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Explore the vines on a family wine estate

Activity - Holidays & weekends in Chançay

Explore the vines on a family wine estate - Activity - Holidays & weekends in Chançay
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Charmigny - Chançay

In the Loire valley, in the heart of the vineyards of Aoc Vouvray, 20 km from Tours and 15 km from Amboise, immerse yourself in the daily life of a family wine estate - an immersion in the World of the vine, the wine and the wine-making profession with Myriam, granddaughter and wife of winegrowers.

With Rendez-Vous in the Vineyards, I do not propose you simple visits of cellar and tastings, but to live a unique and authentic experience, off the beaten track, and to enter the secrets of the tasting and wines of Loire, For pedagogical services adapted to each one.

Whether you are novice, amateur or expert, small or large, private or professional… there is for all ages and all tastes !


Explore the vines on a family wine estate
3:00 - 1 person
40 €
3:00 - 1 person
13 €


Myriam Fouasse-Robert
+33 6 52 16 97 07
Languages spoken:

Practical information

EstablishmentRendez-Vous Dans les Vignes / Vignoble Alain Robert
Participants' profileAll ages
In detail

For walks in the vineyards, we advise you to bring you small walking shoes.

For the more chilly, a light jacket or a small wool are advised during the visit of the cellars in the tuffeau.

In case of sullen weather, consider bringing an umbrella or rain gear, as well as waterproof footwear.

In the case of a visit including a tasting in the vineyards and in case of too wet weather, the tasting will take place in the troglo winery.

Establishment policy

Security depositDown payment of 25% of the total service price
PaymentCredit card, cheque, bank transfer, paypal, holiday cheques (chèques vacances), cash
Deposit of 25% to be paid when booking. Payment of the deposit either online, on the website, or by bank transfer or check. Payment of the balance on the day of the visit, by check, cash or holiday vouchers.

Opening times

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Customer reviews

Value for money
Redhill, United Kingdom
July 2020
Brilliant tour ! A highlight of our holiday
We booked the three-hour tour of the vineyard, winery and cellar followed by tasting of 6 wines, with samples of excellent locally-prepared food. It was a delightful visit, and one of the highlights of our holiday. Our guide, Myriam (wife of the vineyard owner) was so knowledgeable and engaging, answering all of our questions and making the visit thoroughly enjoyable. Her English is superb. The selection of wines to taste was excellent and the food delicious. The price for the tour might seem high at first glance, but it is absolutely worth the money !
Paris, France
May 2019
Welcomed like old friends
This tour was a definite highlight of our trip to the Loire Valley. The ambiance at the winery is peaceful and welcoming. Our guide, Myriam, was absolutely lovely. She lead our group of 10 people through the vineyard and explained the history and techniques used by the family in cooperation with the AOC. After our stroll, we visited the caves and were greeted by a beautiful table prepared for us in the cellars ! We were all able to relax and visit while enjoying regional snacks paired with six different wines. It really felt like a behind the scenes look into the intricate world of wine making, made personal and welcoming by this special family ! We would absolutely go back again.
Pittsboro, France
May 2019
Thorough and excellent !
We visited the Vouvray area with the intent of enjoying wine and touring a vineyard. The “From Vine to Wine Tour” that Myriam provided at Vignoble Alain Robert (owned by her in-laws) was the perfect thing. We started with a wonderful walk through the vineyards where Myriam covered everything from biology to geology at a general level. She was also able to answer our more penetrating questions (we are scientists after all) on all topics. We then proceeded to the caves for lessons on production of still and sparkling wines. Once back in the tasting room, Myriam gave generous pours of seven different wines from the winery and matched them with small, delicious tidbits to illustrate how well the wines paired with food. If you just care about drinking, skip this tour ; but if you want the details from vine to wine (and from the soil to the vine too !) and enjoy knowing how good wine goes with good food, definitely do this tour !
January 2019
A wonderful introduction for beginners in wine appreciation
We had such fun at Myriam's Vineyard tour. Such a beautiful place and a very welcoming host. The wines we tasted were just lovely and paired with beautiful local foods. We would really recommend this experience. It was a relaxed and very personal tour. Tres bien.
Lincoln, United Kingdom
August 2018
Vineyard tour of Vignoble Alain Robert et Fils - Vouvray region
It was a tricky decision whether to go for Myriam's Vineyard tour or the tasting & evening boat trip on the Loire. We settled for the vineyard tour and had a most enjoyable time, that left us wishing we'd gone to both events. As we wanted to sample the wines and not worry about driving ourselves, we'd opted for public transport to the family run vineyard and Myriam was extremely helpful providing bus times and taxi numbers in advance, even collecting us from the local village bus stop. A look at the vines, then a tour of the production area & hand hewn caves where the wine is stored, was very interesting & informative. Myriam's extensive knowledge just added to the tasting of the wines produced by Alain Robert & Fils and a couple of other local vinters. The real stars of the event were the wines themselves, as mainly red wine drinkers we were taken aback by the quality of the Vouvray extra brut and Les Charmes produced at the vineyard, conclusion being that the French were keeping the best for themselves. A nice spread of local meats, cheeses and delicacies were the perfect accompaniment to the wine tastings. Our biggest regret is not buying more to take home with us. I would highly recommend this tour (and wine) to anyone. Good value and gives you a real feel for the wine production in this region.

