Small Group Tours
Beaujolais Crus Wines & Castles - Afternoon
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Brouilly, Fleurie, Morgon, Moulin-a-Vent, Saint Amour, etc. Welcome to the Beaujolais Region north where the best gamay wines called "crus" are produced! Along this half day wine tour from Lyon, as you drive through charming towns and magnificent landscapes, let us introduce you to some of the most renowned Beaujolais wines at a small family winery & in the magnificent cellar of a Castle Estate:
Guided tour of the Beaujolais Wine Region called
At 2:00 pm, your 8-seater minibus leaves Bellecour Square in Lyon to the Beaujolais wine region called "CRUS".
After a short transfer, start this Lyon half day excursion travelling on the beautiful "Beaujolais Wine Road" and with your guide learn about the "terroir" (french philosphy for wine), gamay grape varietal, geography and the difference between Beaujolais, Beaujolais-Villages and Crus wines appellations.
Pass the Mount Brouilly, a strikingly beautiful dormant volcano covered by secular vineyards and cross the famous wine towns of Régnié, Morgon & Fleurie.
Then, Stop at 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!
Wine-tasting at a Beaujolais family winery & Castle wine Estate
At 3:30 pm, push the door of a small beaujolais family winery, meet a passionate wine-maker and learn the different steps of the unique wine making process of Beaujolais called "semi-carbonic" maceration.
Then, go to the nicely decorated wine-tasting room to enjoy several crus Beaujolais wines in a fun and friendly atmosphere!
Travel again on the Beaujolais wine road to reach a Chateau Wine Estate and enter a magnificent cellar full of oak barrels. In this amazing cellar setting, do a beaujolais wine-tasting of 5 wines from different geographic areas called terroir. Take your time to savor Morgon, Chénas, Moulin-à-vent wines as your guide describes them and tell you about their aromas, balance and complexity...
A beautiful wine trip to do when you travel to 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.