Do you know Rocheville’s Summer Winedays? Every summer for the last 8 years, Domaine de Rocheville invites you to meet them to meet them on Friday evenings in July and August, at aperitif time, for a convivial moment on the terrace.
What to do during your holidays in Saumur?
The vines have grown well, the sun is warming the young grapes, the parasols are out: no doubt, it’s summer! To start your holidays in the Loire Valley, why not go to the vineyards of the Saumur Champigny appellation to enjoy an aperitif at the winemaker’s?
Between friends or with the family, the long summer evenings call for moments of conviviality. This is exactly the spirit of the Summer Winedays!
Every Friday from July 8th, from 6 to 8 pm, come and taste two glasses of organic wine from the estate accompanied by a thematic tasting board, in a musical atmosphere.
Sit comfortably on our beautiful panoramic terrace, if the sun is shining, or in our large glass room, with a view of the barrel cellar and the Parnay valley, and relax…
The Summer Winedays are an ideal way to end your working week and start your weekend in style.
The Summer Winedays’ programme
8 gourmet destinations
This year, the Summer Winedays will take you on a journey around the world with a programme of 8 gourmet destinations across the 5 continents: Italy, Lebanon, Spain, Mexico, Japan, Greece, India and Sweden.
Each week, a new country will be honoured:
- through music: tracks by local artists will be played during the evening for a holiday atmosphere.
- through the local specialities : your wine tasting will be accompanied by a different aperitif board each week, inspired by the flavours of the country of the day.
So fasten your seatbelts, let yourself be carried along on a musical and gustatory journey and prepare to have your taste buds tasted!
New: wooden games available during two Summer Winedays
New in 2022 ! Two fun events: Vins-dredi 29 July and Vins-dredi 26 August. Giant traditional and intergenerational wooden games will be available for a few great games (such as Dutch billiards or fast sling puck).
Without complicated rules or long speeches, wooden games allow young and old alike to have fun in a simple way for even more conviviality!
A moment shared with the winemaker
The atmosphere of the Summer Winedays is warm and welcoming. Far from the big crowds, in an exceptional natural environment, Philippe Porché and his team take the time to talk with the guests and explain the art of wine making and the specificities of each vintage.
The number of guests is limited to guarantee you a privileged moment with the winemaker.
You don’t know the winery yet? Let us tell you about the history of Rocheville, the grape varieties grown, its eco-responsible philosophy and the characteristics of our clay-limestone soil…
You already know our wines? Come and discover the new vintages, or even taste a few souvenir vintages brought out of the cellar for the occasion.
Our production and maturing rooms are glassed in, so you can see the imposing stainless steel tanks, the oak tuns and the barrels where our white and red wines patiently age for many months before reaching your glass.
Organic and sustainable Loire wines
If you are a fan of local wines produced with respect for nature and your health, a fan of Chenin or Cabernet Franc, the Summer Winedays are the perfect time to (re)discover our red, white, rosé and fine bubbles wines.
At Rocheville, we offer a wide choice of AOP Crémant de Loire, Saumur Blanc, Saumur Rosé and Saumur Champigny.
You will be able to test food and wine pairings in connection with the culinary specialties of the country of honor, to allow our wines to reveal all their aromatic subtleties.
From the acidulous and fruity aromas of the Troubadour, to the delicate bubbles and fragrances of the Favorite, through the beautiful balance and fine tannins of the Roi (The King), succumb to the charm of our organically produced and Terra Vitis certified wines.
Discover our new exhibition of drawings
Take advantage of your presence at the Summer Winedays to discover the summer exhibition of the American artist Marilyn MacGregor.
Under her pencil, Saumur and the Loire Valley take on an air of vacation. A concentrate of gaiety and an ode to the art of living along the royal river, to be savored preferably with a glass of sparkling wine in hand.
Buy your wine at the property
Have you fallen in love with the wines tasted during the evening? The estate’s shop remains open until 8pm during the Summer Winedays.
You will be able to buy a few bottles of wine directly from the producer, to replenish your cellar or to make a gift, and get advice on the conditions of service and aging of the wines.
Practical information and reservation
Two glasses of wine + a small thematic tasting board: 9€.
On reservation at 02 41 38 10 00 or by email at email@example.com
Location: Parnay, 8 km from Saumur, 1 hour drive from Angers and 50 minutes from Tours.
All dates in 2022 :
- Friday 08 July : LA DOLCE VITA (Italy)
- Friday, July 15 : JOURNEY TO THE COUNTRY OF CEDAR (Lebanon)
- Friday July 22 : FLAMENCO Y TORTILLA (Spain)
- Friday July 29 : VIVA MEXICO (Mexico) – Wooden games
- Friday August 5 : PAUSE NIPONNE (Japan)
- Friday, August 12 : KISSES FROM ATHENS (Greece)
- Friday, August 19 : FL NERIE EN INDE (India)
- Friday, August 26 : TERMINUS IN STOCKHOLM (Sweden) – Wooden games
* Les Vins-dredis