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 private wine tour 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 explanations
At 9:00 am, 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 country - North 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 private wine tour from Lyon for beginners and connoisseurs!
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!