Small Group Tours
Beaujolais Wine Discovery - Afternoon
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Three rivers flow through Lyon: the Rhône, the Saône and... the Beaujolais! When you visit Lyon, do a wine tour to the Beaujolais South region and discover the unknown & preserved beauty of the Beaujolais Golden Stones Country. Visit a lovely medieval town called Oingt built in a unique yellow stone and make 2 stops at beaujolais wineries for wine-tasting sparkling, white, rosé and red beaujolais wines!
Beaujolais Wine country and visit of Oingt Medieval Town
At 2:00 pm, your 8-seater minibus leaves Bellecour Square in Lyon to the Beaujolais south region. After 30 min transfer, start this lyon winery tour driving through one of the prettiest wine countries in France called the Beaujolais Golden Stones region.
Travel through beautiful rolling hills dotted with secular vineyards, cross several quaint medieval towns built in a gorgeous golden ochre stone: Chatillon, Chessy, Bagnols, etc. And make a couple of stops to enjoy beautiful panoramic views over the Beaujolais wine country.
Then, visit Oingt medieval 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. With you english speaking wine guide born in Lyon, learn about history, geography and the french philosophy for wine called terroir.
Stop at two wineries, wine-tasting of Sparkling, white, rosé & red Beaujolais:
Follow this afternoon lyon wine tour, with a first winery cellar where you will get to be introduced to the Beaujolais sparkling white and rosé wines. With your guide, learn the differences in wine-making between the traditional and champagne methods and how French wines are classified between generic, villages and crus appellations.
After a short drive, push the door of a second beaujolais vineyard, meet a passionate wine-maker and immerse yourself in French history and tradition. Learn about gamay grape varietal and the unique beaujolais wine making process called "semi-carbonic maceration" when grapes are all picked by hand and not crushed at all. Finally enjoy a nice beaujolais wine-tasting including a white, rosé and 2-3 reds in a great authentic atmosphere.
A fun, educative an scenic wine trip to do when you are in Lyon!
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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.