In order to better understand our wines, what better than to scour the countryside and discover the vineyards and winegrowing villages. Stop in at one of our growers’ wineries during your outing to share in a convivial, authentic experience by tasting their wines.
Open on weekends
When you come to visit the local villages, you will be able to taste our famous Crottin de Chavignol cheese. This cheese, more commonly called Chavignol, originates from the hills in the Sancerre region around the village of Chavignol.
Chavignol goat’s cheese is relatively dry in texture. Its intensity and length on the palate call for a white wine that features pronounced acidity, which makes for a remarkable match.
Sancerre’s pastures benefit from the same terroirs as its wines, so pairing the cheese with a local white wine is ideal.
There are three types of Crottin de Chavignol, depending on how long it has ripened : young, with a bluish rind, or aged. When young, it is fresh and fruity. When the rind turns bluish, the cheese is more flavourful and assertive, while the aged version is even more powerful, robust, and intense.
Wine is an essential part of gastronomy and your experience with our wines also extends to the dining table. Enjoy a meal at one of our talented local chef’s restaurants in one of the winegrowing villages and discover the pairing between wine, food and the creativity of local gastronomy. Here is a non-exhaustive selection that will delight your tastebuds.
This is not a complete list.
Sancerre and its surroundings offer a wide choice of activities for tourists, especially when it comes to discovering nature and practising sports.
For information on all outdoor and one-of-a-kind activities as well as accommodation options, contact the region’s tourist offices. They will be pleased to help you organize your stay.
Greater Sancerre Tourist Office
Esplanade Porte César - 18300 Sancerre
02 48 54 08 21
Departmental Tourism Development Office
Le Carré - 11, rue Maurice Roy - 18023 BOURGES Cedex
02 48 48 00 10