Caves Louis de Grenelle, Saumur

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Winery / Vineyard · Hidden Gem · Food & Drink
Taste a little sparkle--sparkling wine, that is--in a 15th-century limestone quarry at Caves Louis de Grenelle. The tuffeau limestone mined by prisoners of war provided the material that built many châteaux and houses in the Loire Valley. However, once the houses were built and the prisoners released, it was time to celebrate with a little bubbly; and that’s exactly what Louis de Grenelle and his family did. The caves are now used to age the precious grape essence in perfect atmospheric conditions. See bottles lining the chalky walls, waiting for their time to shine. The winery is still owned and managed by the family of Louis de Grenelle, who follow time-honored methods of fermentation established in 1859 by Louis himself. To visit Caves Louis de Grenelle and other attractions in Saumur, use our Saumur trip builder tool.
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  • We did the escape room experience. We took our daughters aged 8 and 9, sadly we speak little French and it was purely in French but many of the puzzles were not language related combined with our...  more »
  • Really recommend this tour - our guide was great and spoke excellent English. This was the first tour that we took and compared with the others we did, this was the most informative and clear. The...  more »
  • The tour down into the cave where the Sparkling Wine is produced and stored was truly amazing! I had no idea that making sparkling wine was such a long process! We saw thousands of bottles stacked along the walls in various stages of the process to to become sparkling wine.
  • Brilliant visit and lovely place, took a lot of bottles home to the uk.

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