1-Day Beaujolais Wine Tour

This one-day wine tour will take you into the idyllic countryside of the Beaujolais where the landscapes are described as the « Tuscany of France ». Here you will marvel at a timeless countryside with rolling hills and vineyards, stunning golden-stoned villages and striking châteaux. You day out with us will also be your opportunity to learn all about the Beaujolais wines, which just keep getting better and better !

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250
/per person per day
Min Guests
2
Max Guests
4
Dog friendly
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Your one-day Beaujolais wine tourwith us will take you into the heart of gorgeous Beaujolais wine-growing country which stretches some 50km just north of the city of Lyon.  We will travel along part of the road of the Beaujolais crus so that you really get an understanding of the uniqueness of this wine-growing region which boasts 12 different appellations (Beaujolais, Beaujolais Villages & the 10 different village crus such as Fleurie, Chiroubles, Moulin-à-vent, Julianas, etc. 

During the visits to the different wine growing estates you will learn all about different vinification techniques as well the different “terroirs” that produce the diversity of styles of wines so that you gain a better understanding of the influence of soil composition in the development of aromas and style of wine. It will also be your opportunity to gain insights into vineyard techniques such as canopy management and pruning as well as the fascinating subject of organic, biodynamic and natural wine-making techniques which are gaining favour with producers and consumers alike.

Lunch will be in a typical Beaujolais bistro or restaurant where you may be able to sample of the local specialities such as the local saucisson cooked in Beaujolais wine, coq au vin or for the more adventurous, andouillette (chitterling sausage)  cooked with Beaujolais wine. And of course, you can order a glass or two of the local wine to accompany your delicious meal. 

The emblematic grape variety for the Beaujolais appellation red wines is gamay noir à jus blanc. Resulting from a cross between pinot noir and gouais, this unique grape variety found in all the Beaujolais region’s appellations. This early-ripening, fertile grape variety gives the best of itself here as it is planted on the clay-limestone, sandy or granitic soils, which run through the Beaujolais appellation vineyards and which provide quite diversified typicity.

Although the « nouveaux » wines still have their place here, the new generation of wine growers are now producing some excellent dense and more structured reds, many of which are also quite age-worthy too !  Furthermore your day out with us will enable you to discover some excellent white wines produced from the Chardonnay varietal ; as well as some delightful and refreshing rosé wines. 

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3/4 tastings per day
3/4 tastings per day
Local vineyards
Local vineyards
Wine History
Wine History
Wine making techniques & history
Wine making techniques & history
Pick up & Drop Off / Private Driver
Pick up & Drop Off / Private Driver
Private Driver
Private Driver
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning

Pick up and drop off

Details will be discussed with clients. Please enquire for train schedules.

Meals

These are not included in our price. We select local restaurants and bistros where guests can sample some of the delicious local specialities.

Accommodation

This is not included in price. We will send you our selection of great places to stay so you can choose your own lodgings
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About Nick

My professional experience in wine and tourism has been long and varied and has included, amongst others, working as a wine buyer and sommelier for boutique hotels, putting together wine lists for restaurants, a specialised wine tour guide for luxury hotel barges, a « wine hunter » for Scandinavian importers as well as organising and conducting wine-tastings to Wine Societies in the UK, Germany and Holland. I have also completed my WSET Level 3 and and obtained a certificate in Advanced Tasting Techniques from the Wine University in Suze-la-Rousse". I love sharing my knowledge of wine and spirits with people interested in the topics. I have a passion for how wine is made, from the methods used to the history of the grapes. If you would like to learn more about wine, join me in my Facebook group by signing up below to using the form. I talk about wines, answer all the questions you may have about it growing techniques, history, and even organise webinars for the group members where I talk about wine in a bit more detail. Hope to welcome you there soon!
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