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Sancerre Wine Festival

Listed under Harvests & Food Festivals in Loire Valley, France.

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Even people who don't enjoy wine like Sancerre; it's fresh, open, delicate and golden – a little bit like the Loire Valley area it's grown in, in fact, with its miles of gently undulating vineyards and lustrous, fertile fields. The city of Sancerre is no less enticing – a tangle of new and old-fashioned streets, elegantly ruined medieval churches and chateaux, and the Caves de la Mignonne, where the wine producers of all fourteen Sancerre villages come to offer up their latest and best as part of an annual Sancerre festival at the start of June. Taste to your heart's content, but try to remain level-headed enough to stop at nearby Chavignol for a baked goat's cheese salad lunch with one more glass.

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Yes I was there last weekend of May, in the cages, fabulous. Foundvery good roses

Wine Fair in Sancerre

Have been back about 3 times, the fair is usually the last weekend in August. It is held in the vast cave at the edge of the town, and you can enjoy moules frites, chavignol & a glass or two of any of the wines for sale at the fair. It includes wine from all over France. Well worth a detour if you are in this part of the world, kids & dogs welcome.

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Sounds fantastic, especially the cave bit, thanks for the recommendation.

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