Small Group Tours
Macon & Beaujolais wine tour
Pouilly Fuissé, Pouilly Vinzelles, Mâcon Villages, St Véran, Fleurie, Morgon, Brouilly, Moulin-a-Vent ... Welcome to Macon & Beaujolais Crus regions where some of the best Chardonnay and Gamay wines are produced! Along this full day wine tour from Lyon to the Southern Burgundy, 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 Crus Wines - Chardonnay Grape Wine-tasting at Pouilly Fuissé
At 9:00 am, your 8-seater minibus leaves Place Bellecour in Lyon to Macon Region, land of the world famous Chardonnay grape.
Travel on the famous Macon Route des Vins and discover a beautiful wine country. 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 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 towns
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 not included.
Visit of Beaujolais Crus Region Wine-tasting at a small family winery
Start the afternoon with a a breathtaking panaroma of the Beaujolais wine region from La Madone Chapel in Fleurie. With you guide learn about the geography of the 10 crus of Beaujolais, their unique soils and climate characteristics.
Follow the journey driving on the magnificent Beaujolais Crus wine road from North to South and discover charming little towns: Chenas, Villié Morgon, 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 caveau (wine-tasting room) to enjoy several Beaujolais red wines. Delight yourself with these beautiful "crus" as you share a unique moment of friendship.
All in a day, white & red wines!
Point de Rencontre / Lieu de Départ du Circuit
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.