Present in 14 communes, the Sancerre vineyard extends over pretty hills that are favorable to the vine. Indeed, the exposure and the calcareous and siliceous soils of the vineyard contribute strongly to the quality of the wines, which are renowned for their delicacy.
Take advantage of your stay in sancerre to meet the winegrowers of the surrounding estates who will explain the specificities of the region and the terroir and will make you taste their wines.
Domaine La Gemière is a 19-hectare family estate located in Crézancy en Sancerre, 10 minutes from Sancerre. A visit to the estate will allow you to discover the facilities and processes used to produce Sancerre wines. You can also enjoy a tasting of the estate’s wines, which will be accompanied by Chavignol crottin, a famous goat cheese from the region.
Domaine Jean-Marc et Mathieu Crochet is another family property in the Sancerre vineyard, less than 10 minutes by car from the village. Dating back to the 16th century, this estate is run by passionate owners, a father and his son, who will be delighted to introduce you to their craft and products during a commented tasting of their range of wines.
The Domaine de la Garenne cultivates 12 hectares of vines 5 kilometres from Sancerre, in Verdigny. The winegrower couple, Fabienne and Benoit, will not fail to show you their estate and facilities. Then, they will make you taste their range of the famous Sancerre wine. Just about 3.5 kilometres northwest of Sancerre, the Moreux family will welcome you to their 10 hectare family farm located in the village of Chavignol, famous for its eponymous goat cheese. They will offer you a tasting of their white, red and rosé Sancerre vintages.