Small Group Tours
Beaujolais Wine Discovery - Afternoon
Three rivers flow through Lyon: the Rhône, the Saône and... the Beaujolais! Go on a wine tour to the Southern part of the Beaujolais region and discover behind the famous label the unknown & preserved beauty of the Golden Stones Country. Visit Oingt medieval towns built in a unique yellow stone and then make 2 stops for wine-tasting sparkling, white, rosé and red beaujolais!
Beaujolais Golden Stones Discovery & Visit of Oingt Medieval Town
At 2:00 pm, your 8-seater minibus leaves Place Bellecour in Lyon to the Southern Beaujolais region. After a transfer of 30 min approx., discover one of the prettiest wine countries in France also called the "Small French Tuscany"!
Travel through beautiful rolling hills dotted with secular vineyards and cross several quaint medieval towns built in a gorgeous golden ochre stone.
Visit Oingt town listed as one of the “157 Most Beautiful Villages in France” and stroll through a warren of little streets hosting many artists and craftsmen boutiques.
Enjoy beautiful panoramic views over the Beaujolais and learn about its terroir and geography.
Stop at two wineries for wine-tasting Sparkling, white, rosé & red Beaujolais
Follow this afternoon wine tour with a first winery where you will get to be introduced to the unknown sparkling white and rosé Beaujolais.
With your guide, learn the different basic steps of the subtle art of sniffing, swirling and sipping while you taste and how French wines are classified between generic, villages and crus appellations.
After a short drive, push the door of a second winery, meet a passionate wine-maker and immerse yourself in French history and tradition.
Learn about grape growing and the unique beaujolais wine making process called "semi-carbonic maceration" when grapes are all picked by hand and not crushed at all.
Finally go to the caveau (wine-tasting room) and taste several red Beaujolais in a great authentic atmosphere.
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.