Wine tourism in Beaujolais: Discover the region's winegrowers

Beaujolais is an ideal region for a wine-related stay. To taste Beaujolais Nouveau, spend a weekend in the countryside, or take a tour of the wine cellars by car. Winalist offers you a selection of the best experiences in the vineyards, châteaux and cellars of the Beaujolais region. To discover with friends, alone, or with family, take advantage of this remarkable heritage region during the week as well as the weekend. The wine routes are waiting for you!

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Wine map of Beaujolais

Visit the Beaujolais wineries and wine cellars

This primeur wine exists under two appellations: the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée Beaujolais, and Beaujolais-Village. On sale worldwide from the third Thursday in November, this light and delicate red wine is (very) easy to drink. To find out, go to Villefranche-sur-Saône and Beaujeu. The thousands of hectares of vines bordered by the Saône are waiting for you! You will be able to taste certain vintages there directly in the cellar, and learn all about the making and history of Beaujolais. With the help of a guide, or directly with the winegrower. Discover the best Beaujolais wine experiences in just a few clicks.

Did you know ? More than 100 festivals linked to Beaujolais Nouveau are organized in the region. The most famous festival, Les Sarmentelles, takes place in Beaujeu. The winner of the annual wine tasting competition gains weight in wine.

Visits and tastings in the Beaujolais region

Meals in the Beaujolais region

Oenological workshops in the Beaujolais region

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How to book a wine weekend in Beaujolais?

With Winalist, wine tourism is just one click away! Thanks to our search platform, discover the Beaujolais vineyards and châteaux that suit you. Select your next destination using your search criteria. Book your experience on the date and time of your choice. Once your activity has been booked, you will receive a confirmation and a reminder. Most of our partner harvesters welcome you for a wine tourism stay on Saturday and Sunday. Winalist is the leading wine tourism platform in the Rhône and France.


All you need to know about Beaujolais

The Beaujolais region occupies around 160,000 hectares, between Lyon and Mâcon. 15,000 hectares are dedicated to the cultivation of 12 AOC wines from the region. New wine has been celebrated for millennia, this custom is as old as wine production. The Beaujolais Nouveau phenomenon developed in the 1950s. Indeed, a regulatory change eliminated the staggering of wine releases. In 1985, a decree fixed for the third Thursday of November the placing on the market of Beaujolais Nouveau to facilitate the sale of the 500,000 hectoliters produced that year. This date is still in effect today.


What does "Beaujolais Nouveau" mean?

Beaujolais New, apart from the great popular festival that they represent all over the world, are wines from AOC Beaujolais and Beaujolais Villages. This is a statement reserved for red wines and rosé wines. They are the result of a precise and rigorous approach. In order to produce aromatic and fruity wines, the winegrowers carry out a short maceration (no more than 5 days) which requires special know-how. If the vat is racked too early, the wines will be too light and colorless. And conversely, the tannins will be too hard if the tank is racked too late. Many wines from the Beaujolais region often receive good marks and positive opinions.

What you need to know before visiting Beaujolais

+ What are the Beaujolais Nouveau wines?
+ When to visit the Beaujolais region?
+ What are the most beautiful castles to visit in Beaujolais?

Appellations in Beaujolais

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