Cave des Silènes offers three places in one… but a common philosophy : the love of wine, of sharing it and the required humility…

  1. Chinon & its AOC – direct wine sale from Domaine Charles Joguet
    Discovering through the plot selection of Domaine Charles Joguet the rich diversity of Cabernet Franc red wines’ expression produced in Chinon – from the friendly -easy drinking wines to the long ageing ones…it is a tasting walk through a rich vineyard of expectional terroirs.
  2. A selection of Loire Valley wines produced by artisan winemakers from Muscadet to Côtes Roannaises… passing by Anjou, Saumur, Bourgueil, Montlouis, Vouvray and Sancerre…
    A walk through the Loire Valley wines – its dry, sweet and sparkling white wines and its red wines.
    More than 40 different wines coming from the most prestigious Loire Valley appellations, produced by environmentally friendly artisan winemakers.
  3. Wines coming from elsewhere… France, Itlay…

Tasting the wines before buying…
… 16 wines are always available by the glass (2 cl tasting volume) from 1€ to 3€ according to the type of wine poured, to allow you to get a chance to buy the wine you like.

Thanks to the Enomatic (by the glass wine pouring machine) which is temperature controlled and allows to keep a bottle of wine three weeks long after the opening under neutral gaz in order to protect the wines from oxygen and to offer you optimal tasting conditions.
Wines to taste on the spot or to take away…
All the wines sold to take away can also be tasted on the spot in our winebar with or without a plate to share or some bruschettas…Link to The Plates

An exhaustive list of artisan winegrowers we work with…

  • Vouvray – Domaine Champalou, Domaine Huet
  • Menetou Salon – Domaine Minchin, Domaine Henry Pellé
  • Bourgueil – Domaine Yannick & Benoît Amirault
  • Saumur – Domaine Guiberteau, Domaine des Roches Neuves, Michel Chevret, Domaine de Saint Just
  • Anjou – Domaine des Baumard, Chateau Pierre Bise
  • Muscadet – Luneau-Papin
  • Sancerre – Domaine V. Pinard, Domaine Vacheron