A Guide To Our Favorite Loire Producers

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For one of the best quality to price ratios the industry has to offer, look no further than the Loire Valley. Chillable reds, chuggable whites, and a slew of other treasures are found in this western French gem.

A River Runs Through It

Finding quality, affordable wine doesn’t always come easy. Thankfully, there are still a handful of wine producing regions putting out consistently killer juice at a price that doesn’t break the bank. Our pick? The Loire Valley, home to affordable, insanely drinkable bottles you can undoubtedly rely on.

For a lesson in regional terroir diversity, take a simple bottle journey through the Loire. To the east, limestone and silex based soils dominate, giving a distinct, flinty minerality to the area’s Sauvignon Blanc. At the center, the region’s famed tuffeau soils rule, creating optimal conditions for growing Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. The west is Muscadet country, where sur lie aging and shellfish pairings take the stage. These consistently affordable wines — what’s not to love?

 

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Map of Loire, France | Verve Wine

Our Favorite Producers

We believe that great wine is crafted by the hands of exceptional winemakers. The producers below have been carefully curated just for you.

Matthieu Vallée of Château Yvonne, Loire, France | Verve Wine
Matthieu Vallée of Château Yvonne
 

Icons

Legendary producers with unmatchable prestige; cellar necessities.

  • HUET
  • DAGUENEAU
  • DOMAINE DU COLLIER
  • VACHERON
     

Inspirations

Innovative producers who make us think; impressive and influential.

  • ROCHES NEUVES

  • CHATEAU YVONNE

  • DOMAINE DE LA PEPIERE

  • CHIDAINE

Insiders

Up and coming producers just for you; our personal recommendations.

  • LE PETIT SAINT VINCENT
  • CHATEAU DE BREZE
  • BAILLY-REVERDY
  • HODGSON
  • BRENDAN STATER-WEST