Macon & Beaujolais wine tour
Pouilly Fuissé, Mâcon Villages, Macon, St Véran, Fleurie, Morgon, Brouilly, Moulin-a-Vent ... Welcome to Macon & Beaujolais wine regions where some of the best Chardonnay and Gamay wines in France are produced! Along this full day private wine tour from Lyon to the Southern Burgundy region, visit 2 family wineries and make yours the famous French adage which says "Whites then reds won't go to your head; reds then whites and you're out for the night"!
Macon wine region, chardonnay grape & Wine-tasting of Pouilly Fuissé wines:.
At 9:00 am, your English speaking driver-guide picks you up at your hotel or appartment in Lyon city or close suburbs for a private wine tour to Macon & Beaujolais northern regions.
After a transfer of 40 minutes approx. travel on the famous Macon wine road and discover the land of the world famous Chardonnay grape. Cross Pierreclos and Vergisson towns before "hitting" one of nature's masterpieces, Solutré Roch (493 m), a symbol of Southern Burgundy. Stop to take pictures of this "Sphinx" which dominates Mâcon vineyards also listed as a major Palaeolithic site in France.
At 10:45 am, experience a warm welcome at a Macon family Estate in Pouilly Fuissé town. With the winemaker, visit the winery and learn about the wine-making process and barrel-aging of Chardonnays.
Then, enter the wine-tasting room sample a selection of Macon white wines among themselves, the famous Pouilly-Fuissé cru. Feel all the finesse & freshness of these perfectly balanced chardonnays with a slight oaky finish.
Lunch in Juliénas or Fleurie:
Delight yourself with a delicious meal in a local restaurant which serves Beaujolais cuisine. Our guide will be happy to translate and explain all the different courses for you! Menus start from € 20. Lunch is not included.
Visit of Beaujolais Crus Region and Wine-tasting in a beaujolais cellar
Start the afternoon with a a breathtaking panaroma of the Beaujolais wine region from La Madone Chapel in Fleurie village. With you guide learn about the geography of the 10 crus of Beaujolais, their unique soils and climate characteristics.
Follow this lyon wine-tasting tour travelling on the magnificent Beaujolais wine road and cross charming little towns: Villié Morgon, Régnié, Chiroubles, etc.
Then, visit at second family winery, meet a passionate wine-maker, learn everything about the gamay grape and its unique wine making-process called semi-carbonic maceration which gives a special fruitiness to the wines.
Finally, go to the wine-tasting room to enjoy several Beaujolais red wines. Delight yourself with these beautiful "crus" as you share a unique moment of friendship.
A private wine tour from Lyon where you will get all in a day, first white & then red wines!
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!