Maison Ackerman

In the heart of the world of bubbles
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Embark on an extraordinary « Voyage to the Centre of the Bubbles » in the chalkstone cellars of the Maison Ackerman.

Starting at 4.00 €
6.00 €
4.00 €

The Maison Ackerman A historic producer of sparkling Saumur wines

Ackerman is the oldest established producer of fine sparkling Saumur wines. Founded in 1811, it specialises in making sparkling Saumur and Crémant de Loire wines using the “méthode traditionelle”. At the heart of the area’s troglodyte caves dug out of tuffeau stone, the base wines develop natural bubbles and the galleries bring together the ideal conditions for long and slow maturing on lees – conditions required for the production of the first Saumur fine bubbles. Combining the best of tradition and innovation, it produces expressive and aromatic blends ranging from great gastronomic wines to chic contemporary styles that are perfect for all occasions.
An emotion-filled experience, dear to the heart of our founder, Jean Baptiste Ackerman, whose watchword was: “Bubbles are ephemeral, emotion is eternal”.

Wine Trail Voyage to the Centre of the Bubbles

Tasting wine In the heart of the world of bubbles

Learn all about Saumur sparkling wines and how they are made. This spectacular and interactive visit lets you in on the secrets of Jean-Baptiste Ackerman, the pioneer of sparkling wines in the Loire Valley, and shows how these fine effervescent Saumur wines come into being. Explore the underground cellars hewn from the rock, that are in some places more than 20 metres high. Marvel at the monumental and ephemeral creations of the Ackerman-Fontevraud Scene artists in residence, and conclude your visit with a game for all the family on the theme of the Loire and a tasting of some of Ackerman’s most iconic wines.

Tasting wine In the heart of the world of bubbles

Claire's tips

Wine tourism manager

At present, the products are chiefly derived from our vineyard, – Les Dames de la Vallée – entirely adapted to the requirements of refined sparkling wines. As a result, we pay special attention to freshness, aromas and balance in view of proposing exceptional fine bubbles.

Practical Information

January to March / October to December
Monday to Saturday: 10am-12.30pm/2pm-6.30pm
Sunday: 10am-12.30pm/14.30pm-6.30pm

April to May
9.30am – 12.30pm / 2pm – 7pm

June to September
9.30am – 7pm


During the “Dive Bouteille” event, the shop will be close Sunday 4th and Monday 5th February. The shop will open Tuesday 6th February. The tour will be accessible at 2.00pm the same day. 


 Last visit 1h30 before the shop closes

Visit : 6 € / From 12 to 17 years old : 4€ 

Guided tour (in July and August – by reservation the rest of the year) : 8 € / From 12 to 17 years old : 6€ 

A tasting of sparkling grape juice (without alcohol) is offered to children. 

Means of payment accepted in shop: Credit card, Cheque, Cash

Free for children under 12

Group (from 15 people) – guided tour

Maison Ackerman
19 rue Léopold Palustre

Sparkling wines from the Maison Ackerman Our selection

Grand royal Extra Brut
Grand Royal Extra Brut

“Grand Royal” comes from our vineyard located in the village of Le Puy-Notre-Dame.
This cuvée comes from a careful selection of grapes in the heart of the most qualitative plots of our vineyard where there is an important biodiversity identifiable by its multiple species.

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Crémant de Loire Nouvel Esprit Ackerman
Nouvel Esprit Sans sulfites

We have created Nouvel Esprit in view of promoting the best that appellations have to offer. By deciding not to use sulfites, our growers have to be even more vigilant and innovative to pick healthy and fully ripened fruit! All of the sources of biodiversity contribute to the vineyard’s enhancement with the help of auxiliary crops.

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Crémant de Loire Cuvée Privée Ackerman
Cuvée Privée Blanc brut

The Chenin, Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc grapes are hand picked at optimal maturity. The bunches are pressed in their entirety (with their stems), so as not to damage the grapes. Each variety is made into wine separately in view of maintaining its typical features up until blending at the end of winter. Cuvée privée, is a blend of the ripest and roundest wines, derived from infertile and limestone terroirs.

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Caves Ackerman was a great find. We arrived and did the self guided tour which was the best tour I have done, it is informative and also has some interactive ga...
Lovely wine, helpful staff, happy to let you taste before you buy. Have done the cave tour in the past, and it is interesting and informative and usually has an...

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Guided tours

Every weekend
11am and 3pm
19 rue Léopold Palustre,
Unique visits to help you discover wine in all its facets.

Exclusive Visits

1 Sunday per month
3pm to 4.30pm
19 rue Léopold Palustre,
Unique visits to help you discover wine in all its facets.

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