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Best wine tour ever! Vincent was an incredible tour guide. I cannot recommend this tour enough. The tour sticks to wines closer to the northern cote du Rhône and features a good mixture of both reds and whites. French vineyards are not the most visitor friendly so be prepared to be given a fully behind the scenes look at the process without and fancy tasting room or glasses.
Vincent has been involved in the wine making business all over the world and was really able to highlight what makes French wine different from the rest of the world and what makes the northern Rhône different from the rest of France.

The wine was incredible. The tour gave us such a deep explanation and understanding of wine making in the region in ways I would have never understood without the perspective of a real wine maker.

I know I will do many more wine tours in the future but I don’t think anyone of them will ever be as good. Vincent was a very nice, knowledgeable and welcoming guide!
Best wine tour we have ever been on. Private tour with every cent. Worth every penny. Incredible experience! We came to France to celebrate our honeymoon and this was the highlight of our 10 day trip. We booked two private full days with Vincent. We are wine professionals from California and we learned so much. Vincent has a unique way of talking about wine, which is relaxed and relatable. The highlight of the trip was visiting tiny producers that do not get distributed in the states. We ended in a wine shop that had hundreds of different selections to be able to purchase and ship back home. He handled everything and made it extremely easy.
Lorena G
Lorena G
THE ABSOLUTE BEST Can I double the stars?! Seriously, what a magnificent choice! I read reviews everywhere! I googled, I did the research, and it all pointed me to Vincent! This is your guy! He was always so responsive to our emails, he always made sure we knew where he was at the day that he picked us up from our hotel to take us to his beautiful wine region. An overall truly amazing experience from the beginning to the end! He makes you feel so comfortable and just so at ease that it all sinks in. Trust me, he pumps all kinds of wine info into you! From planting, growing, harvesting, to making the wine info! It is all hands on! We could not be happier that he fought through the Covid challenges and still managed to open up his own wine bar where his wine tour ends! He fed us a beautiful charcuterie board and even some hubby! Loooove it alll! Vincent is your guy, just pay the price and do it, you won’t be sorry! I guarantee it!
Amazing Wine Tour Vincent was an amazing tour guide! We learned a lot about the local wine region and about winemaking in general. He has a lot of in depth knowledge about different aspects of winemaking and is enthusiastic to share this information, including for those relatively new to the finer aspects of wine and wine tasting.
I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in learning more about Cote Rotie and Condrieu wines.
Matthew D
Matthew D
Great experience; highly recommend Vincent was very knowledgeable about various wine varieties, the wine making process, and the region in general. He clearly has great relationships with area producers and tailored our experience to our tastes and preferences. The tour was a highlight of our Lyon experience! Highly recommend!
Incredible Wine Tour of Rotie and Condrieu Incredible tour of Cote Rotie and Condrieu. Vincent was not only super nice and so much fun, he was also the most knowledgeable and well-connected wine tour guide I have ever had on any wine trip. Vincent is a winemaker, consultant to Domaines, and wine store owner, and EVERYONE in Condrieu and Rotie seems to know and love him. Best wine tasting experience I have ever had, and Vincent was able to tell us so much about the region, its wines, the winemaking process, and the people of the Northern Rhône. Vincent gets my top recommendation. You should book him as often as possible. He is the best, especially for people who really love wine.
Excellent tour & guide - highly recommended! Spent an excellent day learning about and tasting wines of the Northern Rhône with Vincent, who was engaging and quite friendly. He is is from the area so is well informed about the locale, producers, techniques, etc… and has spent years in the wine industry in various roles giving him extensive first hand knowledge that he enthusiastically shares throughout the tour.
Ciaran D
Ciaran D
Relaxed and informative day in Beaujolais. We visit Lyon regularly and know Vincent to be an excellent wine host in the past. He’s knowledgeable, passionate, happy to answer all our questions, and speaks perfect english. So although we had not been to Beaujolais before we knew his tour of the region would be great. And so it turned out, relaxed, informative and highly enjoyable. He collected us in central Lyon and the day flew by between the wine tastings, nice lunch, and good conversation. No visits to big growers, but instead small wineries and young up-coming local producers. Thanks Vincent - hopefully we’ll be back soon!
Alexandre C
Alexandre C
Parfait Ami(e)s Lyonnais rien de mieux que découvrir ou redécouvrir la belle région de côte du Rhône! Sébastien est un grand passionné, à l’écoute et il parle du vin avec Amour. Rien de mieux que de passer une journée en dégustant des super vins! Je vous recommande++
Wine Tour With a Personal Touch If you are looking for a wine tour which is fun, highly personal and informative go ahead and book a tour with Vincent! You are in for a truly memorable experience. We booked a half-day tour to the iconic Northern Rhone Valley. The tour included a drive to the scenic vineyards, a stop at a small family winery with wine tasting and ended with a relaxing visit at Vincente´s private tasting room in Condrieu were we sampled some of his highly curated wines paired with local cheese and crackers. The beauty of the tour is how it demonstrated in vivid detail how terroir, sun exposure, elevation and microclimate come together to create the unique wines of this region. Vincente´s passion and expertise make him the perfect ambassador for his native region. At the same time his down to earth personality is a welcome change from the often snobbish wine guides known in this industry. Can't wait to book another of his tours upon my return to Lyon!

