Maison Ackerman

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

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Discover the secrets of Saumur’s exceptional sparkling wines. Explore the mysteries of Jean-Baptiste Ackerman, the man who invented the extraordinary Loire sparkling wines, with this captivating and participatory tour.


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 sparklings

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 sparklings

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

On the occasion of the Inauguration of the Résidence Ackerman – Fontevraud 2024, on Thursday May 23rd, the last access to the cellars will be at 4:00 pm.

 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

Bulle Royale Crémant de Loire, Blanc Brut

The Bubbles that you love to taste and share on the banks of the Loire, combining deliciousness and freshness with elegance and nuance.

The Guinguette spirit on the banks of the Loire takes on the allure of the Royal Courtyards.

70% Chenin, 15% Chardonnay, 15% Cabernet Franc (structure on the palate).

Matured for 18 months: beautiful complexity of fruit, power on the palate and elegant bubbles.

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Royal Crémant de Loire, Blanc Brut

Royal or the art of composing aromas, notes and nuances… just as the Loire knows how to play with its colours to create a magnificent palette. A subtle delicacy of yellow fruit and dried fruit, with an elegant minerality.

60% Chardonnay, 30% Chenin, 10% Cabernet Franc (structure in the mouth).

Aged for 36 months on laths in the heart of the House’s historic cellars. This ensures remarkable persistence and quality of bubbles. This ageing period also gives the aromas tertiary notes of dried fruit and a hint of almond.

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Emilie Ackerman Crémant de Loire, Brut

Elegance and subtlety. All the spirit of the Loire in a Bulle Royale in the image of Emilie, wife of Jean-Baptiste Ackerman, whose modernity and simplicity shook up traditions.

60% Chenin, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Cabernet Franc.

Aged for a minimum of 24 months to add body and volume, power and complexity.

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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...

Our events The Maison Ackerman hosts events all year round.

Open Days, special tastings, concerts… get all the latest news of the Maison Ackerman.

Musical Scenes

3rd Friday from June to September
From 6:30pm to 8:30pm
19 rue Léopold Palustre,
Aperitif concerts in the heart of the Parc de la Maison: festive atmosphere and good humour guaranteed! Programme available from the ticket

Exclusive Visits

1 Sunday per month
19 rue Léopold Palustre,
Visits dedicated to specific themes around our wines: Art and Tasting, Along the Loire, Workshops...

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