Mâcon Wine Tour

The Mâcon Wine Route passes through 78 communes, slightly overflowing into the neighbouring Beaujolais vineyards. The local Tourist Office has mapped out eight itineraries that allow you to discover the region and its cultural gems.

The steps of our Mâcon Wine Route :

  1. Château de la Greffière
  2. Château de Chasselas
  3. Château des Bachelards
  4. Domaine Christophe and Daniel Rampon

Indeed, the Mâconnais, before being a recognized wine producer, is the cradle of many historical gems. The abbeys of Cluny or Tournus, the castles of Cormatin and Brancion, the prehistoric caves of Azé and Blanot or the Romanesque churches of Bray, Bonnay or Chapaize, Mâcon is definitely a land steeped in history that is worth visiting !

To discover the vineyards of Mâcon, no motorway or national highway, you will have to leave the beaten tracks to enter the intimacy of our harvesting winegrowers. You will have the opportunity to taste wines whose appellations are surely familiar to you: Mâcon, Pouilly-Fuissé, Saint-Véran or Pouilly-Vinzelles. The trademark of the vineyard to the gates of Lyon: dry and fruity white wines, to be drunk cold!

For this Mâcon Wine Route, we have selected wine growers who are proud of their region and passionate about vines and wines.

Domains to visit in Mâcon

Château de la Greffière

First stop at the Château de la Greffière, located between Verzé and La Roche-Vineuse on the D85. The vineyard, which has been passed down from father to son for four generations, is dominated by a magnificent château with impressive vaulted cellars dating from the 18th century.

At the estate, you can taste the wines of the property with simplicity: Saint-Véran, Crémant de Bourgogne, Mâcon or rosé wines. History and wine-growing enthusiasts will be tempted to visit the estate's Vine and Wine Museum, which exhibits the tools used by the various wine-growing trades over the last several centuries.

Château de Chasselas

If you continue your Mâcon Wine Route southwards, you will arrive in the village of Chasselas. When you arrive, pass by the Mont Saint-Pierre which offers you a total immersion in the vineyards of the region; a breathtaking panorama is guaranteed.

In the middle of the village, you will discover the imposing medieval castle of Chasselas. Jean-Marc and Jacky took it over at the beginning of the 2000's. The associated wine-growing estate has been inactive for a long time, but Jean-Marc and Jacky took it over at the beginning of the 2000's. At the castle, the visit is a must to discover the magnificent vaulted cellars in the underground of the castle. With or without mâchon, the traditional local dish, don't miss out the wine tasting!

Château des Bachelards

At the border with the Beaujolais vineyards, you arrive in Fleurie, a well-known town in the region that gives its name to the appellation. It is here that Alexandra cultivates the French art of living, the vine and biodynamic cultivation. The meeting with the winegrower is a must.

At the chateau, we like to explain the history of the construction of the vineyard by the Cluniac monks and the biodynamic cultivation methods that may seem bleak to many wine lovers. According to your wishes, you will have the opportunity to taste the wines of the estate, walk through the vines to better understand how Alexandra works her vines and even have dinner at the estate!

Domaine Christophe and Daniel Rampon

Last stop: Christophe and Daniel's estate: the little jewel of the region. This estate straddles the Mâconnais and Beaujolais regions and is renowned for its straight, light and fruity wines produced in the most beautiful appellations of the region: Fleurie, Morgon and Moulin-à-Vent.

At Christophe and Daniel's, we visit the estate as simply as possible, just like at home. Tasting is essential to appreciate the quality of the aromatic palette of the estate's wines. The winemakers like to explain how they love their vineyard, how they work it.