Mâcon and the Beaujolais wine route - Full day
Mâcon wine route
Comfortably seated in a minibus and accompanied by your tour guide, set off to explore the North of Lyon.
Cross several picturesque villages such as Pierreclos and Vergisson before reaching the emblematic "Roche de Solutré", a spectacular 493m-high rocky spur. Stop off to admire this natural "Sphinx", on a major archaeological site with "Grand Site de France" status, which has become one of the must-see emblems of Southern Burgundy.
Later in the morning, visit a family-run vineyard, meet a wine-maker, and share a special moment together. Explore the production facilities, learn the secrets of the making and barrel-ageing of "Chardonnay" wines and taste several white wines including the famous Pouilly-Fuissé appellation.
Stop for lunch and taste the delicious local cuisine in the typical setting of a restaurant in Juliénas or Fleurie. Set menus starting at €20, not included.
In the early afternoon, follow the Beaujolais wine route and discover a number of charming villages: Villié-Morgon, Régnié, etc., as well as magnificent castles.
Stop off at a second renowned vineyard. Accompanied by the wine-maker, learn the Gamay wine-making techniques and taste several Beaujolais wines in a friendly atmosphere. Take the time to appreciate these deep ruby red-coloured long-term cellaring wines, with their distinctive balance and strong pronounced flavour.
The day draws to a close by heading back to Lyon: you'll see that the famous French saying "Blanc puis rouge, rien ne bouge" (i.e. white before red, and your head won’t spin) really is true!
- Please ensure you arrive 10 minutes before the tour commences.
- Booking is necessary.
- Cancellation free of charge 72 hours before schedule activity.
- We recommend wearing walking shoes and a warm jacket.
- Children's car seats are compulsory for children under 8. Please request when booking.
- This tour is also available in Spanish,on request.
- Tasting of at least 10 different wines.
& practical information
Full day visit
Discovery of the vineyard in mini coach great comfort
Child till 12
In front of the Tourist office - Lyon 2nd
Metro A or D > Bellecour
Outstanding wine tour
by john davis
We joined three other couples to visit the Macon and Beaujolais wine regions. The guide Olivier is educated in wine making and freely shared his knowledge while navigating through the villages and vineyards. Both tastings were informative about the differing terroirs, which Olivier elaborated throughout the day. He also conducts Rhone tours, and we recommend him without hesitation
The guide knows very well about the place, history, the way of production, and explained clearly. It was really nice tour!
Wonderful Tour, Highly Recommend!
We took a tour of Beajolais & Macon with Olivier. We visited several small wineries where Kanpai has relationships and really got to soak up Olivier's knowledge of the terroirs of Pouilly-Fuisse, Fleurie, and the Chateau de la Chaise. I have to say we learned quite a bit and certainly enjoyed all of the wonderful wines we tried!
We really enjoyed our tour day and highly recommend Kanpai's services!