100% wine - Half day
An oenological circuit to the heart of Beaujolais vineyards
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.
The perfect half-day tour to discover the authentic « terroir » of the Northern Beaujolais, in a convivial atmosphere.
- Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences.
- Booking is necessary.
- Cancellation free of charge 72 hours before schedule activity.
- Tasting of at least 5 different wines.
& practical information
Half day visit
Discovery of the vineyard in mini coach great comfort
In front of the Tourist Office, place Bellecour - Lyon 2nd
Metro A or D > Bellecour
Okay wine tour but the vineyard needs changing
by tourists abroad
Was a delightful tour to see a bit of the French countryside. The visit to the market was interesting. The guide was lovely however he needs to be more engaging with the tour group as you are left at times to standaround with no engagement. The vineyard should be changed as the wine wasn't that good. The setting is beautiful, but you really need the wine to make this a great tour. No one from our group purchased any wine, which was a reflection.
Response from ONLYLYON Tourism
15/11/2019 by Laetitia, Lyon City Expert
Thanks for your feedback.
We are deeply sorry if the wines tasted were not appreciated, even if it is the first time that we noticed it. We attach importance to the quality of the wines we offer. So Wladimir, Tasty's manager will take care to re-check himself the quality of this provider for future tours.
Not Worth the Money
The tour wasn't much of a tour. The car ride to each site was long and very awkward as the guide didn't talk at all. When we got to the vineyard/castle, the "tour" was an audioguide, and the tasting continued to be awkward as the host didn't explain the wines and we sat there in silence. Also, you do not taste 19 wines like the description says. It's more like 6. Overall, I wouldn't do the tour again and was very disappointed in the experience.
Response from ONLYLYON Tourism
04/10/2019 by Laetitia, Lyon City Expert
Thanks for your return.
I am deeply sorry to read that this excusion was not up to your expectations. It stills one of our best sellers.
Nevertheless, at this time of harvest, it is true that sometimes, our vine growers are very busy and therefore less available during the visits of domains.
I hope, however, that you will have appreciated the discovery of the region.
Essential discovery of Beaujolais wines
We booked the half day version of the tour. Our guide picked us up from the Place Bellecour, right next to the Tourist Office in Lyon. We can say that the guide was very friendly and informative, and explained the facts behind the Beaujolais region and why it is as it is today.
After an enjoyable light morning taste of a few Beaujolais wines, while watching over the valleys, we visited the old (medieval origin) village of Oingt (mind the pronounciation!! ) and later headed to the highlight of the tour: the winery and the real & serious wine-tasting. If you are a wine lover, we definately recommend this tour.