Touristic discovery

A little history

Numerous legends lead us to believe that vineyards have existed in Sancerre since ancient times.
As far back as 582, there is written evidence of the presence of vineyards in the works of Grégoire de Tours.
In the 12th century, the vineyards were considerably expanded thanks to the St. Augustine monks of St. Satur and the counts of Sancerre. At that time, the region produced a renowned red wine, which was exported along the Loire River which is why it is often mentioned in royal texts.
Duke Jean de Berry considered it to be the best wine in the kingdom.
In more recent history, the vineyards went through several upheavals. Since most of the vineyards were planted with Pinot Noir grapes, they were destroyed by phylloxera at the end of the 19th century and the construction of the stone bridge in St. Satur provided the local men with work.
It was afterwards that the Sauvignon Blanc grape, which is particularly well-suited to the local climate, began to be planted extensively.
Thanks to the terroir and the work of the winegrowers, the resulting high-quality wine was granted AOC status in 1936, the year the designation was first attributed.
The red and rosé wines, made from noble Pinot Noir grapes, were classified AOC wines later on, in 1959.

Events in Sancerre

Oyster fair: First weekend of May
Sancerre wine fair: Pentecost weekend
Trail of Sancerre : in june
Jazz concert « Jazz aux caves »: First Saturday of July
Folk festival La fête au village in Sury-en-Vaux: 15 August
French wine fair: last weekend of August
Crottin de Chavignol fair: last weekend of October
Rock concert « Rock aux caves »: Second weekend of December


Discovering Sancerre

Maison des Sancerre
Interprofessional office for the wines of Centre-Loire
Tourism office

A few winegrower friends

Château Biston-Brillette, Famille Barbarin, Moulis En Médoc (33)
Domaine Sylvaine et Alain Normand, La Roche Vineuse (71)
Cellier Lingot-Martin, Jean-Luc et Isabelle Guillon, Poncin (01)
Domaine de La Chanteleuserie, Christine et Thierry Boucard, Benais (37)
Domaine de Foretal, Nathalie et Jean-Yves Perraud, Vauxrenard (69)

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Our wines

White sancerre AOC cuvée Calcaire
White Sancerre AOC cuvée Argile
White sancerre AOC cuvée L-O
Red sancerre AOC
Rosé Sancerre AOC

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