The house Veuve Amiot has been created in 1884 by Elisabeth Amiot, widow of Mr Armand Amiot, winegrower and wine merchant who died in 1882 (widow = veuve in french). She decided to found this house of “Methode Traditionelle” to make the Veuve Amiot products the greatest sparkling wines of the Saumur region. She was a modern and ambitious woman being one of the first to use electricity in 1905. The smart and dynamic impulse of Mrs Amiot and the quality of her wines made Veuve Amiot develop very quickly. She then grew and built vast stores and spacious cellars, using the property of the hill located above the cellars, she just bought in order to create working-class gardens. The Maison Veuve Amiot remained a family business until 1971.
Veuve Amiot works hand in hand with a hundred winegrowers in the region of Saumur buying theur basic wines and transform these wines into Saumur brut and Crémant de Loire in its cellars.
Veuve Maiot is linked with C’est si Bon as they join us on the different tourism and caravan shows in Europe where you can taste their different wines. When visiting my camping Isle Verte at Montsoreau you’ll have the opportunity to taste some Veuve Amiot wines at the bar or at the restaurant. But you can also go to the cellars for a visit and a wine tasting. There are free guided tours with explanations on the elaboration of the wines (25-30 minutes) followed by a commented tasting of the wines. Do not hesitate to come to see me at reception so we can arrange your visit.