The highly reputed Château de la Bonnelière is the vineyard chosen for the Gourmet Odyssey wine-making experience in the Loire Valley. You can adopt vines in Chinon and participate in helping to make your own personalised bottles of organic wine at this charming Loire château vineyard. Gourmet Odyssey organises wine experience weekends at the winery where you can spend the day with the winemaker, working alongside him in the vineyard or learning about the work in the cellar.
Wine has been an important part of the Loire Valley culture ever since Roman times. The rolling vineyards and impressive château are to be found throughout the region and make up the heritage of the Loire Valley. The different terroir and micro-climates help produce a wide variety of wines, and the region counts over 50 wine appellations covering red, white, rosé and sparkling wines. The most common grape varietals for the red wines are Cabernet Franc, Gamay and Pinot Noir, and for the white wines, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay.