Small Group Tours
Beaujolais Crus & Castles - Morning
Moulin-à-Vent, Morgon, Fleurie, Brouilly, St Amour, Juliénas, etc. Welcome to the Northern Beaujolais Region where the elite Gamay wines called "crus" are produced! Along this half day wine trip from Lyon, as you drive through charming towns with beautiful landscapes, 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 vineyard:
Tour of the beaujolais region & Terroir explainations
At 9:00 am, your 8-seater minibus leaves Bellecour Square in Lyon to the Northern Beaujolais region wine region called CRUS wine area. Start this wine journey travelling on the beautiful Beaujolais "Route des Vins" and with your guide learn about the "terroir" (french philosphy for wine), history, geography and the different characteristics of the Beaujolais 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.
Follow this wine trip in Fleurie village with a stop at La Madone Chapel 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 Castle Estate & at a small family vineyard
Push the door of a beaujolais castle wine estate and enter a magnificent cellar full of oak barrels. In this amazing cellar setting, wine-taste 5 wines and with your connoisseur guide talk about the characteristics, balance and complexity of Morgon, Moulin-a-vent, Chénas crus appellations.
Then, travel again on the beaujolais 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 this intense and pleasant morning wine tour from Lyon with a second wine-tasting of several beaujolais wines in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
A wine trip from Lyon for beginners and connoisseurs!
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.