Small Group Tours
Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Tour - Afternoon
On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the 3rd week of each November, Kanpai operates a special “Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Tour” to make you feel the unique party atmosphere of this French wine region. During 4 days, hundreds of small family estates open their cellar doors to welcome visitors from France and all over the world. Visit 2 wineries, taste the "new wine" and experience the Beaujolais Nouveau Release Festival the most authentic way!"
Scenic drive through the Beaujolais Nouveau Region:
At 2:00 pm, your 8-seater minibus leaves Place Bellecour in Lyon to the Southern Beaujolais region.
Start the afternoon with a scenic drive through the Golden Stone Region where hundreds of small family wineries produced the famous Beaujolais Nouveau wine.
Cross several quaint medieval towns built in yellow stones and capture the beauty of French Autumn with vineyards leaves changing of colours: feast your eyes with some yellow, red, brown, green, etc.
Then, stop to visit Oingt, a picturesque town listed as one of the “157 Most Beautiful Villages in France” and learn about the Beaujolais "terroir".
Along the tour, discover with your guide the history of the Beaujolais Nouveau, its unique wine-making process and how this world wine event began.
Along this scenic drive, with your guide, discover the history of the Beaujolais Nouveau wine, its unique wine-making process and how everything started.
Visit of 2 wineries and Beaujolais Nouveau wine-Tasting
Then, successively push the doors of 2 family wineries and in each of them taste the Beaujolais Nouveau wine or "primeur", production of the year.
Delight yourself with this young, fresh & fruity ruby nectar made from the Gamay grape and of course get the opportunity to taste other Beaujolais wines called "vins de garde", wines that you can aged several years in your cellar.
Slowly get into the atmosphere and let "the magic" and "spirit" of the Beaujolais Nouveau Festival taking over, when wine means conviviality, friendship, sharing and partying!
YES, Le beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!!!
Meeting Point / Location For Tour Departure
Our Lyon Small Groups Tours to Beaujolais, Cotes du Rhone, Macon and Perouges are 8 guests maximum to be able to operate the best possible wine tours and sightseeing excursions. With a friendly, knowledgeable English speaking driver guide, you visit and taste wines at family wineries and renowned castles cellars of Lyon's surrounding vineyards. Our Lyon wine tours and sightseeing excursions are whether half day or full day, with a departure from Lyon Office de Tourisme building, France.