The camping les Lodges de Blois-Chambord is at the heart of the AOC (appellation contrôlée) vineyards of Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny, a mosaic of plots scattered east of the Loire, between forests and rivers (Beuvron and Cosson).
It was the Romans who first cultivated vines in the Loire Valley two millennia ago.
The appellation areas extend from Contres in the south to Saint-Laurent-Nouan in the north and from the gates of Blois in the west to Bracieux and Chambord in the east, with very varied soils, sandy, clayey, clayey-limestone, clayey-limestone, marly, allowing several grape varieties to express their personality:
in name Cheverny (for whites wine) :
and for the reds wine :
In Cour-Cheverny (white only), a single grape variety (planted on the initiative of François 1er), Romorantin, finds its expression in the 11 communes of the appellation, particularly on sandy soils.
At Mont-Près-Chambord itself, facing the Lodges and on the way to the natural swimming pool are the vineyards of the Domaine du Vardet and further down towards the Beuvron, along the road between Tour-en-Sologne and Celettes, the vineyards of the organic producer Cyrille Sevin.
Domaine du Vardet wines are for sale at the reception of the Lodges (white, red and rosé Cheverny, Cour-Cheverny, “Fines bubbles”). Tasting-discovery at the Domaine du Vardet (5mn by foot), at the cooperative cellar of Mont, at the Maison des vins de Cheverny.
Less than 5 minutes by car you will find the organic winemaker Cyrille Sevin.