Loire Wine Tour - June 2023 (SOLD OUT)

Loire Wine Tour with Pascaline Lepeltier

SOLD-OUT

Loire Wine Tour with Pascaline Lepeltier

June 25 – June 30, 2023

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YOUR 6 DAY LOIRE VALLEY WINE TOUR INCLUDES: 

  • Instruction throughout by Loire native sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier MOF
  • All professional-level tours and tastings at top quality wine producers
  • Services of a Wine Tour Manager throughout, to provide customer service and logistics support
  • 3 nights at 4-star Chateau Belmont Hotel in Tours, double occupancy
  • 2 nights at 4-star Hotel Novotel in Angers, double occupancy
  • Welcome drink with your instructor and tour manager
  • 2 gastronomic dinners with fine wines
  • 5 gourmet lunches with fine wines
  • 5 delicious buffet breakfasts
  • Deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach transportation throughout, with bottled water on-board
  • The complete WSG Loire Master-Level online course, including study manual, online webinars and online exam

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MEET YOUR LOIRE WINE TOUR GUIDES

Your Guide: Pascaline Lepeltier MOF

  • 2018 Best French Sommelier
  • Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) 
  • Restaurateur in New York
  • Wine writer
  • Loire Valley native

 

Pascaline is an amazing person and obviously loves to share her knowledge of the Loire. Her passion is palpable
Steven Strausbaugh
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, June 2022
Pascaline is one of the most passionate sommeliers I have ever met. I would go on a dozen more WSG trips if she were the guide.
Andrew Triska
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, June 2022
Overall it was an excellent trip. Jam-packed, but worth every moment. Learned so much - from Pascaline and the winemakers as well.
Pascaline was amazing. Even better than I expected. She was absolutely engaged at every turn and clearly was invested in the group really understanding the region.
Allison Burton-Parker
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, June 2022
WSG did an amazing job with organizing and providing this incredible learning experience. I look forward to taking more trips with WSG.
Pascaline Lepeltier was also outstanding. We feel incredibly lucky that we had a great trip coordinator and a great instructor. She is dynamic, knowledgeable, approachable, and pulls together the concepts.
Sunita Sheth
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, June 2022
... I also really enjoyed the food. The lunch on the first day in Sancerre was beautiful!
Pascaline was so down to earth and knowledgeable.
Harini Ara
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, October 2017
Very energetic and very knowledgeable about the region.
Catherine Yen
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, October 2017
The selection and variety of estates, the deep dive into terroir, the wines we had the opportunity to taste, the education we received were all first rate.
It is impossible not to love Pascaline. She has such incredible knowledge of this region that she is eager to share.
Mark Dowling
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, October 2017
It was a great opportunity to learn more about the wines of the Loire and taste some of the best wines along with the winemakers and/or owners.
Pascaline is super knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the Loire.
Paul Chaconas
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, October 2017


Your Tour Manager : Mary Kirk, DipWSET

Assisting the instructor and making sure logistics run smoothly and that your needs are answered will be Mary Kirk.

Mary has been leading wine tours in France for 15 years and has been tour manager for WSG study trips or over 5 years. She is also a DipWSET, FWS and certified French Sommelier-Conseil.

She may be a familiar face to some of you because she also takes care of WSG members as our Community and Membership Manager.

Mary also teaches wine in Paris, specifically Sommellerie at Ferrandi Gastronomic school of Paris, as well as the FWS program at the Butler Academy in Paris. Her other activities include leading wine events and consulting in the French wine sector.

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7 reasons to join our Loire Wine Tour in 2023:

  • Enjoy guidance and instruction from Loire Valley native Pascaline Lepeltier MOF
  • Travel to most of the region’s wine appellations including: Sancerre, Vouvray, Chinon, Saumur-Champigny, Savennières
  • Taste rare and distinctive wines including racy whites, refreshing rosés, reds that favor fruit over force, and sumptuous sweet and sparkling wines made from the versatile grape Chenin Blanc
  • Visit Sancerre, the most famous ambassador for crafting Sauvignon Blanc in the world.
  • Get access to some of the most prestigious and sought-after small wine producers
  • Enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the Loire river, including world-famous castles and churches
  • Indulge in the renowned, authentic cuisine of the Loire, including cave-cultivated button mushrooms, goat cheeses, black truffles, saffron, artichokes and all manner of tree and berry fruits.

Travel with a group of wine students who are serious about wine, either as wine professionals or committed wine lovers. Share an educational, epicurean and unforgettable experience while mastering the world of Loire. Wine tours are open to people from all countries, and are held in English.

Spectacular producers, well selected. Excellent introductions and guidance by Pascaline. Everything running!
Alex Bardsley
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, June 2022
Overall it was an excellent trip. Jam-packed, but worth every moment. Learned so much - from Pascaline and the winemakers as well.
Allison Burton-Parker
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, June 2022
WSG did an amazing job with organizing and providing this incredible learning experience. I look forward to taking more trips with WSG.
Sunita Sheth
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, June 2022
... I also really enjoyed the food. The lunch on the first day in Sancerre was beautiful!
Harini Ara
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, October 2017
The selection and variety of estates, the deep dive into terroir, the wines we had the opportunity to taste, the education we received were all first rate.
Mark Dowling
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, October 2017
It was a great opportunity to learn more about the wines of the Loire and taste some of the best wines along with the winemakers and/or owners.
Paul Chaconas
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, October 2017
This was a spectacular trip. The producers we were given access to couldn't have extended a warmer welcome and shared special wines and insights with us.
Heather Ritchies
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, October 2017
I enjoyed every moment of the 5 days we had with Pascaline... the study allowed me to get into the minds of these amazing biodynamic producers.
Vanessa Go
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, October 2017

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Estates visited on previous Loire Wine Tours

The list below is a sample of estates we visited in the past. We would like to thank the following estates and individuals for having welcomed us and our students on past Loire wine tours:

Domaine Gerard Boulay in Chavignol

Domaine Vincent Gaudry in Sury-en-Vaux  

Domaine de la Grange Tiphaine in Amboise

Domaine Vincent Careme in Vouvray 

Domaine Huet in Vouvray

Bernard Baudry in Cravant-les-Côteaux

Domaine de la Chevalerie in Restigné

Domaine Guiberteau in Saint-Just-sur-Dive

La Coulée de Serrant in Savennières

Domaine aux Moines in Savennières

Domaine de Closel in Savennières 

Domaine de la Louvetrie in La Haie-Fouassière

Domaine Vacheron in Sancerre

Domaine Vincent Pinard in Bue

Domaine Francois Chidaine in Montlouis-sur-Loire

Domaine Breton in Benais

Domaine des Roches Neuves in Varrains

Domaines les Grandes Vignes in Bellevigne-en-Layon

Mark Angeli in Bellevigne-en-Layon

Domaine de l'Écu in Le Landreau

Domaine de la Pépière in Maisdon-sur-Sèvre

 

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The Magic of the Loire

Become one of the few to understand and master the wines of this authentic part of France! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to travel through all the key appellations of this authentic wine region of France with a true expert and fabulous instructor.

By nature and nurture the Loire is an aristocratic place. Even the wines manifest this inherent equilibrium of structure and precision and grace. Over 300 castles and/or châteaux, plus gardens, vineyards and broad expanses of cropland, flank the Loire River. It is because of this exquisitely pastoral yet cultured landscape that the region is known as “Le Jardin de la France”, France’s Garden. It is the home of some of the most delicious, delectable, enjoyable French wines.

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