Viti Loire wine and food festival in Tours, France
6 – 7 June 2020
6 – 7 June 2020
Held in the city Tours in the beautiful Loire Valley, an area synonymous with fine wine, Viti Loire promotes the wines of the region.
With over 150 wine producers present, there is a great diversity of offers and grape varieties to sample during the two days of the festival.
As well as the wine bars raising awareness of the traditional wines of this region, this festival features craft markets, cooking demonstrations from top chefs, and opportunities to learn about wine tasting.
You can also explore further afield on a walking or cycling tour through the many wineries of the region.
The Loire Valley is France’s premier wine region with over 70 AOC wines.
AOC stands for ‘Appellation d’origine contrôlée‘ (controlled designation of origin).
This is a French certification granted to regional French agricultural products such as wine, cheese, and butter.
A wide variety of wines are produced in the Loire Valley, and it is especially well-known for its dry whites such as Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé, and Vouvray.
Wineries, castles, picturesque villages and lush countryside abound in the beautiful Loire Valley.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000, it is recognized as an area of special cultural significance.
You’ll find the historic city of Tours, home to Viti Loire, right in the heart of the Valley.
Meander through the cobbled streets of the old district drinking in the medieval atmosphere as you explore the cathedrals, squares, half-timbered houses, and terraces of this town of town of art and history, culture and gastronomy.
In addition to visiting a winery or two, a visit to one of the region’s famous chateau is a must.
Château de Chambord is one of the most inspiring with its distinctive French Renaissance architecture.