Wines of Anjou: take the road!
In the heart of the vines at Chateau de l'Epinay
As a starting point simply choose Angers. The dining cellars are numerous and the atmosphere is always warm. They allow you to get to know the wines of Anjou-Saumur, accompanied of course by local products. With a little luck, you can even toast over beautiful bar tables! Thus, you begin to awaken your palate, before continuing your road in that of the wines of Anjou.
After passing through the Maison des vins to better understand the Loire terroir and its different appellations, leave the city, follow Maine and let the river take you to the banks of the Loire. The river gently crosses the hills where the vineyards spread out. Savennière is one of the unavoidable: its hilly and sunny slopes produce white wines renowned throughout the world. And a few kilometres further on, the port de la Possonnière already invites you to a break or a shady walk along the river where you can see the gabares, traditional boats intended for transport.
Wine tourism: pleasure first and foremost
Just a stone's throw from these exceptional places is another one that makes its visitors happy. The castle of Epinay, buried in its green setting, is a real guardian of time. Its history dates back to the 13th century and it has not lost any of its beauty. Today transformed into a 4-star hotel, the establishment has become a jewel of the region. Ideally located, about twenty minutes from the centre of Angers, it is the hotel for the Wine Route in Anjou. After your hikes on the hillsides, on the occasion of the Fête du goût et du patrimoine, for example, you will return to your room and enjoy the natural swimming pool, the outdoor jacuzzi or the Spa. The Translayon (tasting tours), the retro Grand Prix du Vignoble (vintage car rally), the Saumur-Champigny (the world's largest open-air restaurant)... there are many activities in the region throughout the year. So many opportunities to stop at the Chateau d'Épinay, the hotel on the Route des Vins in Anjou. Successive owners have contributed to the charm of this place anchored in the heart of the heritage of these lands. The establishment also has a restaurant with authentic cuisine: on fine days, meals are served on the terrace facing the park. The Hotel awaits you to make your wine tourism experience even more unforgettable!