Vignobles & Découvertes : Muscadet Loire Océan
The Vignobles & Découvertes label aims to provide quality visits and services on the theme of wine. The label appeals to a customer base that appreciates the world of wine without necessarily being connoisseurs, and offers a range of quality services: accommodation, cultural sites, activities and leisure, cellars to visit, restaurants, exploration of natural spaces, events, etc.
Seven destinations in Loire Valley have been awarded the label : Val de Loire, Amboise - Val de Loire, Chenonceau - Vallée du Loir - Chinon, Bourgueil, Azay - Saumur, Val de Loire - Vallée du Layon - Muscadet Loire Océan.Destination : Muscadet Loire Océan
Under the influence of the Loire, the Lac de Grand-Lieu, the sea and the subterranean rocks, Muscadet expresses the variety of the Loire-Atlantique regions. The Muscadet wine-growing area extends over almost 30,000 acres and encompasses 70 districts.
There are four AOC appellations: Muscadet, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire and Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu, which benefit from the variety and all the riches of the surrounding countryside.
Wine growers, accommodation providers, restaurateurs, tourist sites and leisure service providers are all players who bring their wine-producing area to life. The “Muscadet Loire Océan” destination offers a selection of 22 cellars where the wine producers take pleasure in telling the history of their estate and letting you sample their wines. Nine restaurants are dedicated to serving wines from the Muscadet region, offering a flavoursome choice.
Visitors can also continue the tasting experience with a visit to the OH LA L.A. Quelle aventure ! sites that offer high-quality tours for all ages: the Musée du Vignoble Nantais, the magnificent Château de Clisson, and the Château d’Oudon overlooking the Loire.
Cycling is also a wonderful way to discover this region: Le Vignoble à Vélo is a 107-km network through the vines. The circuit is divided into five loops that pass through towns and countryside. The Loire à Vélo itinerary allows you to take in the Ancenis hillsides, following the Loire as your guide. Hiking and canoeing along the Sèvre Nantaise are also extremely popular activities at the heart of the Muscadet wine-growing region.
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