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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.

From Lyon: Beaujolais Region Wine Tour with Tastings

3. From Lyon: Beaujolais Region Wine Tour with Tastings

A few kilometers north of Lyon, the northern region of Beaujolais is famous for its vintages: Fleurie, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent... Wind your way around the hills with your driver-guide and wine lover, will introduce you to the rich variety of this wine region. In the heart of this territory with an exceptional geology, this itinerary allows you to discover the vintages of Beaujolais in all their dimensions. This wine itinerary is the perfect program for discovering and tasting Beaujolais wines in all their diversity. A complete experience for intense emotions! Start your half-day in an authentic family winery. Meet the winemaker, visit his estate and of course taste a selection of his wines. We will then take the wine route, with its beautiful hills covered with vines. You will observe the variety of sceneries that produces so many different well-known wines. An exceptional geology that allows the region to be listed as a geopark in 2018. Thanks to your wine-passionate driver-guide you will learn everything about the wine-making process and understand the meaning of the French word “terroir”. The tour will end in a Cru village where you meet a winemaker who will tell you about his work and show you his estate before welcoming you in the wine-cellar for a tasting. The perfect half-day tour to discover the authentic « terroir » of the Northern Beaujolais, in a convivial atmosphere.

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.

From Lyon: Guided Beaujolais Tour with Wine Tasting

5. From Lyon: Guided Beaujolais Tour with Wine Tasting

A unique half-day guided tour in the Southern Beaujolais wine region. You'll be guided by a local guide who knows perfectly the region, and who'll tell you all about the history, estates, wines, winemakers and secrets from Beaujolais. You'll stop to take advantage of the magnificent views from the hillsides and enjoy the drive trough the vineyards and the small villages build with a golden stone. You'll learn all about Gamay and Chardonnay, the region's emblematic grape varieties. During this half-day tour , you will stop at 2 different estates to visit and taste exceptional red and white wines. We'll drive you around in our luxury vehicle and make sure you enjoy your half-day with us. The guide is there to share his knowledge, answer all your questions and guide you to make sure you have an unforgettable half-day. A great wine experience !

Beaujolais - Pérouges : Full Day Shared Trip

6. Beaujolais - Pérouges : Full Day Shared Trip

Enjoy an authentic day exploring the countryside surrounding Lyon. You will start on the right bank of the Saône with the Beaujolais. It’s in the heart of an exceptional estate that you will discover this land of heritage and vineyards. After admiring the Beaujolais hills from the mythical Mont Brouilly, you will visit the famous Château de La Chaize, the “small Versailles” of Beaujolais : discovery of the French gardens, visit of the historic winery, of the longest cellar of Beaujolais to finish with a tasting of the wines of the domain. Free lunch in the heart of Beaujolais In the afternoon, you will cross the Saône and join the Dombes, and criss-cross the region with 1000 ponds to the picturesque medieval village of Pérouges. You will taste the famous sugar cake and travel back in time along the cobbled streets.

Half day bike guided in Beaujolais - Mont Brouilly and wine

7. 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.

(Lyon) Private Beaujolais wine tour with Michelin-star lunch

8. (Lyon) Private Beaujolais wine tour with Michelin-star lunch

A relaxed day discovering the Beaujolais region and its scenic landscapes, talking to the winemakers, tasting the different wines and chatting throughout the day with a French Sommelier (Hugo Jeanguyot) 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 (organic, biodynamic, old vintages) As a wine merchant, WSET3 sommelier and, above all, passionate about France's culinary and wine heritage, I'll be joining you on the day to talk about French wine and its specific characteristics. A private chauffeur will drive us throughout the day. Electric Mercedes Class E for couples and Mercedes Class V Van for groups of 3 or more. Full lunch included with wine at a one-star Michelin restaurant If you would like to buy wine, we can arrange for it to be shipped directly to your home. Hugo from JEANGUYOT Wine Agency

Lyon : self-guided hike in the Beaujolais (train & picnic)

9. Lyon : self-guided hike in the Beaujolais (train & picnic)

Early in the morning, your have an appointment in a friendly and globe-trotting place in Lyon (the hostel Slo Living), the perfect start for a lovely day ! A hot beverage (tea, coffee and hot chocolate) is offered, and a bag containing your picnic is handed to you (a sandwich made with love and local ingredients, dessert, fruit and bottle of water) Afterwards, make your way to the railway station and board the train for the Beaujolais region ! Upon arrival, use your geolocalisation app to navigate yourself on the paths and quaint country roads flanked by picturesque golden stone villages and vineyards. As you explore, enjoy audio commentaries to enrich your experience of the area ! And as you wander, you may find a cellar to taste Beaujolais wines… Other dates and rates for pre-established groups (from 10 people): please contact us, we will be delighted to tailor your event!

Self-guided day-trip by train to the Beaujolais (from Lyon)

10. Self-guided day-trip by train to the Beaujolais (from Lyon)

The appointment is scheduled early in the morning at one of the Lyon railway stations for your train ride to Romanèche-Thorins. Upon arrival, you open your geolocalisation app to guide yourself on the paths and small roads lined with vineyards. Along the way, there are audio commentaries to enhance your discovery of Beaujolais ! For lunch, you can enjoy a sandwich from your bag or a meal at the beautiful restaurant of the Hameau du Vin (non included, subject to availability ; if you wish, we can arrange the reservation for you, payment directly on spot). The afternoon is dedicated to the fun and interactive visit to the Hameau du Vin. Finally, this great and busy day naturally concludes with a wine (or grap juice) tasting from… Beaujolais !

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What people are saying about Beaujolais

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4.6
(177 reviews)

The tour was excellent and really did exceed our expectations! We knew we were going to taste some wines but we also got a chance to walk around a beautiful medieval town and have a little walking tour with Francois. Francois was very kind, social, and engaging. He has a fantastic attitude about wine culture and made everyone feel welcome and comfortable. This was a great way to spend half the day in the most beautiful scenery, I would highly recommend.

Clemence and Marine were excellent guides. The van was very comfortable. It was nice being in a small group. We enjoyed the visit to Oingt (sp?) and also the visit to Dominique's vineyard. We learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Amazing and super convenient experience with extremely knowledgeable and pleasant guide, Rachel. Now I can really tell what Beaujolais stands for and know some of the region’s particularities and history.

The tour was amazing. Very informative and a great small group. Our guide was very knowledgable and friendly.

amazing scene from the vineyard and substantial amount of wine to taste.