Rochecorbon is one of the 7 communes that have the right to claim the Vouvray area of AOC. The steep slopes hide some 300 ha of vines. The Chenin grape, combined with clay-limestone soils, produces tranquil wines and fine bubbles rich in typicity and diversity. Conserved in tufa cellars dug in the rock, Rochecorbon wines can keep for more than a century, delivering a golden nectar with incomparable perfumes and flavours. “At Vouvray the name, at Rochecorbon, renown.” (Rabelais)
Here are some of the bigger caves (within short to medium walking distance) between Rochecorbon and Vouvray:
SAINT-ROCH – Take a tour of the caves, explore the history and the art of wine making, and taste form a large selection of wines.
BRÉDIF – Visit the caves rich in history and experience, and taste from house and local wines. Or, book a private visit and tasting experience.
MONCONTOUR – Taste from a large selection of wines, and visit the Vineyard and Wine Museum.
CAVE de VOUVRAY – Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray. Taste wine from local producers, and take a tour of Caves de Vouvray.
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Click here for a list of Rochecorbon wine producers.