A superb vineyard at the outskirts of Tours, the capital city of the Loire Valley.

Visiting Vouvray region, Loire Valley, France

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

The Vouvray wine region is located on the north bank of the river Loire, less than 10 minutes from the city center of Tours. Vouvray is certainly one of the most famous appellations of white Loire wines (along with Sancerre). Several dozen Vouvray wineries will welcome you for a wine tasting tour in their troglodyte cellars. Sparkling, dry, sweet, off-dry : the wines of Vouvray come in as many variations to the delight of Chenin Blanc lovers. The development of the Vouvray wine region is attributed to Saint Martin, who, according to a local legend introduced wine making in the Loire Valley. That was 1500 years ago!

Vouvray images
Visiting Vouvray region, Loire Valley : Vineyards around Vouvray
Vineyards during harvest in Vouvray
Visiting Vouvray region : The castle of Moncontour
The castle of Moncontour in Vouvray, also famous for its wines
Visiting Vouvray region : Rochecorbon village
Rochecorbon : a pretty village near Vouvray @ Michel Petit
Visiting Vouvray region : Chateau Gaudrelle winery vineyards
Château Gaudrelle's vineyards in Vouvray

Wineries nearby

Wine tasting in Vouvray? Several dozen wineries await you, and some only a few kilometers from the city center of Tours, such as Château Gaudrelle or Domaine Le Capitaine.

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”.

Saint-Gatien Cathedral of Tours


The capital city of the Loire valley wine region, a must stopover during your wine and château tour.

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.