Known worldwide for its wines, the historical capital of Beaujolais is full of fascinating curiosities and delicious flavors.
The Beaujolais wine route crosses 12 appellations, allowing visitors to discover the region’s heritage, landscapes and wines, including its “crus”, bell towers, sunny slopes and the picturesque villages of Pierres Dorées.
The steps of our Beaujolais Wine Route :
As for its climate, it undergoes three types of influences: oceanic, Mediterranean and continental. This beautiful climatic encounter brings nuances to Beaujolais wines in their aromas of red fruits, while preserving their thirst-quenching and boilerplate flavor.
The Beaujolais AOC also includes a confidential production of Chardonnay whites, marked by aromas of white flowers and offering a potential for aging of 3 to 5 years.
La Bouronière is located in the middle of the hills, just above the village of Fleurie. Dating back to the 17th century, the estate is a family property of 11 hectares and includes a mixture of sand and granite-rich soils. Its airy slopes enjoy plenty of sunshine and light precipitation throughout the growing season. The size of the estate allows the owner, Fabien de Lescure, to harvest exclusively by hand, allowing to preserve the quality of the grapes.
The grape variety is the Gamay noir à jus blanc, which produces a rare and difficult to obtain wine, usually fragrant, full of fruits and floral notes.
The Château des Bachelards is the first winery of its appellations with a double organic and biodynamic certification by Demeter. To the south, the cellar has slices of Jurassic limestone and alluvium. In the north, the land is much older and is about 300 million years old. Pink granite is the main soil of the terroir; thanks to it, one can obtain such an incredible variety of wines.
If you are looking for an immersion in the beauty of vineyards, you are in the right place! You can enjoy a moment of Art de Vivre in the South of Burgundy, or even taste a tasty and sour wine while sitting on the terraces of the old vineyards of the property, or watch a bewitching sunset on the Chapel of Madone de Fleurie…
The adventure began in 1911 for the Charvet family. Today, it is Ludovic, son of Jean-Paul Charvet, who took over the succession of the winery and carried out its distribution on three AOCs; this allows him to exploit the complexity of the Beaujolais vineyards and to produce more delicate wines, with a fruity texture that is perfect for white meats, as well as strong, firm wines that match perfectly with red meats. At the Ludovic Charvet winery, you will have the opportunity to taste these wines with local specialities, such as coq au vin, andouillette and sausage… a delight for your taste buds if you live near Lyon!
The Christophe and Daniel Rampon is a family winery that was passed on from Father to son, and is currently operated by Christophe. Christophe is the 4th generation to work in the Vineyard, and he does it artistically on the Beaujolais Villages, Fleurie, Chiroubles, Moulin à Vent and Morgon appellations.
Carine and Laurent Thulon manage an eighteen-hectare estate, located in the hillsides and hills overlooking the valley. They produce highly competitive wines, some of which have been referenced in key guides such as Hachette and La Revue des Vins de France. But the Thulons did not settle for this alone; they continued to invent atypical wines (like the Cuvée 2014 Les Monterniers) and received the praise of the Figaro as a result.
The wines of Domaine Thulon are worthy of inspiring us by their fruity character, marked by notes of pineapple and mango!
Born in the Beaujolais region, Bernard Jomain fell into viticulture at a very young age.
Established in 1990 on a few plots of sharecropping land in Brouilly, his estate today covers 12 hectares in Brouilly, Côte de Brouilly, Beaujolais-Villages White, Rosé and Red.
With his wife Patricia, Bernard Jomain will take you for a walk in the vineyards to talk about his daily activities as a winemaker and will show you his cellar afterwards. This visit will certainly be accompanied by a wine tasting of his Beaujolais-Villages white wine "Les Trèfles".
And with any luck, you may be able to attend a meal prepared by Patricia and her daughters...!