A few kilometres north of Lyon, the green and hilly Beaujolais region awaits for you. World famous for its Beaujolais nouveau, the region offers a large range of very different wines. This wine tour will take you to several wineries and show you the unsuspected richness of this wine region.
Enjoy a day in this region full of surprises and have an exceptional time in the authentic French vineyards.
To start the day, you will in the charming medieval village of Oingt in the south of Beaujolais. Listed as one of The Prettiest Villages of France, this golden stone village is the perfect place to learn about the history and geology of this region. Tour will continue with a visit a family-run winery in the Beaujolais Villages appellation, birthplace of the Beaujolais Nouveau. You will meet the winemaker who will tell you everything about his work and treat you to a tasting of his wines accompanied by a “Mâchon” : the traditional snack of the region.
On the advice of your guide you will be able to have lunch in one of the many traditional restaurants of the region. You will have a large choice of regional specialities that you can pair with the regional wines to keep discover new flavours.
You will then take the beautiful wine route which will offer you stunning sceneries. The opportunity to discover the unique geology of this region. You will cisit a second winery, in the Crus region this time. You will be able to enjoy the aromatic richness of these appellations: Fleurie, Moulin à Vent, Morgon, Juliénas…Certain estates produce a wide selection of appellation that allows you to discover the vineyards in all their complexity. Finally you will drive even further north, where, again, you will be surprised by the complex aromatic palette of this region.