Places of interest nearby

Castle Park of Valmer (2.4 km)
Castle of Valmer (2.4 km)
Church of La Sainte-Trinité (2.8 km)
Tourist Office of Montlouis-sur-Loire (6.3 km)
Tourist Office of Vouvray (6.4 km)
Aquarium of the Val de Loire (6.5 km)
Espace Ligeria (7 km)
Castle of the Bourdaisière (8.2 km)
Train station of Amboise (8.5 km)
Tourist Office of Amboise (8.7 km)

Access itinerary

From Tours: follow the Loire river bank, north side, towards Amboise. At the traffic light in Vouvray, go straight. Drive for a few kilometers then turn left towards Noizay / Chançay. Cross the village of Noizay: at the stop, go straight. Cross the plateau and the vineyards. After descending the plateau, take the first left (before the bridge over the line tgv). Drive for 1 km before arriving at Vignoble Alain Robert (light gray wrought iron gate surrounded by brick pillars). Possibility to park on the parking in front of the shed. From Amboise: follow the Loire river bank, north side, direction Tours. Drive for a few kilometers then turn right towards Noizay / Chançay. Cross the village of Noizay: at the stop, go straight. Cross the plateau and the vineyards. After descending the plateau, take the first left (before the bridge over the line tgv). Drive for 1 km before arriving at Vignoble Alain Robert (light gray wrought iron gate surrounded by brick pillars). Possibility to park on the parking in front of the shed. If you do not have a means of transport and stay in Tours, the Fil Bleu # 54 bus can be a solution to reach the vineyard. More information on request.

Events nearby

Last nameDescriptionDateCity
A fun and festive wine tourism event to discover the wines of the LoireMay 2023Tours (14.5 km)
Touraine Loire Valley Marathon
An accessible marathon for all on the banks of the LoireSeptember 2023Tours (14.8 km)
Terres du son
A big musical and ecological festival in Tours in the Centre regionFrom 7 to 9 july 2023Monts (22 km)
International Garden Festival
A unique place for temporary modern landscape creationsJune / July / August / September 2023Chaumont-sur-Loire (24 km)
World Cultures Festival
International folk dance and music festivalAugust 2023Montoire-sur-le-Loir (35 km)

Restaurants nearby

Last nameStyleRateCity
La Cave
French cuisine39 € Montlouis-sur-Loire (5.6 km)
Les Gueules Noires
French cuisine45 € to 60 € Vouvray (7.1 km)
Restaurant La Bréche
French cuisine72 € Amboise (8.6 km)
Le Clos d'Amboise
French cuisine38 € Amboise (9.1 km)
La Case a Pizza
Mediterranean8 € to 1250 € La Ville-aux-Dames (9.2 km)
French cuisine31 € to 46 € Monnaie (9.2 km)

Outings nearby

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Vines and heritage
HikeEasy1:45Vernou-sur-Brenne (3 km)
Amboise between the two waters
HikeEasy1:30Amboise (9 km)
Dolmen of the Grotte aux Fées and the castle of Plessis
Village visitEasy2:00Mettray (16.7 km)
Visit of Montrichard Val de Cher
Village visitEasy1:30Montrichard Val de Cher (26 km)
Autour du ruisseau de Villiers
HikeEasy30 minFaverolles-sur-Cher (26 km)
Barn Vaugarni
HikeEasy2:00Pont-de-Ruan (30 km)

Accommodation nearby

Last nameAccommodation typeRateCity
Moulin De Bacchus
Hotel98 € to 154 € per nightChançay
Maison de 2 chambres avec jardin clos a Chancay
Château de Noizay - ChâteauZen
HotelNoizay (2.6 km)
La Métairie
HotelVernou-sur-Brenne (2.8 km)
Chambre d'Hôtes Le Moulin des Landes
HotelVernou-sur-Brenne (3 km)
Chambres d'hôtes Les Perce Neige
Hotel82 € to 148 € per nightVernou-sur-Brenne (3 km)
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