SP | Exploring the Garden of France: Loire Valley Wine Dinner with Moira Smullen

Treasures of the Loire Valley

Wine Dinner


Moira Smullen


Meandering slowly for more than 600 miles, the river Loire is known as Le Jardin de la France, the Garden of France. The landscape of low hills is punctuated by grand châteaux of the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, all connected by the easily-navigated waterway that stretches into the heart of the country.

While the region is France’s third largest wine-producing region by volume (and the largest for AOC-based white wine), the Loire Valley manages to provide incredible focus, consistency, and quality. Sommeliers and wine buyers have come to depend on the region’s 51 official appellations for a variety of refreshing sparkling wines, crystalline whites, playful rosés, profound reds, and long-lived botrytis-affected sweet wines.

Two thousand years of continuous viticulture has helped forge this reputation, but so has a region-wide effort to embrace sustainable viticulture and terroir-centric winemaking. Today, 30% of the valley’s vineyards are either farmed sustainably or organically—a figure that increases each year. This forward-thinking ethos has secured acclaim for present-day vintages, but more importantly, promises a bright future for the Loire’s wine industry.

check back soon for the dinner menu from Chef Chris March

Wines Served


Domaine Saint Landor Crémant de Loire “Les Bulles Rosées”


course 1

Château de la Galissionnière Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie “Cuvée Prestige”
Marcel Servin Chablis Grand Cru “Blanchot”


course 2

Bruno Preveaux Chinon Blanc “Prestige”
Domaine de la Racauderie Vouvray Sec


course 3

Le Fief Noir Anjou Rouge “Cocagne”
La Vignette Touraine Rouge


course 4

Patrick Lambert Chinon Rouge “Gourmandise”
Patrick Lambert Chinon Rouge “Ame d’Antan”
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Date of Event: Tuesday, November 15th

Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Location: SouthPark

Contact: (704) 365-6550

Cost: $99 + tax and gratuity

(Final ticket price will include 20% gratuity)