“I grew up in Amboise, and, all my life, always remembered the divine beverage of this beautiful city, so dear to my heart”. King François I surely knew about the pleasures of life and appreciated the fruits of the local terroir. No matter white, red or rosé, still, sparkling or fine bulles, the divine nectar, so often chanted by Rabelais still enchants today the people’s meals.
Family traditions and troglodytic cellars
There should be no visit in Amboise without a tour to one of the many wineries spreading over the Loire landscapes. From the tiniest family-owned estates to the breathtaking underground cellars, you will meet enthusiast winemakers, in love with their land and keen on sharing their passion for a historical knowledge. Going deep in some of the greatest underground cellars, once amazing stone quarries, will surely give you unforgettable memories!
I believe that happiness comes to men where great wines are grown “Leonardo da Vinci”
At the end of your tour, have a little tasting of the terroir fruits. Whether chenin, Malbec or cabernet, the divine beverage is to be tasted with delight, and there are so many dishes to drink it with. You will enjoy your Touraine-Amboise with a delicate deer stew, your dry Montlouis with a fine Loire fish or your sparkling Vouvray with a sweet pineapple cake. And if, as Leonardo da Vinci said, “Happiness comes to men where great wines are grown”, you are about to experiment some very happy moments!