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A Beginner’s Guide to the Loire Valley and Its Iconic Wines


Located along France’s longest river of the same name, the Loire Valley—aka Centre-Loire—is a picturesque region known for its chateaus, royal abbeys and a rich winemaking history that stretches over 2,000 years.

The region is also famous for popular white wines such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc, rosés like Rosé de Loire and for its diverse selection of Appellation d’Origine Protégée (AOP) wines.

Here’s a look at the region’s geography, history, top grapes and more.