceaux, Touraine Oisly, but also at a stone’s throw of Cheverny and Valençay.

Montrichard images
Visiting Montrichard wine country : the medieval town
The medieval city of Montrichard, by river Cher
The bridge over river Cher in Montrichard
The bridge over river Cher in Montrichard

Wineries nearby

Wine tasting in Montrichard? Several dozen wineries await you, and some only a few kilometers from Chenonceau castle. In the town of Montrichard, we recommend the two following : Caves Monmousseau and Domaine Jean-François Mérieau.

Winery map

Things to do and to see in the area

Recommended attractions and must-see places nearby.
Wine tasting near Amboise castle : Amboise castle seen from the Loire river


A charming town, two remarkable castles and a wine appellation, “Touraine Amboise”.

Chaumont-sur-Loire, a charming village on the Loire overlooked by the castle


One of the most beautiful Loire Valley gardens on the land of the Touraine Mesland wine appellation.

The Chenonceau castle, on the river Cher


One of the most remarkable Loire Valley château has given its name to a new wine appellation : Touraine Chenonceaux.

A panda at the Beauval Zoo in Saint-Aignan

Saint-Aignan (Beauval)

Visit the Beauval zoo … and go wine tasting, in the heart of the Cher Valley vineyards. A wine lover’s must.