The Bouvet-Ladubay winery, which was founded in 1851, was the first exporter of Saumur Brut – a handmade luxury product. On the way to the wine cellars, past the calash room and the summer hall, the Bouvet-Ladubay firm invites the visitor to discover its wines, which are still produced by traditional methods. Wine and gastronomy enter into a harmonious partnership here and the visitor can contemplate, smell and finally taste the wines.
The caves in the Saumur area are concealed in soft sandstone and house a mushroom museum. 12 tons of mushrooms are harvested here annually. The visitor learns about the secrets of mushroom-growing and can marvel at and taste a wide range of exotic mushooms, including oyster mushrooms, shitake mushrooms, and pieds bleus mushrooms (lepista nuda).