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Vendée Wine Route

Wine tours and wine tasting original ideas in the Vendée!

The Vendée’s French wine regions provide an unusual way to discover the delights of the region – through wine tours and wine tasting experiences. Wine growers are only too happy to share their knowledge with enthusiast… as well as a drop of their wine! There are some quite original ways to visit these vineyards…. electric car, by bike or on foot. Discover the Vendée from another angle!

The French wine region in the Vendée will take you on some interesting wine Routes and reveal many fascinating stories. During this experience you can visit, taste, and share interesting moments with the experts. Whether it’s by bike, by electric car, horse-drawn carriage or on foot, a special journey awaits you. 

A gourmet wine tour by bike or electric car in Mareuil

Tourists can explore the vineyards in the French wine region in the  Lay valley on their own, thanks to a 20-kilometre wine tour circuit. This route can be attempted by bicycle or in an electric car, both of which are equipped with GPS. Following the initiative of this wine tour, the route sets out from the Domaine Mourat, leading us to the foot of a windmill. In this idyllic setting, families or groups of friends can take a break and savour a delicious picnic served in jars accompanied by some Mourat AOC wines, part of the Fiefs Vendéens appellation.

For more information or to book:
+33 (0)2 51 97 24 98
tlibessart@mourat.com
Number of participants: up to 12 people. max (in 3 electric cars) /or up to 20 people. (on bikes)

Visite à vélo du Domaine Mourat à Mareuil sur Lay

Caval’cave in the vines at Brem sur mer

On the heights of Brem sur Mer, the 15-hectare wine estate is located in a preserved natural environment. The vines, deeply rooted in rocky lands (schist, granite, quartz) are perpetually swept by sea winds coming from the ocean.

Éric Sage, winemaker and happy owner of the Domaine, is eager to share his profession with others. To do this, he organizes long carriage rides in his naturally cultivated vineyard. He takes the time to explain in detail the different grape varieties and the work involved in creating his fabulous organic wines. The walk ends in style with a wine tasting session.
Wine Tours are available in French, English, or Dutch.

For more information or to book:
+33 (0)6 37 68 36 07
ericsage.vigneron@orange.fr

Domaine Mercier à Vix

The wine route of the South Vendée on a free ride

Sud Vendée Tourisme has put together a lovely 60 km wine tour for you to take by car... between waterways, wine estates and artists' studios.
Classified as one of the "most beautiful villages in France", Vouvant is the starting and finishing point of this loop.
The next stop is Pissotte, where you will meet the last winegrower of the village: Mathieu Coirier. Then a short stop in the Petite Cité de Caractère of Foussais-Payré.
We take the car again, towards the Marais poitevin and more precisely Vix, to visit the Mercier vineyards.
A little advice beforehand: think of the little stopover in Maillezais to enjoy a flat ride in the canals of the Green Venice and visit its abbey!