AOP Touraine


The AOP Touraine was born in 1939, and is one of the biggest appellations in the Loire Valley. From Chambord to Azay-le-Rideau, passing by Chenonceaux and Chaumont-sur-Loire, the AOP Touraine vineyards stretch themselves out lazily along the Loire and its tributaries. At the very heart of the Garden of France, 6 300 hectares of vines fan out as far as your eyes can see, overlooking the Loire here, growing along the Cher river over there, in the Indre-et-Loire (37) and Loir-et-Cher (41) departments.

The AOP Touraine includes five geographical denominations, each bringing personality to the wines and highlighting the specificities of the terroirs:

  • Touraine-Amboise
  • Touraine Azay-le-Rideau
  • Touraine-Chenonceaux
  • Touraine-Mesland
  • Touraine-Oisly

The AOP Touraine, whose specifications changed in 2011, has produced wines in 4 different colors since the beginning:

  • White wines that are aromatic and floral,
  • Fine and fruity red wines,
  • Light and delicate rosé wines,
  • Lively white and rosé sparkling wines.