Wine Tasting Near Lyon: Beaujolais
By Viator, September 2013
While Beaujolais may not be on the tip of everyone's tongue the way Champagne or Burgundy is, come November, it more often than not it passes everyone's lips. On the third Thursday of November is Beaujolais Nouveau day, an unofficial French holiday that celebrates the new Beaujolais wines, which goes from vine to bottle in four days. At midnight the corks are popped, and judgment is passed on this year's vintage.
For foodies heading to Lyon or for those looking for an experience that's not as touristy as Bordeaux or Champagne, Beaujolais is the perfect wine tasting adventure near Lyon. A Beaujolais Wine Tasting Half-Day Trip from Lyon is easily enough time to take in the gorgeous countryside, visit vineyards, partake in some great wine tasting sessions, and still be back in time for dinner.