Burgundy Great Vineyards
"Since 2000 years, Burgundy has been creating the best Pinot Noir & Chardonnay wines in the world. At only 1:30 hrs away from Lyon, experience a fascinating full day private wine tour which will take you into the heart of the great vineyards of Burgundy and its mythic “crus” wines: Montrachet, Pommard, Meursault, Volnay, Nuits St Georges, Clos Vougeot, Chambolle Musigny, Romanée-conti, Chambertin, etc. Indulge yourself and enter the legend!"
Cote de Beaune region - Kingdom of Chardonnay Wine-tasting at a small family winery
At 8:00 am, your English speaking driver-guide picks you up at your hotel in Lyon or close suburbs and transfer you to the Southern Burgundy, in the Cotes de Beaune region, the homeland of the world famous Chardonnay grape.
Take the Grand Crus Route and cross the famous wine villages of Chassagne-Montrache, Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, Volnay & Pommard. With your guide, learn about the "terroir" philosophy, the different soils characteristics and how works the wine ranking from Regional to Grand Crus wines.
Then stop to a family winery for a visit. Learn some secrets about wine-making and the art of barrel aging before catching the essence of several Chardonnay & Pinot Noir wines through a wine-tasting of 5-6 wines.
Lunch in Beaune, capital of Burgundy wines:
Delight yourself with a delicious meal in the magnificent city of Beaune in a local restaurant which serves typical Burgundy cuisine. Our guide will be happy to translate and explain all the different courses for you! Lunch is not included.
Cote de Nuits region - Kingdom of Pinot Noir
After lunch, make a stop at the Hospices de Beaune building to admire this masterpiece of Flemish-influenced architecture which become one of the most famous emblem of Burgundy.
Then, drive North and go through Côte de Nuits vineyards, the homeland of Pinot Noir grape. Cross Nuits-St-Georges, Vosne-Romanée, Chambolle-Musigny, Gevrey-Chambertin town. On the way stop at the world known Clos Vougeot and with your guide learn about its history and origins.
Then, push the door of two wineries from Cote de Nuits and taste at each 5-6 more beautiful wines including at least one Grand Crus. Enjoy the sights, aromas and flavours of sublime Pinot Noir and Chardonnays.
You just have entered the legend ...
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!