Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Experience

3 days

The Festival Beaujolais Nouveau celebrates the release of the year’s Beaujolais Nouveau wine, and there’s no better time to visit the region. A night of intensive festivities pre-empts two days of in-depth tours and tastings at the famous estates which produce the famous and entirely unique wine

Trip Highlights

  • Return flights to Lyon with private transfers on arrival

  • Relax in magnificent accommodation in a stunning chateau in the heart of Beaujolais

  • Private transfers to the town for an evening of food, wine tasting, live music and dancing, before enjoying the fireworks at midnight and celebrations of the new wine that last until dawn

  • Enjoy the excitement and vibrancy of the world-famous Festival Beaujolais Nouveau, one of the world’s most intriguing wines

  • Visit a range of local wineries, from the boutique to the internationally renowned, and taste the finest of their wares

from £889 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room.



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Trip details

Day 1

Fly into Lyon and relax with private transfers on arrival to your accommodation, a beautiful chateau in Beaujolais, only fifteen minutes’ drive from Beaujeu, home of the Festival Beaujolais Nouveau. Beaujolais Nouveau, for the uninitiated, is one of the few wines in the world that is produced, bottled and released in only a matter of weeks, thanks to a winemaking technique known as carbonic maceration. The wine is red, bright, fruity and usually (quite unusually) served chilled. On your first day, you’ll celebrate everything about this unique wine, with private transfers to the town for an evening of food, wine tasting, live music and dancing, before enjoying the fireworks at midnight and celebrations of the new wine that last until dawn.

Day 2

This morning, you’ll embark on a visit to a prestigious cooperage, to witness the first-hand craft of making barrels, before touring a local wine estate. After a traditional lunch with accompanying wines, you’ll visit a further boutique wine estate before taking the evening to discover one of the region’s fine dining restaurants.

Day 3

Take the morning to enjoy the local chateaux surroundings, before visiting one of these local chateaux to try some of the very finest wine available in Beaujolais, and then relaxing with private transfers back to the airport before you fly home.

 

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