Château de Valmer - Vins et Jardins
Valmer is an enchanting setting dedicated to the delights of gardens and wines.
Italian style hanging gardens of the Renaissance. Eight levels of terrasses overlooking protected landscapes: clipped hornbeam labyrinth, yew hedge castle, florentine fountains, balustrades, statues, moats, box hedges and flower beds. Botany and biodiversity: Kitchen garden, collections of hydrangeas, peonies, pleached fruit trees. An extensive XVIIth century park with columns, belvedere and a young arboretum with interesting species. A rare troglodytic chapel dating from 1524.
Seated on a rocky spur between the Raye and Brenne Valleys, the vineyard of the Chateau de Valmer and its 28 hectares carrying the label of Vouvray and Touraine appellation benefits from its proximity, less than 5 kilometres as the crow flies to the Loire, the last wild European river to be added to the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. The family winemaking tradition of the Chateau de Valmer dates back to the end of the XVth century. The Count de Saint Venant and his son Jean keep the tradition alive and devote themselves to their vineyard.
Free wine tasting throughout the year of Chateau de Valmer Vouvray AOC wines produced, aged and bottled at the domain: Traditional Method, Dry, Semi-Sweet, Sweet.
ADMISSION FEES FOR THE VISIT OF GARDENS
€ 9,00 (students - large family - job seekers - SNHF members)
Children 10 - 18
children under 10 - Royal Horticultural Society members
every fourth visit free
Reduced rate and free under 18
1st week-end of June – 3rd week-end of September
Opening times of the gardens - Free wine tasting and sale of Chateau de Valmer wines
From january 9th to April 28th: from Monday to Friday except public holidays from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 4.30pm. Last admission at 4.30pm, open exit. Closed on Monday, April 17th.
From April 29th to June 30th and from September 1st to September 30th: from Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays from 10am to 8pm. Closed on Mondays except May 1st, May 8th and June 5th. Closing time of the ticket-office and the boutique from 12pm to 2pm and at 6pm.
From July 1st to August 31st: from Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays from 10am to 8pm without interruption. Closed on Mondays. Closing time of the ticket-office and the boutique at 6pm.
From October 1st to December 21st: from Monday to Friday except public holidays from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 4.30pm. Last admission at 4.30pm, open exit. Closed on Monday, November 1st.
Annual closing from December 22nd, 2017 to January 7th, 2018. Wine sale by appointment.
The gardens and wine cellars are open for groups all year round by appointment. Pleasecontact us for more informations.