The Loire Valley is "an exceptional cultural landscape, of great beauty, comprised of historic cities and villages, great architectural monuments.
The Châteaux - and lands that have been cultivated and shaped by centuries of interaction between local populations and their physical environment, in particular the Loire itself." (UNESCO World Heritage Sites Committee)
Loire Valley wines stand among the treasures of this beautiful area. There are a great variety of terroirs and wines, thanks to the diversity of the soils and climates: vins du Centre, vins de Touraine, vins d'Anjou and de Saumur, vins de Nantes.
Whites are more common than reds with Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc the most important.