Discovering the vineyards around Lyon
A journey to the heart of Lyon's vineyards!
From the Beaujolais to the Drôme Provençale through the Coteaux du Lyonnais and the Côte Rôtie, the Lyon region is well known for its surrounding vineyards.
Take advantage of your stay at the Best Western Hôtel Créqui in Lyon to go on an excursion to these wine-producing areas, with their magnificent landscapes and richly flavored wines. It is certain, you will not be disappointed!
The Coteaux du Lyonnais
The Coteaux du Lyonnais are located 10km west and south of Lyon, between the Beaujolais vineyards to the north and the Rhone Valley to the south. The reds and rosés are made from Gamay, a black grape variety with white juice, while the main grape variety for the whites is Chardonnay.
At the gates of the Lyonnais, the Beaujolais region is rich in discoveries with large areas of vineyards and pretty golden stone villages. Known for its red wines made from 99% of the Gamay grape variety, light and fruity, the production of this wine region is divided into 12 AOCs: Beaujolais, Beaujolais Villages and ten crus.
Beaujolais and Beaujolais Villages are expected every year, on the third Thursday of November, all over the world on the occasion of the "Beaujolais nouveau" festival.
Located south of Lyon, on the heights of Vienne, this wine region has sloping soils and stone walls. As powerful as it is elegant, its wines come from a complex blend of floral aromas from Syrah and Viognier. These wines are the perfect accompaniment to red meats and game.
Live a great wine tourism experience in Lyon
Through a visit of a domain, a tasting, a walk or a bike ride, discover the beautiful vineyards of the Lyon region. In a friendly atmosphere, the wine growers of the region will open their cellars and share their know-how with you.