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Beaujolais, France Best Wine Tours & Tastings

Best Wineries to Visit in Beaujolais & Beaujolais Vineyards

Château des Bachelards
Château des Bachelards
Château des Bachelards

Château des Bachelards

Instant booking Biodynamic viticulture
Price: from 18,00 €
1-20
4.5 /5
(4 reviews)
Château Des Jacques
Château Des Jacques
Château Des Jacques

Château Des Jacques

Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 12,00 €
2-17
Chateau De Poncié
Chateau De Poncié
Chateau De Poncié

Chateau De Poncié

Organic Viticulture
Price: from 5,00 €
1-25
Domaine Du Château De La Chaize
Domaine Du Château De La Chaize
Domaine Du Château De La Chaize

Domaine Du Château De La Chaize

Organic Viticulture
Price: from 30,00 €
1-10
5 /5
(1 reviews)
Château de Champ-Renard
Château de Champ-Renard
Château de Champ-Renard

Château de Champ-Renard

Price: from 45,00 €
2-10
5 /5
(1 reviews)
Domaine Frédéric Berne
Domaine Frédéric Berne
Domaine Frédéric Berne

Domaine Frédéric Berne

Price: from 8,00 €
1-50
5 /5
(1 reviews)
Château De Juliénas
Château De Juliénas
Château De Juliénas

Château De Juliénas

Organic Viticulture
Price: from 9,00 €
2-15
4.5 /5
(2 reviews)
Maison Jambon
Maison Jambon
Maison Jambon

Maison Jambon

Organic Viticulture
Price: from 8,00 €
1-20
4.7 /5
(3 reviews)
Maison Jean Loron
Maison Jean Loron
Maison Jean Loron

Maison Jean Loron

Instant booking Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 12,00 €
2-25
5 /5
(2 reviews)
Domaine Christophe Savoye
Domaine Christophe Savoye
Domaine Christophe Savoye

Domaine Christophe Savoye

Instant booking Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 5,00 €
1-20
Domaine Paire
Domaine Paire
Domaine Paire

Domaine Paire

Instant booking
Price: from 10,00 €
2-30
5 /5
(3 reviews)
Hameau Duboeuf
Hameau Duboeuf
Hameau Duboeuf

Hameau Duboeuf

Price: from 18,00 €
1-10
5 /5
(1 reviews)
Domaine Du Château De La Valette
Domaine Du Château De La Valette
Domaine Du Château De La Valette

Domaine Du Château De La Valette

Price: from 12,00 €
2-15
5 /5
(1 reviews)
Domaine Gérard Brisson
Domaine Gérard Brisson
Domaine Gérard Brisson

Domaine Gérard Brisson

Reasoned viticulture
Price: from 34,00 €
2-12
Château du Moulin-à-Vent
Château du Moulin-à-Vent
Château du Moulin-à-Vent

Château du Moulin-à-Vent

Organic Viticulture
Price: from 58,00 €
1-10
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What to know before visiting Beaujolais wine region wine region

What are the Beaujolais Nouveau wines? +

The Beaujolais Nouveau wines, apart from the big popular festival which they represent all over the world, are wines produced from the AOC Beaujolais and Beaujolais Villages.

This is a mention 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 (4 to 5 days maximum) which requires specific know-how. If the tank is racked too early, the wines will be too light and colorless. And conversely, the tannins will be too hard if the tank is drawn too late.

What is the best time to visit the Beaujolais region? +

The ideal period to see the sunny Beaujolais countryside is during the month of August, or any summer month. Spring is also pleasant for a stay in the region. Do beware that crowds may be heavier during this time of year.

To live at best all the fervor of Beaujolais Nouveau, you ought to visit after the third Thursday in November.

What are the most beautiful castles to visit in Beaujolais? +

For a successful oenological stay, discover the essentials of Beaujolais:

  • The castle of Corcelles (Villié-Morgon);
  • The Domaine du Château de Pizay (Villié-Morgon);
  • Château de la Chaize (Odenas);
  • Chateau Chasselas (Chasselas).


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With Winalist, wine tourism in Beaujolais is just one click away. Discover our exclusive partnered vineyards and castles in this region of France, for an experience that suits you. Select your next destination using your criteria and book your experience on the date and at the time of your choice, without any booking fees. Winalist is Beaujolais's wine tourism platform of choice.

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Beaujolais is a wine region in eastern France located directly below the Burgundy wine region. Though bordering Burgundy, Beaujolais is indeed its own wine region with distinct French Beaujolais wine. The most popular varieties of wine produced in this region are made from two primary Beaujolais grapes: red wines made from the famed Gamay grape and white wines made from Chardonnay grapes. A wine tasting experience in Beaujolais will whisk you through some of Beaujolais’s most beautiful villages, allowing you to sip wine, history, and the unique French culture of this area.

A trip to Beaujolais, France to visit acclaimed Beaujolais wineries is a chance to discover a world-renowned wine-growing area and visit France’s acclaimed city of Lyon. If you are looking for an unforgettable tasting experience and a charming visit through picturesque villages and lush vineyards, then a Beaujolais wine tour from lyon is an ideal experience for you.

Beaujolais wine highlights:

  • Located in eastern France, just north of the city of Lyon.
  • Laid-back, grounded atmosphere.
  • Popular for Gamay Noir, Moulin-a-Vent, Fleurie, and Brouilly wines.

About Beaujolais Wine Tours & Wine Tasting in France

Beaujolais is a popular place for tourists to visit when through France's wine regions. This wine-producing region is located just north of Lyon, France, and has been a favorite destination for wine lovers since the Middle Ages. Visitors to Beaujolais can enjoy a wide array of wine tasting experiences during their stay in France by touring one of its local, authentic vineyards. There are nearly 20 wine-growing subregions within Beaujolais alone!

The region of Beaujolais is divided into three major areas: Beaujolais Villages, Côte de Brouilly, and Fleurie. Each of these areas possesses its own unique flavor profile that's influenced by both climate and soil type. Beaujolais is known for its laid-back culture when compared to other wine-growing regions of France. Visitors tend to appreciate its non-pretentious atmosphere and beautiful landscapes.

History of winemaking in Beaujolais, France

The history of winemaking in Beaujolais dates back to the Roman empire. Romans cultivated vineyards in this region. Since then, Beaujolais has become famous for its fruit-forward wines, especially wines made from Gamay grapes with classic notes of berries.

Though viniculture began with Roman farmers cultivating vines on their farms more than 2 millennia ago, it wasn't until the mid-19th century that viticulture truly flourished here thanks to new technologies brought by French winemakers fleeing high taxes during the revolution (1789).

How to get to Beaujolais, France

Beaujolais is located conveniently near Lyon and Paris, two of France’s largest cities. So, you can take a train, shuttle, bus, or car from any of these cities to visit the Beaujolais region of France. Winalist’s wine tours to Beaujolais sometimes embark from one of these major cities, giving you tons of options to choose from for how to get to this region.

Where to Stay in the Beaujolais, France Wine Region

There are a variety of hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, chateaus, and villas in the Beaujolais, France wine region for you to choose from. Many people prefer to stay in a chateau, as these types of stays often offer a very authentic, quaint feel during your stay in Beaujolais. Chateaus are usually located in the countryside and offer a beautiful view of the vineyards. They also make for great wine tasting experiences, as most of them have an on-site winery where you can learn about how wine is made from start to finish.

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