Private Tours - Lyon

Initiation to Wine Appreciation

From 590.00€ (Based on 2 people)
295.00€ /pers.
A minimum of 2 travellers is required to complete this booking
  • 16h00-19h00
  • wine tasting
    wine tasting
  • Food tastings
    Food tastings
  • Meeting facility
    Meeting facility
  • Multilingual guide
    Multilingual guide
  • Group 16 pers. max
    Group 16 pers. max

Learn about wine tasting and please your colleagues, guests or friends in Lyon! . Through a 2,5 hrs. course and 6 wines, discover the art of swirling, sniffing and sipping with one of our wine expert from Lyon:


  • art-wine-tasting-lyon


Program Initiation to Wine Appreciation, Presentation


Introduction to the art of wine tasting :

The wine tasting introduction course begins with a flask game where participants have to find the different wine aromas. We will also discuss about wine defects.

Then the different stages of wine-tasting are described with an introduction to the gestures and wine vocabulary:

Look: Is the wine clear or cloudy, bright or lifeless, intense or not deep? What is its color and its hue.

Smell: first, breathe the wine's aromas in a series of light sniffs. Then swirl the wine around the glass and repeat the process. Do you smell fruits, flowers, vegetables, spices, etc.?

Taste: put the wine in your mouth and assess acidity, bitterness and learn to describe tannins. Are they soft, pleasant, harsh or silky? Is the wine well-balanced? How long does it stay in your mouth?

Program Initiation to Wine Appreciation, Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Tasting of 6 wines with different profils:

Our facilitator gives each participant a notebook with tasting sheets, a glossary and a summary of the information given.

Then in good humor, humor and conviviality, the tasting begins with 6 wines on the program:
1 sparkling wine: crémant de Bourgogne or champagne;
2 whites: a Chardonnay and a Viognier;
2 Reds: a gamay and a more robust syrah;
1 Dessert wine: Banyuls or late harvest;

For each wine tasted, participants put into practice their newly acquired wine knowledge and exchange with our wine expert who uses simple and precise vocabulary.

A platter of cheeses and charcuterie from the Lyon region accompanies the tasting and allows surprising food and wine pairings.

The art of tasting wine no longer holds any secrets for you!

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Meeting Point / Location For Tour Departure

If you stay in an hotel located in Lyon City or close suburbs, please wait for your private guide down in the hotel lobby 10 min before tour departure time.
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 an English speaking guide wine expert native from Lyon region, wine-taste & interact with french wine-makers and artisan producers and visit Lyon best sights at your pace. 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!