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Address: 19 rue Leopold Palustre | Saint-Hilaire Saint-Florent, 49400, Saumur, France
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+33 2 41 53 03 21
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Tourisitc visits of Ackerman's cellars in Saumur and tasting. A three-part...

Tourisitc visits of Ackerman's cellars in Saumur and tasting. A three-part visit at the heart of troglodyte cellars : a trip throughout history, an artistic experience and a break on the Loire river... Founded in 1811, Ackerman is the leading producer of Loire Valley fine sparkling wines. Situated in Saumur, on the banks of the Thouet river, a tributary of the Loire, at once informative and entertaining, the cellars of the House of Ackerman combine charm, heritage, and prestige. The wines of Ackerman are true to type, well-balanced and elegant. Thanks to a large selection of fine sparkling wines (Cremant de Loire, Saumur Brut) and Loire Valley still wines (Saumur-Champigny, St Nicolas de Bourgueil, Chinon, Sancerre...), you will be able to appreciate the prestige of a great brand which has seduced consumers world-wide over the past two centuries. Ackerman is bubbly, luminous and enticing. The House's still, sparkling, organic and alcohol-free wines are available at its boutique all year round. Discover Ackerman's world of wines.

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Arrived at 1000 and was given a very personal welcome and a tablet to guide us through the caves. Very informative hour plus old fashioned games to play too! We were able to taste... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nataliel1978
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47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at 1000 and was given a very personal welcome and a tablet to guide us through the caves. Very informative hour plus old fashioned games to play too! We were able to taste any wine we wanted at the end and resulted in a decent purchase! Would recommend. Other winery's also down the same road. Ackerman has onsite free... More 

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Thank Nataliel1978
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The Ackerman cave tour is a must when you visit the Saumur. They are wine producers since 1811. Entrance fee for the tour is 5 Euro/pp and duration is approx. an hour. You receive an iPad (at no cost) with a complete audiovisual presentation in English to accompy you throughout the tour. After you finish the tour, you can go... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We have visited the Caves twice and can highly recommend the fantastic wines, especially the Cremant Loire Brut wine, it's delicious and very special. A great cave to visit, in fact our favourite in the area. Please don't miss this one. The staff are very good too! Regarded Sally & James Farnham Surrey

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Thank Sally O
San Francisco, California
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87 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Ackerman is located inside of a cave and has a deep, rich history in the Loire Valley. Our group did a guided tour which included the history of the winery and of wine making. There is an excellent art installation in the caves which I don't have adequate pictures of. The wines themselves are crisp and refreshing and relatively inexpensive... More 

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Thank Jason P
Saumur, France
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A great Cave of the Loire. Stocked with all the Wines you will ever need to make a Dinner night great, a Party Rock, or an apéro with friends pass without a hitch !!

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Thank David H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We received a warm welcome upon our arrival and were told about how the self guided tour worked. We were giving an iPad and sent on our way through the caves. The iPad uses beacons as you make your way around so every time you reach a beacon, information pops up on the iPad which included photos, videos and games... More 

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Thank Bryan5025
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

A must do if you're in Saumur! Great wine to taste from the local area! Possible to visit the cellars :) A must do if you're in the area!

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Thank Sophie W
Ackerman-Saumur, Responsable relations publiques at Ackerman, responded to this review

Hello, A warm thank you for your kind message! We are trully happy that you enjoyed so much our Caves. Do not hesitate to come again and to tell your friends or family. Kind regards The Cellar Team More 

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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must to see for all wine lovers. It is a self tour guide where you have an Ipad that tells the story of how Ackerman's began. The artist section is a must to see too from scuptures to the pictures done with 1000's of lights & what seems miles of string. The wine tasting at the end... More 

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Thank maybird007
Ackerman-Saumur, Responsable relations publiques at Ackerman, responded to this review

Hello, We are glad to see you have enjoyed the tour of the Caves and the tasting of our wines. We are proud to welcome you in the best ways ! Do not hesitate to come back at Ackerman We stay at your convenience The Cellar Crew More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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720 reviews
403 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Nice self guided tour with an audio guide. Great tasting afterwards. Got the fee for the tour refunded after some purchases in the boutique. Need to focus more on the Loire bubbles. Their good stuff is about 70 % cheaper than the Champagne brands and there isn't that much difference in quality. A decent sweet wine too, again for an... More 

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Thank Peter D
Ackerman-Saumur, Responsable relations publiques at Ackerman, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the message you left on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the tour and for you nice comparison with our cousin from Champagne. We hope to see you soon Kind regards The Cellar Crew More 

West Midlands, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

A very interesting couple of hours to escape the heat - the wines caves are a constant 13 degrees! This is a self guided tour with an interactive tablet in English, which gives an informative history of the establishment and winemaking. In addition there are art displays in the caves and traditional French games at the end . The tour... More 

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Ackerman-Saumur, Responsable relations publiques at Ackerman, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the message you left on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the tour and we were proud to introduce you to our sparkling wines. Kind regards The Cellar Crew More 

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