The 7th largest region in wine production in all France. The viticulture is concentrated around Saumur and Angers and in Loire-Atlantique to the south of Nantes, where muscadet, a dry white wine, is produced. The vineyards of the Pays de la Loire (Anjou-Saumur/Muscadet/Coteaux du Loir/Fiefs Vendéens) and Touraine are part of the Val de Loire vineyards. The region wine industry are aligned with specific land practices such as; Control of weeds and soil cultivation, control of pests, biodynamic farming, etc. With its peculiar Atlantic weather in the West (mild winter and summer), and Continental in the East (cold winter, warm summer) , the vineyards of the Loire Valley produce all kinds of wines: red, rosé and dry white, sparkling, and sweet. The best known wines in Pays-De-La-Loire are : Muscadet, Anjou, Coteaux du Layon, Saumur, Touraine, Bourgueil, Chinon, Vouvray, Pouilly Fumé, and Sancerre.
Latitude: 47.7633° N, 0.3300° W
Acres: 175,000 (70,000 Hectares)
Viticultural Areas: 89 Appellations
Type of Wine produced Dry white, Sweet white, Semi-dry white, Sparkling white, Fruity red, Rosé