Visiting Bourgueil : wine & city guide
Visiting Bourgueil? Our exclusive guide and our advice to prepare your stay and organize a wine tasting in the cellars of the best wineries near Bourgueil.
Wineries in Bourgueil
Bourgueil is one of the three major Loire Valley red wine appellations in the area, along with Chinon and Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil. Today, the AOC produces wines whose quality and reputation are constantly improving. To organize a wine tasting in Bourgueil you will be never be out of options. Several dozens winegrowers’ cellars await you, and some very close to the city center, such as Bertrand and Vincent Marchesseau or Maison Audebert et Fils.
Our favorite wineries in Bourgueil
So difficult to choose only four wineries! It means leaving so many wine tasting options aside …
Bourgueil winery map
The Bourgueil vineyard spreads out peacefully over twenty square kilometers. Besides Bourgueil, the vineyard extends over five other villages authorized to produce the wines of the appellation (Benais, Chouzé-sur-Loire, La Chapelle-sur-Loire, Restigné and St-Patrice). From the banks of the Loire, the vines slowly move up the hillsides: an invitation to take your time to discover the terroir and the dozens of winegrowers in the Bourgueil area.
Worth visiting near Bourgueil
Top things to see in Bourgueil
The pretty village of Bourgueil is located about forty kilometers west of the city of Tours, the capital city of the Loire Valley. Popular places to visit within a few miles of Bourgueil include the Chateau of Rigny Ussé and the beautiful villages of Candes-Saint-Martin and Montsoreau.
Our selection for a great Bourgueil wine tasting!
After visiting Bourgueil and its vineyards, you will no doubt want to bring back some bottles as “souvenir” (so much better than a plastic Eiffel Tower, right?). Our selection, without limitation, of bottles to taste at the local wineries.
Selection of blog posts on Bourgueil wines and winemakers
Looking for inspiration? Our blog is full of posts, tips and useful links to help you prepare your wine tasting in Bourgueil, a key stopover on the Loire Valley wine route, between Tours and Angers.