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“Story of Sancerre Vineyards”

Maison des Sancerre
Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Sancerre
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: With friends, group or family , come and discover the vineyards of Sancerre. Sancerre wines will no longer hold any secrets for you thanks to this unique interpretive center : 4D experience, augmented reality, 360 degree view on the vineyards, immersive adventure in a vinification tank... a visit you can share with friends or family !
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 30 October 2012

Excellent exhibit of the history of wine making and of the region. Many video interviews of the local vineyard owners and workers.

Thank Susan P
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Reviewed 18 July 2012

Awesome way to spend a couple hours learning about this remarkable region's wine history and the interesting way that nature has it's say on how and why wines can be so great! Visit this place, watch the short vignettes, feel the passion that the locals put into the product, and to top it all off, you get a glass of wine at the end of it all.

Thank Happywhenonvacation
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Reviewed 26 May 2012

I spent a quiet hour in the museum on a May morning learning a lot more about the complexity of grape and wine production. The explanation of the geological uniqueness of the Sancerre region was very well done and helpful, and I liked the personal stories of the growers related by video. And the overlook of the valley is worth the price of admission alone. Bought the book on the region; it's an excellent reference if you like great wine and want to know more about the intricacies of the process and their area history,

4  Thank Carlsonce
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

This museum/presentation was the best exhibition we saw of either wine or castles in three weeks of touring Burgundy and the Loire. The lit map showing the geography of the various domaines is brillliant - the colors change depending on the history, soil type, sun time, and so on of the plots - all explained in excellent English. Then there are short videos (subtitled in English) explaining the cultivation, harvests, and vinification by the vintners themselves, a charming and passionate lot. I particularly liked one old guy in his 80s who'd been making wine all his life yet was open to new methods. There are displays of everything from soil, root systems, and bugs for those wishing to be immersed in the process.

At the end, there is a tasting of one Sancerre wine, a good one - and you keep the glass - but a comparison of two or more would have demonstrated the complexity of the region. The garden patio where you can savor that one glass looks out over the beautiful land. The main thing I absorbed from this visit was the all-consuming joy and dedication of the vintners.

4  Thank ChrisABeaune
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

While in Sancerre I visited the museum. The exhibits were so informative about the history of the area, the soils that grow the grapes, the types of grapes grown, and changes over the years. The visit starts with a presentation of the land. Then with a 3d art form workers are projected in miniature as if harvesting right in front if you. Then in the other rooms they have art and videos of vintners throughout that you can look out. Outside there is a garden with a beautiful view showing different types of grapes. Once you end your visit it ends with a wine tasting from the region & the wine was fantastic! The visit was worth way more than the small fee we paid to go in. Aside from the wonders of the museum the woman working was so knowledgable, friendly & kind. Make sure to visit if you travel to Sancerre.

2  Thank junebug40
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