Ackerman Cellars
Tasting cellar, Trader, Producer

Ackerman Cellars

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Pioneer of fine sparkling Loire wines, Jean-Baptiste Ackerman founded the illustrious House in 1811 in spectacular cellars dug into the tufa.

About us

A pioneer of fine bubble wines from the Loire, Jean-Baptiste Ackerman founded the illustrious Maison in 1811 in spectacular cellars dug into the tuffeau. He initiated the production of Saumur Brut and Crémant de Loire in the region using the traditional method.
During a visit that is educational, fun and dreamlike, discover the mysteries of the vine, the traditional method and the history of Maison Ackerman
Discover a unique scenography, and let yourself be won over by the magic of the meeting between wine and art. Maison Ackerman unites its know-how with Fontevraud Abbey to welcome artists whose ephemeral works of art enhance the troglodyte galleries.
The route is punctuated by videos, animations and games for the whole family.
A unique and fascinating experience in the heart of the highest cellars of Saumur.
At the end of the visit, you are offered a tasting of the House’s emblematic vintages. Sparkling grape juice is offered to children.

The store as well as the entire tour circuit are accessible to people with reduced mobility. The course is on one level and on stabilized ground.
It’s 12° in the cellars all year round. Don’t hesitate to bring warm clothes.
The circuit is approximately 500 meters underground, with no view of the outside, for an approximate duration of 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Last visit 1h30 before closing.

Throughout the year, several events punctuate the programming of Caves Ackerman: “Les Scènes Musicales”, a unique “concert and wine” pairing, every 3rd Friday of each month, from June to September, “Divin Chocolat”, the Saumur Chocolate Show for over 10 years, 1st weekend in December, "Divin Fromage" in March, "Master Chai" a special tasting moment with cellar chefs and oenologists, etc. The cellars are fully accessible
Namely: seminar rooms and receptions.

Brands & Labels
Trademarks & labels | Loire by bike
Trademarks & labels | Loire by bike
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Trademarks & labels | Home bike
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Trademarks & labels | Vineyards and discoveries
Trademarks & labels | Tourism Quality
Trademarks & labels | Tourism Quality
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Trademarks & labels | Tourist cellars

Duration:

From: 01 / 06 / 24 To: 30 / 09 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 09AM to 30PM
  • Tuesday :
    from 09AM to 30PM
  • Wednesday :
    from 09AM to 30PM
  • Thursday :
    from 09AM to 30PM
  • Friday :
    from 09AM to 30PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 09AM to 30PM
  • Sunday:
    from 09AM to 30PM

Last access to the visit 1h30 before closing

From: 01 / 10 / 24 To: 31 / 12 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Tuesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 30 p.m.

Last access to the visit 1h30 before closing Closed on December 25

Exceptional closure(s): January 1, December 25

Guided tours for groups by reservation.

Prices

From: 02 / 01 / 24 To: 31 / 12 / 24
  • Adult - Free tour 6€
  • Kids - From 12 to 17 years old Self-guided visit with tasting of non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice 4€

Self-guided visit: €6 per person (adult). Reduced price from 12 to 17 years old: €4 (tasting of non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice)
Guided tour (on request): €8 per person (adult). Reduced price from 12 to 17 years old: €6 (tasting of non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice)
Exclusive visits: Art and tasting (€15), Food and Wine Pairings along the Loire (€20) (by reservation - Visit calendar on the Ackerman e-ticket office).
Free for children under 12 (excluding group visits).
Reservation required., Free for children under: 12 years old

  • Payment Methods: Cheque, American Express, Bank/credit card, Cash

Pratical information

Spoken languages
  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
Labeling wines
  • PGI Loire Valley
  • PGI Loire Valley Red
  • PGI Loire Valley White
  • IGP Val de Loire Rosé
  • PDO - AOC Anjou
  • AOP - AOC Anjou Blanc
  • AOP - AOC Anjou Rouge
  • AOP - AOC Anjou-Villages
  • AOP - AOC Anjou-Villages Brissac
  • AOP - AOC Bonnezeaux
  • AOP - AOC Cabernet d'Anjou
  • AOP - AOC Coteaux de l'Aubance
  • AOP - AOC Coteaux du Layon
  • AOP - AOC Anjou Crémant de Loire
  • AOP - AOC Anjou Rosé de Loire
  • AOP - AOC Saumur
  • AOP - AOC Saumur Blanc
  • AOP - AOC Saumur Traditional Method
  • AOP - AOC Saumur Fine Bubbles
  • AOP - AOC Saumur-Champigny
  • AOP - AOC Pays Nantes
  • AOP - AOC Muscadet
  • AOP - AOC Muscadet Coteaux de la Loire
  • AOP - AOC Touraine
  • AOP - AOC Chinon Red
  • AOP - AOC Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil Red
  • AOP - AOC Vouvray
  • AOP - AOC Centre-Loire
  • AOP - AOC Sancerre White
  • AOP - AOC Saumur Crémant de Loire
Product Type
  • Soft drink
  • wines
Services
  • Pet Friendly
  • Motorhomes allowed
Marketing method
  • Sale at the property
  • Online Shop
Customer assistance / transport
  • Coach access
  • Drop off on site for groups
Rental / Loan
  • Room rentals
Customer support / booking
  • Booking
Visit
  • Theme visit
  • Guided tours
Shops
  • Shop
Customer support / practice
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Cycle repair kit
  • Accessible by stroller
Equipments
  • defibrillator
Parking
  • Private parking lot
  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Cycling Parking
  • Parking
Exteriors
  • Court
  • Independent entrance
Leisure facilities
  • Reception room
Cultural leisure facilities
  • Show room
Interior equipment
  • Toilets
Specific use room
  • Shelters for bikes or mountain bikes

All our vineyards have HVE 3 (High Environmental Value) and organic label for certain areas
Sorting of waste. Water Management.
Park maintenance without weedkillers.

Adapted tourism criteria
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • hard coating
  • Clear traffic area
  • Furniture/Reception desk suitable for wheelchair users
  • WC + grab bar + circulation space
  • Site, building fully accessible
  • Reception staff made aware of the reception of people with disabilities

Contact information

19 rue Leopold Palustre
Saint-Hilaire-Saint-Florent
49400 Saumur