The « Vins de Pays » (VdP) appellation was created in 1968. A 1981 decree gave birth to a regional wine in the Loire Valley: “Vin de Pays du Jardin de la France”. In 2007, this name was replaced by the current one: “Vin de Pays du Val de Loire”. Since 2009, VdP have benefited from a European quality label called Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) or IGP in French.
The Val de Loire IGP can be produced in the 14 departments of the Loire Valley Wine Region: Loire Atlantique, Vendée, Maine-et-Loire, Deux-Sèvres, Sarthe, Indre-et-Loire, Vienne, Loir-et-Cher, Indre, Loiret, Cher, Nièvre, Allier and Puy de Dôme.
Through the ancient lands of the Armorican Massif around Nantes and Angers, the white chalky soils of Saumur and Tours, to the volcanic rocks of the Côtes d’Auvergne, the Loire river and its tributaries are passing by a wide variety of sites and terroirs.
White: Sauvignon Blanc
Red and Rosé: Pinot Noir