47° 16' 00" N


0° 31' 00" E




about this subregion

The Touraine sub-region, nestled within the illustrious Loire Valley wine region of France, boasts a rich viticultural heritage and a captivating environment that has enthralled wine enthusiasts for centuries. Situated in the heart of the Loire Valley, Touraine is celebrated for its diverse terroirs, which provide the ideal conditions for cultivating an array of grape varieties.

Touraine's picturesque landscape is characterized by rolling hills, lush vineyards, and the winding Loire River, which moderates the climate, creating a unique microclimate for grape cultivation. The region's cool climate and limestone-rich soils contribute to the creation of wines that are renowned for their freshness and elegance.

Among the grape varieties cultivated in Touraine, Gamay and Cabernet Sauvignon take center stage for red wines. Gamay produces vibrant, fruity wines, while Cabernet Sauvignon contributes to the production of structured and age-worthy reds. On the white wine front, Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc shine. Sauvignon Blanc lends its zesty and aromatic qualities to Touraine's crisp whites, while Chenin Blanc is responsible for the production of versatile, complex, and often sweet wines.

Touraine's commitment to sustainable viticulture and its reverence for tradition make it a captivating destination for wine lovers. Its combination of diverse terroirs, environmental beauty, and grape variety diversity ensures that Touraine remains a significant and cherished part of the Loire Valley wine region, producing wines that capture the essence of this enchanting corner of France.


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Vineyard Hectares



1,300 - 1,500


Discover Terroir

The Touraine wine region extends from west to east. It starts in the Anjou region and ends in Sologne, covering 6 communes located on the right bank of the Loire river.

The climate of Touraine varies according to the area: While an oceanic climate predominates in the west, as one moves eastward, the climate becomes more continental.

Regarding soils, the soil of Touraine is mainly made up of limestone and a top layer of flinty clay or sand and gravel. In addition, within the region there is a great diversity of soils, such as fluvial alluvial gravels or tuff.


Most Planted Red Grapes Varieties:  Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Malbec

Most Planted White Grapes Varieties:  Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay

The Touraine wine region unveils a captivating collection of both red and white wines, each bearing the hallmark of its exceptional terroir. With its rich history and diverse landscapes, this enchanting region offers a symphony of flavors that captivate the senses.

The Touraine region is celebrated for its exquisite white wines, often crafted from the Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc grape varieties. These whites enchant with their vibrant aromas of citrus, tropical fruits, and delicate floral notes. Chenin Blanc expresses a luscious and textured profile, while Sauvignon Blanc boasts a zesty acidity that adds a refreshing twist to the wines. The harmonious fusion of these grapes yields whites that are both elegant and vivacious, perfect for pairing with a myriad of dishes.

In addition to its whites, the Touraine region surprises with its charming selection of red wines. Dominated by the Cabernet Franc and Gamay grape varieties, these reds exude a captivating array of red fruit aromas, hints of spices, and earthy undertones. The Cabernet Franc brings depth and structure, while the Gamay offers a youthful and exuberant character. With their supple tannins and a lively freshness, these reds invite exploration and make for delightful food companions.

The Touraine wine region cherishes its rich heritage, embracing the diversity of its terroir. The vineyards, scattered along the banks of the Loire River, benefit from a gentle climate that nurtures the grapes to perfection. The limestone and clay soils impart distinctive characteristics to the wines, reflecting the region's unique topography. The skilled winemakers artfully craft wines that showcase the essence of Touraine, ensuring that each bottle tells a story of tradition and passion.