The edition of the Michelin Green Guide to the Loire Chateaux that we own speaks of Preuilly rising on the north bank of the Claise amidst woodland, meadows and vineyards. Ahem...it appears to be quite some time since the nice man from the Michelin guide visited. The vines are long gone, but traces of the old agricultural ways are visible everywhere in the form of cabanes des vignes (workers field huts, particularly associated with vineyards).
but nary a vine to be seen.
slopes today.The vine hut middle distance suggests
the grapes would once have been more extensive.
For more information (in French) and photos see the Commune de Preuilly-sur-Claise website.