Discover wines, vineyards, gastronomy, heritage and postcard scenery while driven and guided by a local professional

Our tours are for everyone, from experienced wine connoisseurs to beginners.

Discover the Rhône-Alpes region in the relaxed setting that a small group wine tasting offers accompanied by our friendly and experienced local guide.

If you are looking for something special or more intimate, our VIP privatized wine tasting circuits are made for you.

Our wine tours can be experienced as a day trip or extended to a few days to suit your schedule. Lyon is just 2 hours from Paris by train.

As a winemaker and true wine enthusiast and lover of Rhône Valley, Beaujolais and Burgundy, I will guide you through the region of your choice, showing you the best of its charm and bounty!

Vincent Pontet– Founder of Lyon-Winetours

Vincent Pontet Lyon-Winetours



 Different options for you

Small Group Tours

The Northern Rhone Valley will keep no secrets from you! Welcome to one of the oldest wine regions in the world, the kingdom of Syrah and Viognier. So many wines to taste and enjoy!

- Tour from 10am - 4pm with lunch
- Discover the rich and tannic wines of Côte Rôtie and Saint Joseph, and the prestigious white wine from Condrieu
- Tastings in family estates for the enjoyment of fans of Syrah and Viognier with guided tour of their cellar

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Private & VIP Tours

Enjoy private access to the Northern Rhone Valley!

- Tour from 10am - 6pm
- Stroll in the vineyards that are home to prestigious Côte Rôtie, Condrieu, and Saint Joseph regions
- Visit reputable domains for intimate tastings
-Finish your experience in Condrieu in the private tasting room of your guide as he shares a list of high-qualiy wines directly from his personal cellar curated to your taste
- Enjoy lunch midday in a local restaurant offering regional flavors

*Please note Sunday tours are 100€ additional*

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Leave the city limits of Lyon to spend an easy day in the Northern Rhône Valley to taste local wine and lunch in a small country village.

- Tour from 10am - 4pm
- Indulge in the rich and tannic red wines of the Northern Rhône Valley
-Discover the floral and fresh viognier varietal and the Condrieu cru
- A visit in the country with a tasting at one winery and a private tasting in Condrieu with exceptional wines curated just for you
- Pause midday to dine at a local gourmet bistro serving fresh French products

*Please note Sunday tours are 100€ additional*

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For the wine lovers searching for private access to the Northern Rhone Valley but don't have the whole day to get away!

- Pickup at 9.30 am or 2pm
- Stroll in the vineyards that are home to prestigious Côte Rôtie, Condrieu, and Saint Joseph regions
- Visit a reputable domain for an intimate tasting
- Finish your experience in Condrieu in the private tasting room of your guide as he shares a list of high-quality wines directly from his personal cellar curated to your taste

*Please note Sunday tours are 100€ additional*

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The best of the Rhône Valley for lovers of exceptional wines!

