The vineyards of Beaujolais

vineyard tour
The vineyards of Beaujolais

A journey in the land of wine, from Saint-Amour to Chiroubles.

Rent yourself a car in search of the wine that is said to be the most sensual of all. The Beaujolais vineyards are some of the most picturesque in the world, with narrow roads winding through sloping vineyards. The Gamay grape reigns supreme, making wines with extraordinary range, from the light Beaujolais Nouveau, known the world over, to deep, rich reds capable of aging for decades. Each village has given its name to a famous growth: Saint-Amour, Chiroubles, Julienas, Brouilly, Morgon, Fleury,etc…

Here, winemakers work the land and the vine to develop wines sometimes referred to as ‘masculine', with a rich, aromatic, and, oft-times, complex palette. Beaujolais wine is convivial and made for sharing.

Everywhere in France, it is also the source of a genuine national celebration. Every third Thursday of November the arrival of the new Beaujolais is celebrated in bistros throughout the country.