Beaujolais – North of Lyon
Beaujolais is part of Burgundy. Beaujolais tends to be a very fresh light-bodied fruity red wine, with relatively high amounts of acidity and minerality. The Beaujolais Nouveau is made in Beaujolais and Beaujolais Villages and are best drunk within one year to keep their fruity characteristic. The top cru villages are Brouilly, Chénas, Côte Brouilly, Chiroubles, Fleurie, Juliénas, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Régnie, and St-Amour.
Condrieu St Joseph – South of Lyon
There are two sub regions of Rhône wines and due to the driving distance on a single day tour we will focus on Côtes du Rhône septentrional in the northern part of the region from Vienne to Valence an area where vines are cultivated on very steep slopes using mostly Syrah grapes for reds and Viognier for whites like Condrieu. The grapes are picked by hand and have to be hauled up hillsides on trolleys. 89% of all wines are red, 7% rose, and 4%.
Beaujolais Wine & Culture Tour
Beaujolais Wine Enthusiast Tour
Cote Rotie & Condrieu Wine Tour