Beaujolais Crus & Castles - Afternoon
Brouilly, Fleurie, Morgon, Fleurie, Moulin-a-Vent, Saint Amour, etc. Welcome to the Beaujolais Region north where the best gamay wines called "crus" are produced! Along this half day private wine tour from Lyon, as you drive through charming towns and magnificent landscapes, let us introduce you to some of the most renowned Beaujolais wines at a small family winery & in the magnificent cellar of a Castle wine Estate:
Guided tour of the Beaujolais Wine Region called "Crus":
At 2:00 pm, 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 region - Northern part.
After a short minivan transfer, start this Lyon half day private excursion travelling on the beautiful "Beaujolais Wine Road" and with your guide learn about the "terroir" (french philosphy for wine), gamay grape varietal, geography and the difference between Beaujolais, Beaujolais-Villages and Crus wines appellations.
Pass the Mount Brouilly, a strikingly beautiful dormant volcano covered by secular vineyards and cross the famous wine towns of Régnié, Morgon & Fleurie.
Then, Stop at La Madone Chapel in Fleurie and 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!
Wine-tasting at a Beaujolais family winery & Castle wine Estate:
At 3:30 pm, push the door of a small beaujolais family winery, meet a passionate wine-maker and learn the different steps of the unique wine making process of Beaujolais called "semi-carbonic" maceration.
Then, go to the nicely decorated wine-tasting room to enjoy several crus Beaujolais wines in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
Travel again on the Beaujolais wine road to reach a Chateau Wine Estate and enter a magnificent cellar full of oak barrels. In this amazing cellar setting, do a beaujolais wine-tasting of 5 wines from different geographic areas called terroir.
Take your time to savor Morgon, Chénas, Moulin-à-vent wines as your guide describe them and tell you about their aromas, balance and complexity...
A beautiful private wine journey to do when you travel to 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!