With eight designations of origin, there are lots of vineyards and cellars to be visited in the Loir-et-Cher. Several estates open their doors to visitors so that you can discover their know-how, such as:
The salon des Vins du coin which takes place at the end of the year is worth a visit, it showcases winemakers who make natural wines in the Loir-et-Cher and surrounding areas.
Established in Blois, the Poulain chocolate factory gave some others the idea of making chocolate too.
These include the Max Vauché chocolate factory in Bracieux; workshops for children and adults, guided tours, Choco’Bar.
- Biscuiterie de Chambord : the historic Loir-et-Cher biscuit factory producing the famous Sologne Palet biscuits and many other delicious treats.
- L’Atelier St-Michel :guided tours of the biscuit-making workshops.
- Les biscuits de Nathisserie : workshops for children and adults
Some farms are committed to sustainable development and they welcome visitors:
- La Ferme de la Guilbardière : dairy cows with milk processing (milk and faisselle cheese).
- Le Mohair du Grand Chambord : angora goats and alpacas farm with making of wool articles.
- Ferme de la Cabinette ; guided visits Friday evening in July and August
One of our personal favorites at Ethic Etapes
Le Petit Jardin à Blois : a neighbourhood grocery store selling organic and local produce.