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Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule and its famous vineyard

Are you a lover of good wines ?


Have you already explored the vineyard of Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule ?
If not, go for it ! And taste its wonderful grape varieties !


Book a room at L'Auberge de l'Orisse and enjoy a comfortable stay, only 15 minutes drive from Saint-Pouçain-sur-Sioule.


This wine-producing town, once fortified, is worth a visit !

Hidden behind its vineyards, this town is full of architectural treasures !

Start your walk by discovering its ancient monastery, then continue in its charming little streets lined with traditional winegrowers' houses, then stop in front of the abbey church of Sainte-Croix, which will bewitch you at first sight. Finally, escape to its incredible vineyard !

The guarantee of a successful stay !

 

A few historical and viticultural anecdotes...

  • The vineyard of Saint-Pourçain is one of the oldest in France.
  • In the Middle Ages, the wines of Saint-Pourçain were served at the table of the nobles.
  • The Popes in Avignon loved this wine.
  • In the 15th century, the wines of Saint-Pourçain were already very popular. Its vineyards covered more than 8,000 hectares.
  • In 1892, the phylloxera fell on the vineyard.
     

And today, what about this vineyard ?

  • There are now, only 640 hectares spread over 19 cities of the Allier.
  • Its production is classified as AOC.
  • This high wine place contains to date: 17 private cellars and 90 winegrowers members of its cooperative cellar.


What to visit ?

  • The visit of the cooperative as well as the wine growers of Saint-Pourçain,
  • The museum of the vine,
  • The Conservatory of Chareil-Cintrat, presenting the old methods of culture and grape varieties.

 
For more information (website only in French) :

http://www.auvergne-centrefrance.com/
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