The world of wine is vibrant, constantly changing and ever so interesting. Everyday wine enthusiasts can learn and share their new experiences with good food and friends. So the following ‘Wine Quiz’ is a little bit of fun and learning for all - and for those a little more competitive a personal test of your wine knowledge.
So you think you know the wine styles of the Loire Valley?
Or - You think you know the key grape varietals used to produce Loire Valley wines?
Take this short wine quiz and find out. A new wine quiz each week.

This Weeks Wine Quiz: How well do you know the Loire Valley?


In the Loire Valley, the only white wine grape varietal used when making 'Sancerre' & 'Pouilly Fumé' wine is?


Chenin Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

The Loire Valley has an abundance of vineyards, orchards and field of flowers - and is locally known as the…?

Fields of Plenty

Garden of France

Land of Plenty

Valley of Plenty
In the western part of the Loire Valley - Muscadet is a light, crisp white wine made from which of the following grapes?

Chenin Blanc

Melon de Bourgogne


Loire Valley wines have had a resurgence around the world over the past decade. What has sparked this renewed interest?

Loire Valley wines are elegant, with relatively low alcohol and good minerality.

Loire Valley wines pair well with a wide variety of fresh flavoured cuisine.

Loire Valley wines are relatively well priced and early drinking styles.

All of the Above.
The Loire Valley AOC - (Appellation d’Origin Contrôlée) classification was achieved / introduced in which year?




In the Loire Valley some of the world’s finest sweet wines are made from ‘late harvest' and ‘botrytis’ Chenin Blanc grapes, which are picked over intervals in multiple passes called?




Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc wines from Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, in the upper Loire region, are typically described as?

Aromatic and smoky in style, with high residual sugar.

Bright and crisp, with mineral and flinty characters.

Rich, full-bodied and toasty with strong oak flavours.

Ripe and rounded, with sweet tropical fruit flavours.
The primary red wine grape varietal of the Loire Valley is Cabernet Franc. Which of the following can Cabernet Franc take credit for...?

After crossing with Sauvignon Blanc, to be a parent of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Making enjoyable and refreshing Sparkling Crémant Rosé wines.

Quality well balanced red wines with earthy, spice notes.

All of the Above.
The Loire Valley (a 280km stretch between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes-sur-Loire) was added to the ‘UNESCO’ World Heritage list in which year?




Vouvray AOP is famous for amazing wine expressions, crafted primarily from which of the following grape varietals?

Chenin Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc


The Loire Valley is second only to Champagne in Sparkling wine production - what style of wine is the Loire Valley the ‘largest’ producer of in France?

Red Wines

Rosé Wines

Sweet Wines

White Wines
Which of the following acclaimed Loire Valley winery/winemakers based in ‘Sancerre’ has also produced a Sauvignon Blanc wine in New Zealand?

Château Routas

Domaine Laroche

Pascal Jolivet

Willy Gisselbrecht
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