With 52,000 ha of vines in appellation, the Loire Valley is the third largest vineyard in France. There are 86 appellations and denominations, with 6 major grape varieties :
- Cabernet Franc,
- Chenin, Gamay,
- Melon de Bourgogne (Muscadet),
- Sauvignon Blanc.
The Loire Valley is the first producer of appellation white wines.
Among the most famous are
- Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine,
- Coteaux du Layon,