Small Group Tours
Beaujolais Crus & Castles - Morning
Moulin-à-Vent, Morgon, Fleurie, Chenas, Brouilly, St Amour, Juliénas, etc. Welcome to the Northern Beaujolais Region where the elite Gamay wines called "crus" are produced! Along this wine tour, as you drive through charming towns with beautiful castles, let us introduce you to some of the most renowned Beaujolais wines in the magnificent cellar of a Chateau Estate and at a small Family winery:
Beaujolais Crus Wine Road & Terroir
At 9:00 am, your 8-seater minibus leaves Place Bellecour in Lyon to the Northern Beaujolais called CRUS wine region. Start the journey travelling on the beautiful Beaujolais "Route des Vins" and with your guide learn about the "terroir" (french philosphy for wine) and the different characteristics of the Beaujolais "crus" wines appellations.
Drive through "Moulin-à-Vent" Crus, represended by its emblematic windmill from the 15th century surrounded by vineyards. In this area of Beaujolais, vines grow on granit soils with veins of Manganese which gives more tannic and deeper wines.
Then, climb to 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!
Visit of a Beaujolais Château Estate & a small family winery
Push the door of a chateau Wine Estate and enter a magnificent cellar full of oak barrels. In this amazing cellar setting, wine-taste several crus wines and with your connoisseur talk about their characteristics, balance and complexity.
Then, travel again on the wine road to reach a small family winery Estate of several generations.
Meet a passionate wine-maker, learn the different steps of the unique wine making process of Beaujolais called "semi-carbonic" maceration and finally go to wine-tasting room called "caveau".
Conclude the intense morning wine tour with a second wine-tasting of several crus wines in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
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.