Full day discovery with your guide of the South Beaujolais region, one of the most exciting wine regions in France, also known as “Le Pays des Pierres Dorées”, the land of the golden stones or “Little Tuscany”. The South of the region is a bright land, remarkable with its villages built with yellow ochre stone which reflects the sunlight. Guided tour of the medieval village of Oingt, which is carrying the label “Most beautiful village in France”, perched on its rocky outcrop overlooking the Azergues valley making a natural link between the magnificent villages of the area.
Then, meet in a farm owned by a family for a real immersion in the heart of a Beaujolais ecological agricultural holding. In the morning, learn how to knead and bake bread in a traditional wood oven. Then with the owner who is winemaker and sommelier, take part to an oenological discovery around 3 wines. The grapes and the wheat are grown organically in the farm by the family. Share their culture through wonderful gustative sensations.
Enjoy a typical farm lunch, cooked with local ingredients in the wood oven by the householder.
After lunchbreak, guided tour of one of the several castles of the region. This land shaped by history possesses a rich heritage with majestic century-old well preserved castles. Nearly all of them owns vines and their own cellar. Sampling of the property homemade wines.
Finally, cross the “Crus du Beaujolais” villages and its famous names (Julienas, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Morgon, Brouilly…). Drive amongst the Beaujolais Wine Route and its villages, rolling hillside vineyards. Make stops to admire behind a hill or a turn, a spectacular panoramic view. If weather permits, you might have the chance to see even the Alps and its impressive Mont Blanc. Return to your hotel.