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Seminars and tastings at the heart of the Ackerman cellars
Seminars and tastings at the heart of the Ackerman cellars

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Are you looking for exceptional locations for your corporate events? We have adaptable equipped reception areas, providing a wide range of configuration options for the organization of tailored seminars, for small to large-sized groups, ranging from 6 to 1,000 participants.

During a touristic stay or during professional events, we also offer you the possibility of discovering the richness and the subtlety of Loire Valley wines. We can cater for your special moments in a unique heritage site, steeped in history.

Ackerman, the very first Loire Valley sparkling wine house

A visit combining history and heritage, but also art and education.

THE EXPERIENCE

At the house’s historic site, find yourself on a guided tour at the center of unique and monumental tuffeau stone caves. Relive the saga of Jean-Baptiste Ackerman, the founder of the house bearing the same name. He was a forerunner in the production of refined sparkling wines Saumur according to the méthode traditionnelle, a procedure that you will learn all about during this visit. Afterwards, you will then be offered the opportunity of admiring the artistic installations created especially for our majestic troglodyte galleries as part of the Ackerman-Fontevraud artistic residency. Let the festive season weave its magic with this art exhibition before a commented tasting of a selection of three wines.
Emotions guaranteed!

THE PROGRAM

• A guided visit of our troglodyte caves, Ackerman’s historic site. • A tasting of three wines with an introduction to the premium Loire Valley varieties used in the blends (Loire Valley Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pineau d’Aunis, Pinot Noir ...).

DETAILS

• Duration: 90 minutes • Period: open all year round but booking required (reservations can be made a month before the visit), groups as of 20 participants • Admission fee: 3.50 euros/person (free of charge for drivers and guides) • Languages: French or English

Ackerman, from the cellar through to the wine glass

A tasty discovery of the house’s vast expertise

L’EXPÉRIENCE

During a guided visit, find yourself at the heart of our tuffeau stone caves and learn about over two hundred years of Loire Valley fine sparkling wine making: thereby discovering the history of the oldest sparkling wine house in Saumur. And then, during a commented tasting of a selection of our best wines, one of our ambassadors will tell you all about the secrets of Loire Valley wines. Punctuate this unique experience with a meal in one of our reception rooms at the heart of our typical Samur troglodyte galleries. We will prepare dishes according to your desires, featuring food and wine pairings!

THE PROGRAM

• A guided tour of our troglodyte caves, Maison Ackerman’s historic site. • A tasting of three wines with an introduction to the premium Loire Valley varieties used in the blends (Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Loire Valley Cabernet Franc, Pineau d’Aunis, Pinot Noir). • A meal in one of our reception halls, the Caveau, located at the heart of our Ackerman troglodyte caves, from the cellar through to the wine glass. A tasty discovery of the house’s vast expertise.

DETAILS

• Duration: 4 hours • Period: open all year round but booking required (reservations can be made a month before the visit), groups as of 25 participants. • Admission fee: as of 23 euros/person (cocktail package)* *Contact us for further information about our meal programs (such as cocktails, gala diners, food and wine tastings or a lesson about opening a sparkling wine bottle with a saber.) • Languages: French or English

Food & wine tastings along the Loire

A sublime, sensorial and tasty trip along the Loire Valley

THE EXPERIENCE

Start your experience with a guided visit of our galleries, our troglodyte caves, Maison Ackerman’s historic site. As you walk through our cellars, you will learn about two centuries of sparkling wine making. Your senses and preferences will then be stirred by a commented tasting of sparkling wines (Crémant de Loire, Saumur brut) and premium Loire Valley appellations (Saumur-Champigny, Muscadet, Sancerre…) served with sweet and savory treats. These tasty pairings such as rillauds (a local specialty made from pork) with Saumur Champigny Clos de Chaumont from Domaine de la Perruche, owned by Maison Ackerman, have been created by our oenologists in collaboration with local producers.

THE PROGRAM

• A guided tour of our troglodyte caves, Maison Ackerman’s historic site. • A tasting commented by one of our sommeliers of four premium wines with an introduction to the finest Loire Valley grape varieties (Chenin Blanc, Pineau d’Aunis, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc), paired with local specialties. This tasting includes a sparkling wine and three still wines (either two white wines and one red wine or one white wine and two red ones).

DETAILS

• Duration: 90 minutes • Period: open all year round but booking required (reservations can be made a month before the visit), 10 to 25 participants per group. • Admission fee: 15 euros/person • Languages: French or English

« Loire Valley wine route workshop »

A team game designed to teach you about Loire Valley wines from Nantes to Sancerre

THE EXPERIENCE

Before visiting the House’s historic site, our sommelier will offer you the possibility of testing your winemaking knowledge thanks to a workshop, created by one of our ambassadors, Julien Goudeau. This introduction to oenology takes places in the friendly atmosphere of the Copper room, where the house’s prestigious wines used to be made. It will allow you to develop your wine culture and your ability to recognize the Loire Valley’s renowned appellations from wines made out of our vineyards. You will discover terroirs, grape varieties and the different steps to wine tasting... In turn, you will become an expert in great Loire Valley wines!

