A dazzling sparkler...
This Vignes Vins Randos trail takes us through
the heart of the Saumur Brut Fines Bulles appellation, telling the story of
through its vineyards
, historic monuments
- Depart from the Château by way
of the picturesque little lanes leading through old Saumur, past the Maison des
Compagnons and on to the majestic church built of tuffeau limestone. Continue through the town to today’s first
stop, Cave de Grenelle - a sparkling wine producer and a "cave touristique excellence". The winery cellar is
12 metres underground; here you will taste a Saumur Brut sparkling wine paired
with a local speciality food. There will also be a chance to find out more
about the Méthode Traditionnelle - the traditional method of making these
- On leaving the winery, you will make your way to the former railway line, now a pedestrian walkway. The trail takes
you right out into the vines, crossing the vineyards to reach Cave de
Seigneurie, the second stop for today’s walk. After learning a little about the
work of the winegrower and négociant you will be offered a Saumur Brut to try;
taste it while admiring the landscape of rolling vineyards as far as the eye
- You now leave the winery - but
not the vines. Stroll to a viewpoint overlooking the Loire, considered to be
the most beautiful view in the Saumur countryside. Stop to admire the famous château and other
Saumur sights - including the Loire and its bridges - without having to leave
the vineyards, then continue to the Gratien-Meyer winery. The winery is a very
unusual Art Deco structure built on top of a network of tuffeau caves, and the
location of our third stop today - on a terrace overlooking the Loire. Enjoy a sparkling Saumur Brut paired with a
local speciality food before heading back to the village.
The VVR team will extend a warm and
friendly welcome to the VVR village which is in very imposing surroundings, next to a Château built entirely of tuffeau limestone, where you can
while away the rest of your day. Refreshments will be available, and you can
buy the wines you tasted during today’s walk.
Live music will add to the party atmosphere, and the young - and young
at heart - can enjoy playing with the wooden toys and games provided.
You will have the possibility to continue your day by going to the wine market provided by the event Festivini.
Picnic space is available.
Solo : You want to do a VVR trail but your friends are not big fans of walks in
the vines ? VVR have thought about you and offers you the possibility to share
a walk betwen "solos", always accompanied by a wine-maker.
Not suitable for pushchairs
For restauration, have a look at :
Bistrot de la Place : 02 41 51 13 27
Le pot de lapin : 02 41 67 12 86
La Table des Fouées : 02 41 38 62 87
L'auberge de la route d'or : 02 47 95 19 01
For the night, we selected for you those places :
Camping Huttopia Saumur : 02 41 67 95 34
Le clos du Rucher : 02 41 52 35 89
Ami Chenin : 02 41 38 13 17
Le Lamartine : 02 41 50 92 63
Les Loges de Vignes : 02 41 52 21 78
Château de Chaintres : 02 41 52 90 54
Gîte du vigneron :
Domaine de Joreau :
Hostellerie la Croix Blanche : 02 41 51 71 11
Château de Verrières : 02 41 38 05 15
Le Parc : 02 41 67 17 18
Les Terrasses de Saumur : 02 41 67 28 48