Beaujolais Full Discovery
Welcome to the Beaujolais Region, birthplace of the Gamay Varietal! Along this full day private wine tour from Lyon, visit the entire Beaujolais region from South to North and discover one of the nicest wine region in France! As you travel you through charming towns with majestic castles, stop at two lovely wineries and be introduced to some surprising Beaujolais wines including reds, rosé, white and Crus...
Beaujolais Golden Stones, Oingt Village & Wine-tasting at a family winery:
At 9:00 am, your English speaking driver-guide picks you up at your hotel in Lyon or close suburbs o explore the Southern Beaujolais region also called "the small French Toscany".
Travel through beautiful rolling hills dotted with secular vineyards, cross several quaint medieval towns built in a gorgeous golden ochre stone and see imposing medieval castles.
Visit Oingt town listed as one of the “157 Most Beautiful Villages in France” and stroll through a warren of little streets with unforgettable names hosting many artists and craftsmen boutiques.
Then, push the door of a small family winery, meet a passionate wine-maker and immerse yourself in history and tradition. Learn about grape growing and the unique beaujolais wine making process.
Finally go to the wine-tasting room and with your guide, get to discover the basic steps of the subtle art of sniffing, swirling and sipping while you taste several Beaujolais wines in a friendly atmosphere.
Lunch in a local Beaujolais Restaurant:
Delight yourself with a delicious meal in a local restaurant which serves regional cuisine. Our guide will be happy to translate and explain all the different courses for you! Lunch from 20 €, not included.
Visit of the Northern Beaujolais Region Crus wines Discovery:es Discovery
In early afternoon, travel to the Northern Beaujolais region and cross the famous Crus appellations of Brouilly, Morgon, Regnié, etc.
On the way, discover La Madone Chapel in Fleurie town and enjoy a breathtaking panaroma of the Beaujolais wine region: on clear days, you may have the chance to see the Alps and the Mount Blanc!
With your guide, learn about soils and climates and how French wines are classified between generic, villages and crus appellations.
Finally, stop at a chateau winery to culminate this splendid Beaujolais wine tour. In the magnificent 17th century cellar full of oak barrels, wine-taste 5 different wines including Morgon & Moulin-à-Vent Crus.
Notice how wine characteristics are different between the South and North Beaujolais region even it is still the same varietal, Gamay.
Surprising Gamay, surprising Beaujolais!
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!