The Loire Valley, in central France along the Loire River and its tributaries, is distinguished by vineyards, farmland and majestic châteaux. A wine-producing region, it’s known for dry whites such as Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé. The Loire Valley contains several distinct wine regions, each with its own characteristic grapes, appellations and styles. As a testament to all the region contributes to French and global culture, the Loire Valley (between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes-sur-Loire) was added to UNESCO’ World Heritage list in 2000.