Beaujolais Tours

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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.

Half-Day Beaujolais Wine Tour from Lyon

2. 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: Half-Day Wine Tour

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Beaujolais

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

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!

We had an excellent tour guide throughout the entire journey that had strong knowledge of wine. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, the tour guide had to improvise and we ended by drinking in a Chruch.

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.