Château de Sancerre

In the heart of the terroirs
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Enjoy an unusual tasting in the heart of Château de Sancerre.

Starting at 7.50 €
15.00 €
From 12 to 18 years old
7.50 €
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In the heart of Sancerre, dive into Château estate history and its wines! Your guide will introduce you to the grape varieties and terroirs of Sancerre and explain how to taste the different cuvées, in perfect pairing with local specialities.


Wines Route : Château de Sancerre A unique terroir with an extraordinary history

« Come ahead of the best » is the motto of Château de Sancerre. Situated on the left bank of the Loire, it is one of the rare châteaux to bear the name of an appellation. With an exceptional terroir composed of four different soil types (flint, chalk, clay and sand), and a total of 55 hectares of vines of an average age of 25 years, Château de Sancerre crafts wines that reflect this diversity and heritage.  The region’s semi-continental climate produces well-structured Sauvignon Blanc, with fresh, bright aromas of ripe gooseberry and smoky, flinty notes. Château de Sancerre wines are all made, aged and bottled exclusively at the estate.

The entire estate enjoys Level 4 HEV certification (High Environmental Value), guaranteeing a high level of environmental performance in biodiversity conservation, management of fertilizer use and irrigation and the control of phytosanitary products for each site.

The Wine Tourism Trail An unforgettable visit

A tasting session to the heart of terroirs

From Julius Caesar to Louis-Alexandre Marnier, Château de Sancerre is steeped in a rich history. During your visit, accompanied by our Sommelier Guide, you will discover at the foot of the Château our winery estate and we will initiate you to the pleasures of our finest wines, paired with local specialties: Chavignol goat’s cheese, Sancerre almond biscuits, and  Sancerre dried ham.

A tasting session to the heart of terroirs

Thibault Gildas' tips

Winemaker at Château de Sancerre

Chateau de Sancerre wines are vinified, matured and bottled on-site. The diversity of our 93 parcels, comprising white soils, flint stone and limestone is perfectly well mastered in view of adapting the vine-growing to each terroir. The art of blending is carefully undertaken in keeping with Louis de Sancerre’s motto – “Come ahead of the best”. Our Sancerre wines are renowned worldwide and satisfy the finest connoisseurs.

Practical information

  • From October to March included : visit from Tuesday to Saturday at 11am and 3pm
  • From April to September included: everyday visit at 11am and 3pm, with extra visits on Friday and Saturday at 4.30pm.

Price: Adults 15€ / Children 12-18 years 7,5€ 

Minimum 2 people, limited to 20 people

Château de Sancerre
6 Rue Porte César

The wines of Sancerre Our selection

Sancerre Blanc Tradition
Sancerre Blanc

We blend three terroirs that are typical of the Sancerre appellation to make this white wine. Each one has its own special characteristics: the flint stone offers ageing potential, structure, freshness and aromas of citrus fruit and minerality. The terres blanches (white soils) bring about roundness and white flower aromas (lily and acacia) and tropical fruit (lychee and pineapple); the Caillottes (hard limestone) and the Griottes (soft limestone), provide freshness, floral and intense citrus fruit aromas. The combination of these terroirs produces a refined, elegant and complex wine.

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Sancerre Cuvée du Connétable

By exploring the best that our terroirs have to offer, we have elaborated a limited number our Cuvee du Connetable. « Come ahead of the best » is the motto of Château de Sancerre.  From this terroir we have carefully selected south-facing parcels of low yielding top quality Pinot Noir. The harvest is handpicked, transported in small crates and sorted in order to extract the quintessence of this superb variety.

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Terre de silex
Sancerre Terre de Silex

By exploring the best that our terroirs have to offer, we have elaborated a limited number of bottles of Terre de Silex 2017. The careful selection of our parcels has allowed us to try an unprecedented blend, derived from a soil that is 100% flint-stone, revealing all the clarity and precision of this magnificent terroir. The location has provided this wine with aging potential, structure, freshness and minerality.

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Our clients reviews

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October 2019
We had a wonderful guided tour of the grounds and the tower, and a delicious wine and cheese tasting. Highly recommend! The best view around of the village and ...
The best view of Sancerre and the surrounding area, paired with a knowledgable guide and great wine and local food tasting... well recommended!!!

Our events Château de Sancerre proposes events and activities all year round.

Open days, special tastings, farmer’s markets…  get all the latest news of Château de Sancerre.

The vineyard by bike

10h00 - 18h30
6 rue Porte César,
Taste two of our cuvées and then set off to discover their terroir, by bike or on foot, with a bottle and two glasses.


May to September
Monday to Sunday: 10am to 1pm - 2pm to 7pm
6 rue Porte César,
Come and discover Château de Sancerre wines, at the foot of the castle!

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