Domaine de la Perruche

In the heart of the cellar
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Enjoy tasting wine in three different areas deep in the heart of Domaine de la Perruche’s troglodyte cellars at Montsoreau, famous for its 15th century chateau.

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In an exceptional setting overlooking the Loire, 45 metres beneath our vineyards, the “Au Cœur du Chai” tour is a unique opportunity to discover the richness of our wines.


Domaine de la Perruche An exceptional terroir of chalk for wines of immense finesse.

Domaine de la Perruche is situated at Montsoreau, famous for its 15th century château immortalised by Alexandre Dumas in his novel “The Lady of Montsoreau”. The estate is made up of 45 hectares of 35-year-old Chenin and Cabernet Franc vines, planted on the slopes of an exceptional chalk terroir on a plateau overlooking the Loire.
It produces mainly red wines in the Saumur-Champigny appellation, but also white and sparkling Saumur wines. The entire estate enjoys Level 3 HEV certification (High Environmental Value), guaranteeing a high level of environmental performance in biodiversity conservation, management of fertiliser use and irrigation and the control of phytosanitary products.

The Wine Tourism Trail In the heart of the cellar

Tasting wine In the heart of the cellar

Just next to the River Loire, in a remarkable space 45 metres underground, “In the Heart of the Cellar” offers a unique experience and an opportunity to discover outstanding wines. Our Sommelier Guide will reveal all the cellar master’s secrets, and explain the history and terroir of the Saumur-Champigny vineyards. The visit includes a commented tasting of 5 wines, made from the emblematic Loire grape varieties, Cabernet France and Chenin, in the setting of the troglodyte caves, the barrel hall and the Chaumont cellar.

Tasting wine In the heart of the cellar

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Winemaker in Domaine de la Perruche

Domaine de la Perruche is a great Loire Valley wine. Situated in the district of Montsoreau, that is famous for its castle, its vines are planted in the eastern part of the Saumur Champigny appellation, on a plateau, overlooking the Loire. Few vineyards within this area are as concentrated as Domaine de la Perruche. Indeed, it is made up of two pieces of land, when most other estates are highly fragmented. Vine-growing is adapted to each parcel, thereby requiring good knowledge and careful monitoring. Domaine de la Perruche specializes in fruity and supple red Saumur wines with good aromatic concentration, thanks to well ripened harvests.

Practical Information

“Au Coeur du Chai” tasting tour

Weekdays at 11am and 3pm. Available from the ticket office.

“In the Heart of the Vineyard and the Cellar” tasting tour

Weekdays at 4pm. Available from the ticket office.

“Clos de Chaumont” tasting walks

Booking through the ticket office or by email to
Prior booking is recommended for tours

02 41 51 73 36
Online on our website La Route des Vins de Loire.
Reception in the shop

MARCH 10.30am-1pm / 2pm-6.30pm Closed on Sundays in March
APRIL/MAY 10.30am-1pm / 2pm-6.30pm Open every day
JUNE TO SEPTEMBER 10am-1pm / 2pm-7pm Open every day

“Au Coeur du Chai” tasting tour

Adults 6.5€ / Free for under 18s

“In the heart of the vineyard and the Cellar ” Tasting tour

Adults €12

“Clos de Chaumont” Tasting walks

Single rate of €80 for a group package of up to 10 people

Minimum 4 people, limited to 15 people

Domaine de la Perruche
29 Rue de la Maumenière

The wines of Domaine de la Perruche Our selection of cuvées

Domaine de la Perruche - Les Rotissants
Saumur Blanc Les Rotissants

Les Rotissants is derived from a parcel facing entirely south, where vines roast in the sunshine. Our oenologists pay special attention to this product, in view of elaborating a fruity and mineral wine.

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Domaine de la Perruche - Saumur Champigny - Terroir de Craie
Saumur Champigny Terroir de Craie

This wine is made from parcels belonging to the vineyard of Domaine de la Perruche – a terroir of flinty-clay on tuffeau rock, and a chalk subsoil, well adapted to Cabernet Franc. Careful ageing techniques are implemented to highlight the typical mineral expression offered by the limestone terroir.

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Domaine de la Perruche - Clos de Chaumont - 2018
Saumur Champigny Clos de Chaumont

Clos de Chaumont is one of the finest parcels at Domaine de la Perruche and counts among the last plots harvested within the Saumur Champigny appellation area. Its altitude protects the vines from springtime frost and favors their exposure to summertime sunshine. Careful vine-growing and winemaking techniques allow the Cabernet Franc variety to fully express its typical features.

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Our clients reviews

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June 2023
Good wine for a decent price, we tried 4 different wines during the "dégustation", all were very nice but the "veille vigne" was by far the best.

Our events Domaine de la Perruche proposes events and activities all year round.

Open days, special tastings, farmer’s markets… get all the latest news of Domaine de la Perruche.

Les Apéros des Puces

Every 2nd Sunday of the month
From 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
29 Rue de la Maumenière,
At the Montsoreau flea market, visitors and wine lovers can taste the premium wines from Domaine Price : 5€ - reservation recommended

The Vineyard by bike

Every day from June 1 to August 31
From 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
29 Rue de la Maumenière,
Tasting and bike ride in the vineyard in autonomy from a travel diary.

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Organise your visit Make your visit an even richer experience by discovering our local partners in Montsoreau and the surrounding region.

Looking for a restaurant, a charming place to stay, the most interesting places to visit in the region? Domaine de la Perruche and its partners know all the best addresses.

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