Macon & Beaujolais wine tour
Pouilly Fuissé, Pouilly Vinzelles, Mâcon Villages, St Véran, Fleurie, Morgon, Brouilly, Moulin-a-Vent ... Welcome to Macon & Beaujolais Crus regions where some of the best Chardonnay and Gamay wines are produced! Along this full day private wine tour from Lyon to the Southern Burgundy region, visit 2 family wineries and make yours the famous French adage which says "Whites then reds won't go to your head; reds then whites and you're out for the night"!
Macon Crus Wines - Chardonnay Grape Wine-tasting at Pouilly Fuissé
At 9:00 am, your English speaking driver-guide picks you up at your hotel in Lyon or close suburbs and transfer you to Macon Region, land of the world famous Chardonnay grape.
Travel on the famous Macon Route des Vins and discover a beautiful wine country. Cross Pierreclos and Vergisson towns before "hitting" one of nature's masterpieces, Solutré Roch (493 m), a symbol of Southern Burgundy. Stop to take pictures of this "Sphinx" which dominates Mâcon vineyards also listed as a major Palaeolithic site in France.
At 10:45 am, experience a warm welcome at a Macon family Estate in Fuissé town. With the winemaker, visit the winery and learn about the wine-making process and barrel-aging of Chardonnays.
Then, enter the wine-tasting room sample a selection of Macon white wines among themselves, the famous Pouilly-Fuissé cru. Feel all the finesse & freshness of these perfectly balanced chardonnays with a slight oaky finish.
Lunch in Juliénas or Fleurie:
Delight yourself with a delicious meal in a local restaurant which serves Beaujolais cuisine. Our guide will be happy to translate and explain all the different courses for you! Menus start from € 20 during the week (Special of the day) and € 25 on weekends. Lunch is not included.
Visit of Beaujolais Crus Region Wine-tasting at a small family winery
Start the afternoon with a a breathtaking panaroma of the Beaujolais wine region from La Madone Chapel in Fleurie. With you guide learn about the geography of the 10 crus of Beaujolais, their unique soils and climate characteristics.
Follow the journey driving on the magnificent Beaujolais Crus wine road from North to South and discover charming little towns: Chenas, Villié Morgon, Chiroubles, etc.
Then, visit at second family winery, meet a passionate wine-maker, learn everything about the gamay grape and its unique wine making-process called semi-carbonic maceration which gives a special fruitiness to the wines.
Finally, go to the caveau (wine-tasting room) to enjoy several Beaujolais red wines. Delight yourself with these beautiful "crus" as you share a unique moment of friendship.
All in a day, white & red wines!
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!