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Golden Stones Beaujolais Wine Tasting Trip from Lyon

1. Golden Stones Beaujolais Wine Tasting Trip from Lyon

Escape to Lyon’s famous wine country on a half-day tour to Southern Beaujolais and enjoy the wonders of this region, in a small group. Famous for its Beaujolais Nouveau, the region offers also unique and charming little golden stone villages. Leaving from Lyon, your passionate driver and guide will take you through the hills of this wonderful region, which is often compared to Tuscany. Start the day with an introduction to wine-tasting in a beautiful and scenic setting, where you will be told all about the notion of 'Terroir'. Then, enjoy a stroll in the charming golden stones medieval village of Oingt and learn more about the history of Beaujolais. Continue in a family winery to discover more wines and learn all about the secret of French wine-making while having the traditional 'machon', the silk workers breakfast. This tour is the perfect opportunity to learn all about the Beaujolais region and it’s wines in a fun and friendly atmosphere with scenic views all along.

Beaujolais: Half-Day Wine Tour

2. Beaujolais: Half-Day Wine Tour

Begin this half-day devoted to wine and the vintages of Beaujolais by an introduction to wine-making with a tour at the beautiful Château de Pizay to discover the culture of wine-making. Increase your knowledge of wine and understand the general notion of “terroir” in order to fully comprehend the treasures of this wine-making heritage. Get the chance to obtain your first amateur wine expert diploma! End the visit at the wine shop which presents all the estate’s wines. You will be able to taste twelve wines from the estate, both reds, and whites. Take the wine route and continue the itinerary through the vineyards. Admire the variety of landscapes that constitute the treasures of this region. Your guide will explain to you why this region produces so many famous wines. Then, go and meet a wine-maker who will present his estate and wine production. Another opportunity to taste five high-quality wines will again allow you to test what you learned about wine in the morning.

Half-Day Beaujolais Wine Tour from Lyon

3. Half-Day Beaujolais Wine Tour from Lyon

Spend a beautiful morning and discover the northern part of Beaujolais, known for its crus. Your shared or private guide will take you to this famous region on a charming wine route with amazing scenery. Start the day with a gourmet stop in the regional farmer’s market of Villefranche, the capital of Beaujolais, and discover the famous “Mâchon”. This traditional snack will treat you to the best local cheeses and charcuterie and is served with a glass of wine. Driving through the hills and charming villages of this region, learn all about the “terroir” before ending the tour in a family-run winery. Meet the winemaker who will show you his estate and tell you all about his passion before welcoming you in the cellar for a tasting. This tour is ideal to discover the region in all its flavors!

Beaujolais: Segway Tour with Wine Tasting

4. Beaujolais: Segway Tour with Wine Tasting

Follow an enthusiastic and passionate guide through the picturesque Beaujolais wine route at the controls of a Segway, an innovative and ecological means of transport. Accessible to beginners, it is a fun experience to enjoy with family or friends. Meet your guide in the morning or afternoon, depending on the time chosen for the visit. You will first benefit from a 15-minute presentation on the use of the Segway. You will be ready to enjoy this visit with confidence. Each circuit is designed so that everyone can enjoy the beauty of the Beaujolais countryside and its historic villages. This 1h15 excursion starts at a winemaker's estate located in a charming village near Villefranche-sur-Saône, just 30 minutes from Lyon. Follow your local guide through vineyards and other stunning scenery. Make a few stops to take pictures of the hillsides and the many small villages that surround them. After exploring the fields, continue through the medieval village of Oingt to enjoy its beauty and character. Then return to the estate by following the road and crossing the fields. You will be welcomed by the winemaker, who will happily present his wines and local products to you.

Half day bike guided in Beaujolais - Mont Brouilly and wine

5. Half day bike guided in Beaujolais - Mont Brouilly and wine

This 20 km tour will bring you on quiet and scenic roads offering diverse points of view. We will discover several wine villages of the “crus beaujolais” and their differents wine appellations as Brouilly, Côte de Brouilly, Régnié. The objective is to have a good time, to discover the wine world specifically the Beaujolais wines from the different appellations, the history of Beaujolais, the winemaker’s work, some geology... All of this in a friendly atmosphere. I will answer any question that might hit you.

Private Beaujolais wine tour with a French wine expert

6. Private Beaujolais wine tour with a French wine expert

Discovery day of the Beaujolais wine region, located 50 minutes north of Lyon. 3 visits of wineries are planned during the day, two in the morning and one after lunch. We will taste 5 to 7 wines per winery and discover the different approaches to winemaking in the region (traditionnal, organic, biodynamic...) You have two choices: either the day takes place in the company of a private driver and without my presence, or I will be present for the day in addition to the driver. Up to two people will be transported in a recent Mercedes sedan with air conditioning. For groups of 3 or more, we'll opt for a comfortable new V-Class Van with a lounge area for the whole day. Full lunch included with wine at the region's leading gourmet restaurant. If you would like to buy wine, we can arrange for it to be shipped directly to your home. I invite you to make a reservation request so that we can discuss your particular desire for this day, it is tailor-made. Hugo from JEANGUYOT Wine Agency

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based on 72 reviews

This was my favorite of all the excursions I did in Lyon. The first stop was at a church with a stunning view of rolling hills, vineyards, and a small village or two. The guide gave a lesson on the production of Beaujolais wines, and then we tasted a white wine, a rose, and a red wine, with a croissant. Next we were driven to the beautifully quaint town of Oingt and had time to explore. After this we went to a vineyard that has been in the same family for three generations, and saw a 100 year old vine that is still producing grapes. We again tasted probably 15 more wines, with bread and cheese. We also went inside the area where the grapes are processed and the wine is aged and stored. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

This is a great tour. Our guide François was knowledgeable, friendly, interesting and a very good driver. He gave us a great overview of the area as we drove through gorgeous terrain to Oingt, a delightful tiny village high up on a hill. After tasting some wine on a beautiful hill facing an amazing view in Oingt, we visited a lovely family winery, where we went out into the vineyard, tasted the grapes and learned how they tend and grow the vines. The wine-tasting afterwards was delicious, with a small snack of meat and cheese and bread. We were back in Lyon by early afternoon. It was a perfect way to get a glimpse of the Beaujolais wine and wine-making area. I highly recommend this tour.

One of our favourite tours on our trip. Thoroughly enjoyed this small group tour to the lovely countryside. Loved the passion of the owner/operator. Visited a winery and shown around by the owner, you wont regret booking this tour. Thank you again for a day we wont forget!

Wonderful wine tour through southern part of Beaujolais. Only 30 mins from Lyon so not a lot of time spend traveling. The guide Ian was excellent and made the experience very enjoyable for us.

The tour includes a stop in a medieval village which was a welcomed addition. The vineyard we stopped at was quaint and all of the wines were delicious! The winemaker was very pleasant.