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Chateau du Petit Thouars

La Chaussee, 37500 Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 95 96 40
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Chateau du Petit Thouars is an award-winning family-run vineyard located in the heart of the Loire Valley wine country: between Chinon, Saumur, and Bourgueil. We are open year-round for free wine tastings in our traditional salle de degustation/tasting room and look forward to welcoming you to the joys of our 100% Cabernet Franc wines! Wine tasting - Cellar Tours - Group Lunches and Dinners - Picnics in the vines - Boat Tours.
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“loire valley” (12 reviews)
La Chaussee, 37500 Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 95 96 40
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's nothing commercial about your trip to Petit Thouars. Find this little gem and enjoy the magical story of Darcy and her husband as they make ago in the wine business as 13th generation proprietors on this magical wine estate. Do stay for lunch.

Thank scott t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Château du Petit Thouars is located between Chinon and Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud and is reachable by bicycle from both. It is surrounded by picturesque rolling fields of sunflowers and vines. We did a wine tour (booked through Viator) of the family run Château and...More

1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Darcy and Sebastien were absolutely wonderful and very good at welcoming us to their chateau. Elizabeth and George and even the pets were friendly and extremely memorable. Our children had fun and we got to taste delicious wines! Win-Win.

Thank Adie M
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this beautiful family home. A bonus was we had the choice of the tour in English and French. Pedro our guide was brilliant at trying to make it interesting for our 16 year old too. Very friendly and definitely recommended.

Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We booked the Epicurian tour and tasting on the website and had a fantastic time. D'Arcy took us to see the vines and then into the cave where the wine is aged in barrels. Sebastien conducted the tasting and was very interesting and knowledgable as...More

Thank HollyRS_12
Reviewed 14 August 2017

What a wonderful find this is! The chateau is an impressive property set in stunning surroundings. We were warmly greeted by Sebastian, the owner of the chateau, who introduced us to Pedro, his 'wine educator', assistant. Both were extremely passionate and shared their knowledge of...More

Thank martaN2217BI
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We were guided through the whole wine- making process by the owner of the chateau - Sebastian ( & his dog- Dimitri !). Shown the vines in the shadow of the chateau itself, the wine-making cellar & the limestone caves where the casks mature. Then...More

Thank painlessdentist
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is such a rare find! We got to tour the beautiful chateau inherited by Sebastian and his wife Darcy. They are such lovely people, and very friendly. They were the best hosts. Darcy was so informative on our tour of the vineyard and gave...More

Thank TiffanyT012013
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We didn't know that we had to book a tour in advance, but the hosts let us join one of their arranged tours a few minutes after our arrival. A very warm welcome by Darcy. We enjoyed the atmosphere on their premises. The tour was...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Sebastian and Darcy are kind and gracious hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the grounds and a tasting of their wines. Sebastian was very kind and generous with his time. Would recommend anyone to book a tour on their website and pay them a...More

Thank Sergei K
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