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Wine Tasting Near Lyon: Beaujolais

By Viator, September 2016

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The Beaujolais wine region is comprised of about 4,000 vineyards stretching across a 50,000-acre strip that starts just north of Lyon in the Saône Valley. The land was first cultivated by the Romans, and the appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) designation was awarded to the wines in 1936; today, roughly 14 million cases of Beaujolais, Beaujolais-Villages and the Crus of Beaujolais are sold worldwide.

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.

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Beaujolais Segway Tour with Wine Tasting, Lyon, null
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Beaujolais Segway Tour with Wine Tasting

Discover a Beaujolais village and its vineyards in this Segway tour surrounded by nature. Follow your enthusiastic and passionate guide through the ...  Read more

Location: Villefranche-sur-Saone, France
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $42.30
Private Wine Tour of Beaujolais Chateaux with Tasting from Lyon, Lyon, Segway Tours
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Private Wine Tour of Beaujolais Chateaux with Tasting from Lyon

Discover the diverse flavors of central France on this 9-hour Beaujolais wine tour from Lyon. Delve deep into the Beaujolais region with a private guide and ...  Read more

Location: Lyon, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $965.40
Private Tour: Cycling the Beaujolais with Wine Tasting from Lyon, Lyon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Cycling the Beaujolais with Wine Tasting from Lyon

Explore the Beaujolais region and its vineyards by bike on this private 9-hour tour suitable for beginner and advanced bikers. With a private guide, follow ...  Read more

Location: Lyon, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,008.79

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