- Tour from 10am - 6pm
- Visit the route of crus from Ampuis to Chavanay, with passage through Condrieu
- Walk in the vineyards with explanations of the legendary parcels
- Private visit to a renowned domain for tasting of their different vintages
- Visit the cellars of the estate and the vineyard
- Lunch in a renowned gourmet restaurant
- Be among the prestigious appellations of the Rhône Valley
- Private tasting of exceptional wines in a private tasting room in Condrieu

*Please note Sunday tours are 100€ additional*

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Travel towards the Mediterranean, an hour south of Lyon by car, to discover the world-class wine of Hermitage!

- Tour from 9.30am - 6.30pm
- Experience the vineyards up close and personal with your personal guide
- Visit at reputable domains in Hermitage and surrounding appellations
- Lunch at a gourmet bistro midday included
- Stay all day in Hermitage or enjoy your final tasting in Côte Rôtie on your way back to Lyon

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Although Côte Rôtie / Condrieu and Hermitage are still considered the Northern Rhône Valley, discover why these regions have their own distinct character. Spend your day in luxury, including tastings in high-quality domains and a gourmet lunch midday.

- Tour from 9.30am - 6.30pm
- Walk in the vineyards while receiving explanations of the legendary parcels
- Taste the syrah, marsanne and roussanne of the region
- Lunch at a gourmet restaurant in a charming village with incredible landscapes
- Private visit of a renowned domain to taste different vintages
- Visit the cellars of the estate and the vineyard
- Private tasting of exceptional wines in a tasting room in Hermitage
*Please ask us the opportunity to enjoy your last tasting in Côte Rôtie on your way back to Lyon*

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Your destination is Beaujolais, "the third river of Lyon" on the Route des Crus of the region: Morgon, Fleurie, and Chiroubles!

- Tour from 10am - 6pm
- Travel through the vineyard villages of the Mâconnais vineyard
- Prestige tasting at one estate: discover the elegance of Chardonnay
- Lunch at a gourmet restaurant with traditional and neat cuisine in a renowned area near the vineyards
- Private tasting in a traditional cellar -- a paradise for Gamay lovers -- and discover the most beautiful expressions of this variety in connection with their terroir
- Meeting with a winemaker and visit of their cellars and vines
- Third tasting in a family estate

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Allow the renowned wine region of Burgundy to seduce you with its legendary pinot noir and chardonnay, its ancient cellars, and its exceptional views of magnificent vineyards.

- Tour from 9am - 7pm
- Be among the prestigious appellations of Burgundy
- Walk in the vineyards with explanations about the legendary parcels
- Private visit of a domain renowned for a great tasting of different vintages
- Visit the cellars of the estate and the vineyard
- Gourmet lunch in a charming town or in the countryside

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Custom Tours

Customize your visit

Lyon-Winetours and affiliates can create the itinerary of your choosing to include custom private, VIP, or large group  wine tours (9-50+ people) in all of the Rhône Valley, Beaujolais or Burgundy!

Include historical or gastronomical experiences along with your winetasting as well on request! Send us an email below including your date of visit, party size, and desired tour duration using the contact form below to get started!

*Segway Tours Available in the Northern Rhône Valley and Beaujolais on request

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    For your tour, we invite you to select a pick-up point to meet your guide :

    1) Hôtel Le Royal Lyon (facing Place Bellecour) 20 Place Bellecour, 69002 Lyon
    2) Pick up directly at your accommodations

    *Possibility of additional charges for personalized visits with pickup outside of Lyon. Please inquire for more details!*

    We will contact you at least 48 hours before your visit to inform you of your exact pickup time according to your location.

    Practical Information

    ♦ Tours available in English and French
    ♦ Pick-up directly at your accommodation included for all private and VIP tours
    ♦ Tours run daily (Sunday and holidays - additional cost)
    ♦ Circuits available from one to eight people (please contact us to accommodate 9+ or more)
    ♦ All inclusive prices (unless stated)
    ♦ Payment by cash / Credit Card (no Amex) / Automatic booking on MyRezApp.com / Deposit is required on booking

    On Demand:
    ♦ Privatized and custom circuits / Large Group Tours
    ♦ Organization of “2+ day trips” with accommodation in our partner hotel
    ♦ Custom Pickup and Drop-off upon request (Additional charges may apply)
    ♦ Child seats (please specify age and weight)
    ♦ Our tours are not meant for overindulgence

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