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About us- My name's Quintin, born and raised in Somerset in the UK, and then found myself in Devon following University. Married with 3 children later, I now find myself living in Chinon. I've always cycled and loved my bikes, and for the best part of my adult life, had a passion for wine... this is me! We now find ourselves living amongst vineyards, with wine producers creating something very special on our doorstep. Chinon wine is recognised as being very special across France, yet in the UK and America, it's lesser known and we're keen to spread the word about the local wine through vineyard tours!
We spent years and years holidaying in France before moving here, never quite summoning up the courage to head in through the big barn doors of a wine producer, but now we've started we can't stop! This type of visit is so important to many independent producers, and we're now keen to share this experience with you. Since living in France, I've also done a good bit of back braking, knee crushing work in the vineyards as well. Every year I'll find myself in a vineyard helping with harvest, and I've also done my fair share of 'ebourgeonnage' (budding/ nipping of the vines) so I know my way around a vine- I'm also WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) level 2 qualified.
First and foremost our vineyard tours by bike are designed to be a fun experience, for you, family and friends to make the most of your time in France and whilst staying in the region. The bike tours are also about informing you of just what goes into each and every bottle of wine- the passion, the pride, and of course, the grapes! Basically though, life is too short to drink bad wine, so I'm just hunting for a good wine, that can be enjoyed without the snobbery that can sometimes go with wine and wine tasting. If you want someone to guide you in cravat, I'd suggest you may want to look elsewhere!