Touraine-mesland

NEW IN 2019

ECOLE DES VIGNES: LEARN TO TASTE!

Become a wine tasting professional ! Before or after your ride, participate to a tasting course with a professional wine taster. On the VVR village, after an hour of workshop, the Val de Loire wines won't have any secret for you.

The access is strictly reserved for the VVR hiking participants over 18 years old. Be careful, the workshop is in french.  Book in your tickets during your hiking registration (15 euros per adult ). 
Warning ! the time and duration of the hike must be taken into account when choosing the tasting course schedule.

 MEETING POINT
Meet at VVR's village
 
 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (subject to availability)
Thank's for check-in 15 minutes before
14:00



 DateSaturday 31/08/2019
Departure pointFerme de la Cabinette, La Cabinette
41150 Onzain
41 - Loir et Cher
coordinates lat. 47.52262 - long. 1.19236
DistanceParcours classique : 7.5 km
Parcours famille : 4.5 km
DurationParcours classique : 3h30
Parcours famille : 2h

AVAILABLE
Hike(s) - Départures
(subject to availability)

CLASSICAL ITINERARY
Departures every 15 minutes.
entre 9h & 9h30
entre 9h30 & 10h
entre 10h & 10h30
entre 10h30 & 11h
entre 11h & 11h30
entre 13h30 & 14h

CLASSICAL ITINERARY IN ENGLISH
Register on the following time slots :
entre 14h & 14h30

FAMILY ROUTES
Register on the following time slots :
entre 14h & 14h30

Language(s) Spoken :

Discover the heritage and the range of quality wines from the Touraine Mesland appellation, accompanied by the specialties of the region. This designation offers wines of all colors in a spirit of sharing and conviviality.

Located in the Onzain village, Vines Vins Randos offers a gourmet walk between vineyards and forests in the heart of Touraine. Discover the Touraine Mesland appellation through bucolic landscapes, the vineyard and the tasting of the wines of the appellation.

Itinerary : 

1.       You leave the Cabinette farm towards the forest to cross the woods of Asnieres and Grosse Pierre. Then you arrive in the vineyards for your first tasting break with a breathtaking view of the vineyard of the appellation. You enjoy white wines with artisanal bites and you benefit from the explanations of a geologist on the landscape and the terroir.

2.       You continue the walk in the heart of the vineyards towards the village of Onzain. Then you discover a cellar of the appellation: the Domaine du Paradis where you can enjoy rosé wines with regional specialties.

3.       
To join the third break, you hike in the vineyards and see the castle of Alleu, which is today a private manor. You savor the red wines of the appellation in the middle of the vines before taking back forest trails and return to the point of departure.

At the end of your walk, all the winemakers welcome you to the VVR village. At the rhythm of a group of music animating the village, you can enjoy with products of local artisans. The wines tasted during the hike will be available for sale and children will enjoy the wooden games.

Picnics are allowed.

English trail:
  Departure at 2 pm. Register for the 2 pm & 2:30 pm time slot. 

Family walk: Family-friendly hike and all terrain strollers. Departure at 2:00 pm. Subscribe on 2:00-2:30 pm time slot.

English itinerary: a classic walk with a comment in English is offered. Departure at 2:00 pm. Subscribe on 2:00-2:30 pm time slot.

Vineyard School: Before leaving or returning from your walk, participate in a tasting class with a professional sommelier. On the 
VVR village, after an hour of workshop, the wines of the Loire Valley will have no secrets for you! Accessibility to the workshop is strictly reserved for participants of Vines Randos Wine. Book your seats when registering for your hike (15 € per adult).

For restauration, have a look at :
Domaine des Hauts de Loire : 02 54 20 72 57
La Charbonnette : 02 54 20 79 51
L'Aubinière : 02 47 30 15 29
Auberge de Launay : 02 47 30 16 82
Les Banquettes Rouges : 02 54 78 74 92
Assa restaurant : 02 54 78 09 01
Le Rendez-vous des Pêcheurs : 02 54 74 67 48
Auberge du Moulin à Vent : 02 54 20 70 60
For the night, we selected for you those places :
Château des Tertres : 02 54 20 83 88
Domaine des Hauts de Loire : 02 54 20 72 57
L'envol : 02 54 33 54 06
Les Douves : 02 54 20 82 66
Domaine Xavier Frissant : 02 47 57 23 18
Les caves du Père Auguste : 02 47 23 94 75
La Closerie Saint-Vincent : 02 46 65 03 08
Le Manoir de la Voute : 02 54 71 32 20
La Maison du Carroir : 02 54 74 69 94
Le Clos Pasquier : 02 54 58 84 08