The heart of the tradition
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Discover the incredible underground cellars of this great Touraine Wine House close to the grandest chateaux of the Loire.
Starting at 5.00 €
5.00 €
Adults - Guided Tour
8.00 €
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Relive the history of the Châteaux and the Loire through an amazing, immersive scenography in the heart of the tuffeau stone, then discover the secrets of a great sparkling wine prepared using the Traditional Method.


Monmousseau's wine cellars “Méthode Traditionelle” and extraordinary cellars

Founded in 1886, in the heart of the Cher valley at Montrichard, the Maison Monmousseau possesses time honoured skills, and notably perfect mastery of the art of blending. The Maison Monmousseau specialises in making fine sparkling Loire wines, and Touraine wines in particular. The diversity of the soils and grape varieties, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc and Cot (otherwise known as Malbec), creates a variety of Monmousseau wines each with their own individual characteristics.

Winemaking is a real work of craftsmanship. Each and every new harvest, the house’s oenologist, tailors the winemaking through to the final note. When it comes to each new wine, the liqueur is fine-tuned to guarantee the sought after profile, all the while allowing the terroir to fully express itself.

Wine trail A belvedere over the Valley of the Kings

Tasting wine In the heart of tradition

Your visit begins with an amazing panorama over the river Cher and its valley, and the discovery of a troglodyte dwelling. After entering the impressive labyrinth of galleries of the Monmousseau cellars you are taken on an oenological journey through these extraordinary caves. In the space left after the limestone rock had been carved out, the history of the chateaux of the Loire is recounted in a captivating and immersive spectacle. And to conclude this fascinating adventure you will be initiated in the stages of crafting a fine sparkling wine in the “Méthode Traditionnelle” and the process of ageing on slats, which has earned the Maison Monmousseau its renown since 1886.


Tasting wine In the heart of tradition

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The careful selection of the harvest in the vineyard, which is vinified in Monmousseau’s cellars according to the méthode traditionnelle, and then aged for a long period in naturel tuffeau stone galleries, produces lively, elegant and prestigious wines with a persistent bead of fine bubbles.

Practical Information

Opening hours

Open everyday, at the following times, depending on the period :

  • November, December, January, February, March : 10am-12pm and 2pm-5:30pm

  • April, May, June, September, October : 10am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-6pm

  • July et August: 10am-6:30pm

For visits, plan to arrive at least 1:30 hours before the shop closes.


  • Free visit … adult price €6 / Person
    Open every day.
    Last admission 1h30 before closing time.
  • Children … Free
    For children under 14 years old.
  • Guided visit … 8 / Person
    For guided tours in English, call (+33) 2 54 32 35 15
  • Exclusive visit to Wines, Castles and Food pairings … 20 / Person
    Maximum 20 people (adults)


  • Group …  5 / Person
    Minimum 16 people, subject to reservation.
    Suitable for school groups.
  • Group with guided visit … 7 / Person
    Minimum 16 people, subject to reservation.
    Suitable for school groups.
Caves Monmousseau
71 rue de Vierzon

Monmousseau's wine cellars Our wine selection

Monmousseau Crémant de Loire without added sulfites
Crémant de Loire blanc brut No added sulfites

Genuine craftsmanship, this sulfite-free Crémant de Loire offers the purest expression of the terroir and the grape variety.
Each step, from harvesting through to bottling is carefully controlled, to avoid the development of unwanted bacteria or yeast, as well as oxidation. This technical expertise helps to conserve the crisp and fruity characteristics of this refined sparkling wine.

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Crémant de Loire monmousseau
Crémant de Loire Rosé brut

This offering’s freshness and energy are brought about by techniques, enhancing the wine’s fruity flavors and rich aromas, revealed on the palate by fine bubbles. Fermentation and ageing take place in Monmousseau’s underground cellars, at a constant and natural temperature of 12°C.

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Crémant de Loire
Crémant de Loire Blanc brut

Chiefly red grape varieties in view of obtaining roundness and fruity aromas
This rigor allows for the production of refined and prestigious wines. With its ideal and constant temperature of 12°C, the ageing cellar is a special place, respecting wine and tradition.

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Was a great way to spend an hour or two. It was relatively cheap, there was a really interesting tour underground of all the caves (we didn't go for the guided ...
Very cool place

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Jazz at Monmousseau

Every Friday from mid-July to mid-August
11.00 am - 01.00 pm
71 rue de Vierzon,
The Maison Monmousseau vibrates to the sound of music in the company of sparkling wine, on the terrace overlooking the Cher valley.

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