Beaujolais Full Discovery
Welcome to the Beaujolais Region, birthplace of the Gamay Varietal! Along this full day wine trip 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...
Visit of the Beaujolais Region Southern Part with Oingt town & Wine-tasting at a family winery:
At 9:00 am, your English speaking driver-guide picks you up at your hotel or appartment in Lyon city or close suburbs for a full day private wine tour of the Beaujolais region from South to North.
In the morning, after a transfer about 35 min. in a deluxe vehicle, explore the magnificent 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 called semi-carbonic maceration. Finally go to the wine-tasting room and with the wine-maker himself, enjoy 5 beautiful beaujolais wines including a white, a rosé and 2-3 reds. Friendly atmosphere guaranteed!
Lunch in a local Beaujolais Restaurant:
Delight yourself with a delicious meal in a local restaurant which serves regional cuisine. Your guide will be happy to translate and explain all the different courses for you! Lunch from 20 €, not included.
Visit of the Beaujolais North Region and wine-tasting of several Crus wines at a vineyard:
In early afternoon, follow this private wine excursion from Lyon travelling to the Northern Beaujolais region. Cross several famous wine appellations including Brouilly, Morgon, Regnié, etc.
On the way, stop in Fleurie village and from La Madone Chapel, 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 private guide born in Lyon, 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 private wine tour. In the magnificent 17th century cellar full of oak barrels, wine-taste 5 different wines including Morgon & Moulin-à-Vent and Fleurie Crus. Notice how wine characteristics are different between the South and North Beaujolais region even it is still the same varietal, Gamay.
A very pleasant private wine trip from Lyon, nicely balanced between magnificent sceneries and gamay beaujolais wine-tastings!
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!