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Loire Valley Uncorked - CLOSED

Rue de la Paleine, 49260 Le Puy-Notre-Dame, France
+33 5 49 22 34 09
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Wine tasting heaven!"

This was a fourth annual visit to the wonderful Sarah-Jane and Gerald Beaumont in Pouncay near to... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2011
UK West Country
Enlightening and delightful

On a quiet Sunday afternoon, Gérald was very kind in introducing us to some Loire Valley wines and... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2011
San Diego, California
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From a Loire Valley wine-making family, Gérald, a bilingual French wine professional hosts private half-full day wine tours & tastings at niche organic and biodynamic Domaine's. Available as a day trip from Paris with collections from Angers and Saumur. Sharing inherent knowledge and a lifetime’s passion, alongside Gérald discover all aspects of wine-making, the annual work undertaken preparing the vines, the methods applied to create the blanc, rosé, rouge and sparkling wines, before concluding with a comprehensive and technical wine tasting. **At Bistrot Les Tontons experience a further wine tasting of Natural wines, accompanied by a lunch of freshly prepared local and regional cuisine, (**wine tour dependant).
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20 Nov 2014
“We actually learned about wine”
18 Oct 2014
“Afternoon wine tasting fantastic experience.”
Rue de la Paleine, 49260 Le Puy-Notre-Dame, France
+33 5 49 22 34 09
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

This was a fourth annual visit to the wonderful Sarah-Jane and Gerald Beaumont in Pouncay near to Saumur in the gorgeous Loire Valley. Tasting wine with Gerald is the most fabulous experience. It's like meeting old friends as previous vintages are re-assessed one year on....More

1  Thank plumfd
Reviewed 25 August 2011

On a quiet Sunday afternoon, Gérald was very kind in introducing us to some Loire Valley wines and a lovely wine-tasting experience. We had done several wine tastings before in California, but The Loire is.....well..... The Loire. Gérald took us around magnificent premises and wonderful...More

1  Thank danielgphoto
Reviewed 23 August 2011

My family and I did the "Vineyard Discovery" tour with at La Bellevue this August and it was fantastic. Even before we arrived they were very helpful and even organised for a taxi to collect us from our hotel in Saumur. When we arrived Gerald...More

1  Thank RJEngland
Reviewed 3 July 2011

After arriving to a warm welcome we went with our host on a tour around the vineyard which covered everything from the vines in the fields to the storage of them in the caves, amazing stuff. We then of course had to taste the wine...More

Thank Martin_Cusworth
Reviewed 3 July 2011

My husband, friends and I signed up for the Vineyard Discovery and, without exaggeration, this tour was the highlight of our holiday! Our guide, Gerard, was knowledgeable, entertaining, friendly and - too my great relief - English speaking! After a tour of the vineyard, wine...More

1  Thank Ccusworth
Reviewed 1 July 2011

The Loire Valley Uncorked wine-tasting weekend was truly one of our favourite weekend get-aways in a long time. We arrived in Pouançay, a little village near Saumur in the Loire valley, on Friday evening, and were instantly made to feel very welcome by Gérald and...More

2  Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed 22 June 2011

While holidaying for a week in the Loire we decided to visit some wineries and this was without doubt the best we tried. On arrival the bi-lingual Gérald greeted us warmly and took us around the vines, taking great care to have us understand the...More

3  Thank James_Buckingham
Reviewed 20 June 2011

I would recommend this tour to anybody, it's brilliant. The manager who showed us round really knew his stuff, spoke English fluently and wanted us to understand and appreciate what we were looking at/tasting. The tour was supposed to last around two hours but we...More

2  Thank DW28
Reviewed 14 June 2011

My son and myself have just returned from our 'road tour' in the wonderful Loire Valley during which time we penciled in a meeting with Gerald at the Domaine de la Paleine. We both very much enjoyed Geralds company and his knowledge on wine is...More

1  Thank turbojet_10
Reviewed 6 June 2011

I came to the Loire Valley with little appreciation of Loire wines. I left with a great deal, due in large part to Gérald Beaumont. Gérald is a storehouse of knowledge because he has lived with these wines all his life. He grew up in...More

1  Thank onebrilliantbottle
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