In the heart of the Nantes vineyards beside the river la Sèvre Nantaise is a classic and historic 18th Century Chateau with its vineyards Chateau de l’Oiselinière was once owned by the Seigneurs (Lords) of nearby Clisson (44 Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire)
Château de l’Oiselinière is thought to be the oldest Muscadet producer in the region. It is also a renowned bird sanctuary and the chateau is classified as a historical monument. The 18th-century château offers elegant rooms with antique furniture. A beautiful setting for a fine old house with double en-suite rooms and a suite with garden view, all individually decorated with style. Free wifi.
Here the wines are Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur lie AOP – top flight Muscadets classically matched with the fish and seafood from the nearby Atlantic. They are made from the local Melon de Bourgogne grape(nothing to do with Burgundy wines!).A decade or more back Muscadet tended to be over-acidic, but the modern style is much more mouth-friendly! Wine-testing sessions and guided visits around the chateau and the estate are available.
The Chateau de l’Oiselinière is about 30km south-east of Nantes in the heart of classic Muscadet country. Every summer there is a fantastic arts trail in Nantes which is well worth a visit for the whole family – Le Voyage á Nantes as well as some great music festivals:-
- Nantes Jazz Festival in November,
- Rendezvous de l’Erdre in late August/early September
- Aux Heures d’Été free Arts Festival July/August
for more info and to check availability at this Muscadet B&B see Chateau de l’Oiselinière
nearby alternative vineyard accommodation at Domaine la Soucherie
airport: Nantes Atlantique NTE (15 miles/24 km)
somewhere to stay? ferry? trains?, car hire?