Heritage Days 2021: Domaine de Rocheville opens its cellars

Heritage Days 2021 at Domaine de Rocheville
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An wine estate to discover near Saumur

In the heart of the Saumur Champigny appellation, the small village of Parnay, which spreads out on the hillside on the banks of the Loire, is full of underground galleries and ancient cave dwellings. The Heritage Days are an invitation to come and discover the winery and its cellar!

Although modern in construction, Domaine de Rocheville is no exception to the rule. Its eco-responsible winery and reception areas, built in 2013 and 2014, are set against an old farmhouse that stands on the edge of the Parnay valley. 

Above ground, wine is produced from the vine to the bottle, as the “Independent Winegrower” sign announces: Saumur Blanc, Crémant de Loire and Saumur Champigny wines, either organic or Terra Vitis certified, based on Chenin and Cabernet Franc grapes.

A visit in three stages for the Heritage Days

On Saturday 18 September 2021, the Domaine de Rocheville offers you an “upside down” tour during which you can discover, underground, the beauty of its troglodytic cellars dug into the rock, and above ground, the originality and ingenuity of its vat house, and of course taste some of its wines.

The guided tour begins with a descent (by lift!) into the centuries-old troglodytic cellars of the estate, where the old vintages are kept. You will discover the formation of the tuffeau, this limestone rock so representative of the Saumur region, the origin of troglodytism, the traditional method applied to fine bubble wines and other secrets…

The tour continues above ground in the contemporary vat house, with its unique architecture in the Loire Valley, to discover the production of the wines, from the manual harvest to the maturing process, including the vinification of red wines in stainless steel vats. Don’t be fooled by the fact that, although the vat house is surprisingly modern with its state-of-the-art equipment, the production methods are traditional… and meticulous.

Finally, enter the ageing rooms where you can discover different types of barrels, all made of oak, where the different vintages of the winery are aged in optimal conditions from a few months to 3 years!

The experience would not be complete without a commented tasting of the estate’s wines, both red and white, organic or Terra Vitis certified, in the large glassed-in room or on the terrace if the weather is good.

Take the opportunity to see the superb photo exhibition on the theme of biodiversity, exceptionally extended for the Heritage Days!

Practical information

Guided tours at 11am, 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 18 September 2021 (the estate is closed on Sundays).

Reservation recommended on +33 2 41 38 10 00

Visit accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Secure payments

You can pay by credit card in complete security thanks to our partner the Crédit Agricole. Our online store accepts CB, Visa, Mastercard and E-carte bleue.

For orders abroad, payment is also possible by remote banking card (by phone) and bank transfer.

Fast delivery

Delivery in France
A flat rate of 29€ applies to all orders of 6, 12, 18 or 24 bottles under 300€. It includes the preparation of your order in secure packaging and delivery to your home or to a relay point. It is offered from 300€ of purchase. Delivery is generally made within 5 working days.

Delivery in Europe
Shipping costs depend on the country of destination and the number of bottles. Please enter your address in our online shop to see the shipping costs for your order. Delivery in secure packaging, usually within 7 working days.
For ordering more than 4 boxes (24 bottles), please
call us on 0033 (0)2 41 38 10 00

Customer service

For any information about our wines or services, to place an order, track a parcel…, call us on 0033 (0)2 41 38 10 00 or send us a message via the contact page. We will be delighted to help you.