Beaujolais Gourmet Wine Tour with Tastings from Lyon

Beaujolais Gourmet Wine Tour with Tastings from Lyon
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$100
Duration: 4 hours
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Description

In this half-day tour, see the beauty of Beaujolais as it tours the southern part of this magnificent wine-making region. Often compared to Tuscany, this hilly region dotted with hilltop villages built in golden stone offers a gentle pace of life. This cultural and gourmet itinerary leads you around the southern part of Beaujolais. Known around the world for its famous Beaujolais Nouveau, it is also the land of golden stone that offers its charming villages a unique style. Your driver-guide and wine lover will share with you his passion for the region. You will enjoy an introduction to wine and meet a wine-maker who will also invite you to taste his locally produced wines.

Departing from central Lyon at about 9 a.m., board your luxurious minibus, and follow the small roads of southern Beaujolais. Among the hills and valleys, magnificent villages in golden stone reveal their warm colors and beautiful light. Unique in the region, this ochre stone defines the landscape which offers an exceptionally soothing environment.

You will then take advantage of this authentic setting to enjoy an introduction to wine tasting in the heart of the vineyards. By tasting three different wines accompanied by a pastry, your guide will pass on his passion for wine to you. In particular, he will explain the notion of "terroir", which is behind the uniqueness of the different vineyards.

You will then visit Oingt, a 12th century village listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France. Here, along its narrow streets, you will discover the authentic charms of its medieval monuments.

Finally, stop at a winemaker's estate. During the visit to the estate, the local producer will be happy to reveal some of his secrets. To round off the half-day tour, he will invite you to taste some wines accompanied by a mâchon. This traditional snack from Lyon will offer you the chance to discover local cold meats and cheeses.

At the end of your 4.5-hour tour, your guide drives you back to Lyon for drop-off at the same spot you were picked up from.

In this half-day tour, see the beauty of Beaujolais as it tours the southern part of this magnificent wine-making region. Often compared to Tuscany, this hilly region dotted with hilltop villages built in golden stone offers a gentle pace of life. This cultural and gourmet itinerary leads you around the southern part of Beaujolais. Known around the world for its famous Beaujolais Nouveau, it is also the land of golden stone that offers its charming villages a unique style. Your driver-guide and wine lover will share with you his passion for the region. You will enjoy an introduction to wine and meet a wine-maker who will also invite you to taste his locally produced wines.