Beaujolais Wine Discovery - Afternoon
Three rivers flow through Lyon: the Rhône, the Saône and... the Beaujolais! When you visit Lyon, do a private wine tour to the Beaujolais South region and discover the unknown & preserved beauty of the Beaujolais Golden Stones Country. Visit a lovely medieval town called Oingt built in a unique yellow stone and make 2 stops at beaujolais wineries for wine-tasting sparkling, white, rosé and red beaujolais wines!
Beaujolais Wine country and visit of Oingt Medieval Town:
At 2:00 pm, your English speaking driver-guide picks you up at your hotel or appartment in Lyon or close suburbs for a private wine tour to the Beaujolais wine region - Southern part.
After 30 min transfer, start this lyon winery tour driving through one of the prettiest wine countries in France called the Beaujolais Golden Stones region. Travel through beautiful rolling hills dotted with secular vineyards, cross several quaint medieval towns built in a gorgeous golden ochre stone: Chatillon, Chessy, Bagnols, etc. And make a couple of stops to enjoy beautiful panoramic views over the Beaujolais wine country.
Then, visit Oingt medieval town listed as one of the “157 Most Beautiful Villages in France” and stroll through a warren of little streets hosting many artists and craftsmen boutiques. With you english speaking wine guide born in Lyon, learn about history, geography and the french philosophy for wine called terroir.
Stop at two wineries, wine-tasting of Sparkling, white, rosé & red Beaujolais:
Follow this afternoon private wine tour from Lyon, with a first winery cellar where you will get to be introduced to the Beaujolais sparkling white and rosé wines. With your guide, learn the differences in wine-making between the traditional and champagne methods and how French wines are classified between generic, villages and crus appellations.
After a short drive, push the door of a second beaujolais vineyard, meet a passionate wine-maker and immerse yourself in French history and tradition. Learn about gamay grape varietal and the unique beaujolais wine making process called "semi-carbonic maceration" when grapes are all picked by hand and not crushed at all. Finally enjoy a nice beaujolais wine-tasting including a white, rosé and 2-3 reds in a great authentic atmosphere.
A fun, educative an scenic private wine trip to do when you are in Lyon!
Meeting Point / Location For Tour Departure
If you stay in an appartment or an house in Lyon city or close suburbs, to ease pick up for your private guide, please be waiting outside in the street at your accommodation address - 10 min before tour departure time. Thank you!
Our Lyon Private Tours operated to Beaujolais, Cotes du Rhone, Burgundy, Macon wine regions and Perouges, Annecy cities allow you to make the most of your travels immersing yourself into the destination with absolute flexibility. With a knowledgeable English speaking guide native from Lyon region, visit the best sights at your pace, taste & interact with local wine-makers and artisan producers. You have specific requests or would like to do multiple private wine tours from Lyon, France? Please email us, we will be pleased to tailor your touring itinerary for you!