Saumur brut fines bulles

DateSamedi 02/09/2017
Departure pointChâteau de Saumur
49400 Saumur
49 - Maine et Loire
coordinates[latitude] - [longitude]
Appellation involvedSaumur brut fines bulles
Distance9 km

Hike(s) - Départures : 

  • Classical itinerary
    entre 9h30 & 10h
    entre 10h & 10h30
    entre 10h30 & 11h
    entre 11h & 11h30
    entre 11h30 & 12h
    entre 12h & 12h30
    entre 12h30 & 13h
    entre 13h30 & 14h
    Departures every 20 minutes.

  • Classical hike - english spoken
    please come 15 minutes before.

Language(s) Spoken :

A dazzling sparkler...

This Vignes Vins Randos trail takes us through the heart of the Saumur Brut Fines Bulles appellation, telling the story of Saumur through its vineyards, caves, historic monuments and breathtaking panoramic views.

  1. 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 wines.    

  2. 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 can see.

  3. 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