EXCURSIONS - Vintage wines

Some of France’s most beautiful vineyards are found in the Rhône-Alpes region.

In order to appreciate the joys of France’s great wines you should start with a tour of the vineyards located in and around Lyon.

Enjoying the aromas, colours, great views and conversing with the passionate wine makers are the first stage for an enjoyable wine discovery trip.

 

Beaujolais, fragrance and fruitiness

Beyond the well-celebrated and much publicised release of the Beaujolais wine on the 3rd Thursday of November, the true essence of the Beaujolais village and the aromas of the 10 Grand Crus should not be forgotten.

In fact it is in this beautiful region of Beaujolais that you will find famous wines like Brouilly, Côtes de Brouilly, Moulin-à-Vent, Fleurie, Morgon, Chiroubles, Chénas, Régnier, Juliénas, Saint-Amour…

In order to capture the real spirit of this wine making community it is worth visiting the wine caverns, taking a trip to the golden stone villages or go for a walk in the vineyards.

Find out the names of all 12 Beaujolais wines on the following website…

 

 

The Bourgogne wines and its famous Grands Crus are less than 1h30 from Lyon ...

Gevrey-Chambertin, Chambolles Musigny, Clos Vougeot, Vosne Romanée, Romanée Conti, Aloxe Corton, Corton Charlemagne, Chassagne Montrachet ...

 

The Côtes du Rhône, from its Grands Crus to its glorious past

Situated near Vienna is where you will find one of France’s oldest vineyards.

The grapevines grow up and along steep hillsides, it is a real tourist attraction and highlights the diverse landscapes found in and around the Rhone region.

The Côtes du Rhône generates all types of desires! Les Côtes Rôtie, Hermitage, Saint Joseph, Condrieu… rivitalise the elegance of fine wine and provides a great pleasure for all wine lovers.

 

To complete your wine discovery trip ...

 Also try out the wines of Savoie (Apremont, Abyme, Chignin, Monterminod), Bugey, Vivarais and Côtes du Forez.

These wines have helped to establish the distinguished reputation of the region’s wine making industry