Beaujolais Wine Discovery - Morning
Three rivers flow through Lyon: the Rhône, the Saône and... the Beaujolais! Go on a private half day wine tour to the Southern part of the Beaujolais region and discover behind the famous label the unknown & preserved beauty of the Golden Stones Country. Visit Oingt medieval towns built in a unique yellow stone and then make 2 stops for wine-tasting sparkling, white, rosé and red beaujolais:
Visit of Beaujolais Golden Stones region & Oingt Medieval Town:
At 9:00 am, your English speaking driver-guide picks you up at your hotel in Lyon or close suburbs and transfer you to the Southern Beaujolais region. After a 30 min drive, discover one of the prettiest wine countries in France also called the "Small French Toscany"!
Travel through beautiful rolling hills dotted with secular vineyards and cross several quaint medieval towns built in a gorgeous golden ochre stone.
Visit Oingt 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.
Enjoy beautiful panoramic views over the Beaujolais and learn about its terroir and geography.
Stop at two wineries for wine-tasting Sparkling, white, rosé & red Beaujolais:
Follow this morning wine tour with a first winery where you will get to be introduced to the unknown sparkling white and rosé Beaujolais.
With your guide, learn the different basic steps of the subtle art of sniffing, swirling and sipping while you taste and how French wines are classified between generic, villages and crus appellations.
After a short drive, push the door of a second winery, meet a passionate wine-maker and immerse yourself in French history and tradition.
Learn about grape growing 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 caveau (wine-tasting room) and taste several red Beaujolais in a great authentic atmosphere.
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!