THE PROGRAM

• A fun tasting lesson (aroma game, blind tastings, MCQ test...) with an explication about the varieties used to elaborate our wines (Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pineau d’Aunis, Pinot Noir ...) given by a Maison Ackerman ambassador. • A self-tour of the historic site: troglodyte caves.

DETAILS

• Duration: 90-minute workshop + free admission to our caves • Period: open all year round but booking required (reservations can be made a month before the visit), 9 to 15 participants per group. • Admission fee: 20 euros/person • Languages: French or English

Art & Tasting

An exceptional tasting at the heart of our spectacular caves dedicated to art.

THE EXPERIENCE

Following the tour of our tuffeau stone caves, the highest ones in Saumur, discover temporary artistic installations displayed for a period of three years in our troglodyte galleries as part of the Ackerman-Fontevraud artistic residency. Relish these exhibitions in the company of one of our ambassadors, who will offer you the possibility of taking part in a special tasting, bringing together art and wine! Completely immerged within our caves and surrounded by majestic works of art, this is a unique experience, where you can let yourself go to the emotion of bubbles and art !

THE PROGRAM

• A guided tour of our troglodyte caves, Maison Ackerman’s historic site. •A tasting of three wines with an introduction to the premium Loire Valley varieties used in the blends (Loire Valley Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pineau d’Aunis, Pinot Noir) at the heart of our artistic galleries.

DETAILS

• Duration: 90 minutes • Period: open all year round but booking required (reservations can be made a month before the visit), 10 to 25 participants per group. • Admission fee: 10 euros/person (free for drivers and guides) • Languages: French or English

The «Royal» Experience

A private visit of the caves with Maison Ackerman’s ambassador.

THE EXPERIENCE

Our ambassador will offer you the exclusive experience of opening up the doors of the cellar containing our “Old Vintages”, the House’s most well-guarded place at the heart of Ackerman’s historic caves. Take part in a tasting of three emblematic wines, conserved here by our cellar masters over the past century.

And then step into the shoes of a Cellar Master in the “Copper room”, where some of the most prestigious wines of the house were created. Discover, as a result, the art of blending the great red wines of Anjou derived from the great terroirs of the region of Brissac.

Last of all, our ambassador will escort you to the Dining Room for a tasting of the house’s great Loire Valley wines paired with savory treats prepared by our caterer, La Duchesse Anne.

THE PROGRAM

• A tasting of three emblematic Maison Ackerman wines at the heart of the caves in the cellar containing our “Old Vintages”, generally closed to the public. • Discover the art of blending the great red wines of Anjou derived from the great terroirs of the region of Brissac in the “Copper Room”. • A tasting of Great Loire Valley wines served with savory treats made by our caterer La Duchesse Anne in the “Dining Room”.

THE CONDITIONS

• Duration: 3 hours • Period: open all year round, but booking required (reservations can be made a month before the visit), 6 participants per group. • Admission fee: 40 euros/person • Languages: French or English

Professional receptions


 

An original location for your business events.

Organize your events, seminars, reunions, training courses, cocktails, business lunches or dinners, press conferences… in a prestigious setting, steeped in history. All year round, we can welcome 6 to 300 people inside and up to 1,000 people outside in our tree-covered park. Our rental services, associated with the region’s troglodyte heritage and our team’s professionalism, provide guests with a unique experience. To help host your event, we can include a guided visit of our caves, followed by a tasting.

Trust us with your project!

THE RECEPTION CELLAR

Situated in this highly unique troglodyte site, the cellar is the old part of the cave. It was previously used for winemaking, packaging and bottling purposes.

THE ROOM’S FEATURES

  • wooden floor
  • a stage for entertainment purposes
  • heating
  • WiFi
  • video projector, screen, desk…
  • professional kitchen
  • handicapped facilities

CapacitY

  • Cocktail: 350 guests
  • Banquet: 170 guests
  • Conferences: 200 guests

The Verrière ROOM

This immense cathedral-like cave, dug out of tuffeau, was dedicated to the production of fine sparkling wines. At present, it enhances Ackerman’s exceptional heritage and can be used for cocktails catering for up to 300 guests. Imagine the launch of a new product, a company anniversary celebration, a congress, a conference, a trade fair, an end of the year party, a fashion show…

Organize events pleasantly surprising your guests

THE ROOM’S FEATURES/h4>

  • 310 m2 (31 m long and 10 m wide)

CapacitY

  • Seating : 250 guests
  • Cocktail : standing room for 300 guests

THE Tonnellerie ROOM

Within walking distance of the Loire River, Ackerman’s troglodyte site is ideal for business-related events. This old room, that was used before to make oak vats, provides an authentic and comfortable setting for professionals.

The Room's features

  • Wi-Fi access
  • furniture including a refrigerator
  • a video-projector with a screen
  • a paper-board – a parking lot.

CapacitY

  • Cocktail : 100 guests
  • Conferences : 80 guests
  • Conferences in a U form : 35 guests

THE SHADY PARK

Situated in Saumur on the banks of the Thouet, a tributary of the Loire, Maison Ackerman’s cellars combine plenty of charm, Loire Valley landscapes and the prestige of great winemaking houses. The company provides you with its site made up of several rooms, a courtyard, a terrace and a vast parking lot for cars and buses.

CapacitY

  • Cocktail : for up to 1,000 guests
  • * champs obligatoires

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