Beaujolais Wine Discovery - Morning
Three rivers flow through Lyon: the Rhône, the Saône and... the Beaujolais! Choose to go on a private wine tour when you visit Lyon and be surprised by the unknown & preserved beauty of the Southern Beaujolais wine country called Golden Stones Region. Visit Oingt medieval town built in a unique yellow stone and make 2 stops at beaujolais cellars for wine-tasting sparkling, white, rosé and red beaujolais wines!
Beaujolais Wine country and visit of Oingt Medieval Town:
At 9:00 am, 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 country - South area.
After 30 min transfer, start this lyon wine-tasting 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 morning private wine tour from Lyon with a first winery cellar where you will get to be introduced to the unknown Beaujolais sparkling white and rosé.
With your guide, learn the different basic steps of the subtle art of sniffing, swirling and sipping 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 go to the family wine-tasting room and enjoy 4-5 wines including a white, rosé and red Beaujolais wines in a great authentic atmosphere.
A fun, educative an scenic wine tour 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!