French gastronomy is renowned throughout the world thanks to the richness of its regions. Among the regions that come out of the game, we can count the Île de Ré known for its oysters and its salt. However this is not the only delights the island has to offer! Discover the list of gastronomy of the Île de Ré, to know what to taste and what to bring back from your stay.
Among the flagship products, the Rosé des Dunes and the pineau "Ilrhéa".
Aperitif, table wine or spirits, the wines of the Ile de Ré accompany and extend the holidays.
The vineyards benefit from exceptional sunshine on the Ile de Ré. They contain numerous grape varieties, black and white, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Négrette, Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Ugni White, a specific grape variety for Cognac production.
Le Pineau and Cognac are also among the specialties of the Ile de Ré.
The pineau of the Ile de Ré comes from a terroir and a know-how. White or rosé, this wine from the cooperative of winegrowers is present as an aperitif or in cocktails.
Cognac comes from the light and limestone lands of the island. If you want to know more, do not hesitate to visit the Cave Coopérative au Bois Plage.
From La Couarde to Les Portes and Loix, passing by Ars and Saint Clément des Baleines, salt marshes stretch over the horizon, blending in harmony with the vines and the potato fields.
On 460 hectares, the sauniers perpetuate a know-how dating back to the 12th century. Today, a hundred or so salt producers are brought together in a cooperative to optimise their means of production and sale: coarse salt, fine salt or salt flour.
From Rivedoux to Portes-en-Ré, it is impossible not to cross one of these oyster parks visible at low tide along the coast. Go to meet the oyster farmers who will be happy to let you discover this pure product of the sea.
An oyster needs four years before it can be grown.
Another good adress? La cabane Océane : 2 Chemin du Petit Praud, 17630 La Flotte
Exclusively made from fruits grown on the island, the jams of the island are a treat for the taste buds.
2 addresses: Les jardins du Clocher in Ars and Le Jardin de Lydie in Bois-Plage
The Honey of the Ile de Ré is a honey from all flowers (flowers of the marshes rétais, wild flowers), fruity and acidulated. It is distinguished by fine and light crystallisation.
2 addresses: the Abeille Réthaise in Rivedoux (guided tour of the farm, followed by a tasting from April to October) and the Abeille de Ré in Loix.
The Brasserie Bières de Ré has diversified and innovated its range of beers. Authentic, tasty and 100% natural, the Bières de Ré collection is composed of 4 artisanal beers of character (Blanche, Ambrée, Déferlante and Blonde) and 2 special beers (Blanche Agrume and Collector) and three Bio beers (Blanche, Blonde and EXTRA Cognac).
The brewery of the Ile de Ré is located in Sainte Marie de Ré. Come and discover the techniques of brewing and fermentation.
Another good adress: Bières de Ré: RD201, Les Hauts des Peux Bertaud, 17740 Sainte-Marie-de-Ré
The Ré biscuit factory in Sainte-Marie de Ré makes its biscuits in the pure artisan tradition, a natural product par excellence.
And for the gourmands, Ile de Ré Chocolats is an institution of the Ile de Re anchored since the 80s in the village of Saint-Martin de Ré.