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Saint-Pourçain and its AOC vineyards

Using a traditional grape variety unique to the Bourbonnais area

Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule, a charming winemakers’ village, is the starting point for a journey through these vineyards. Across the 650 hectares of vines classified as AOC, 19 independent winemakers, plus the Cave de l'Union des Vignerons (representing almost 60 vinegrowers) produce Saint-Pourçain wines using the traditional tressallier grape variety, unique to the Bourbonnais area. Don’t hesitate to knock at the doors to their wine cellars and to taste their wines. To further your knowledge, head to the Musée de la Vigne et du Terroir or to the Cave Coopérative, the latter with a viewing gallery overlooking the vats, and proposing a game based around scents. Plus, for one week in August, the whole area of Saint-Pourçain celebrates local wine and food with its Festival Viticole et Gourmand.



Map of the route