Beaujolais - Wine growers in action
Terroirs Originels - dispelling some of the myths about Beaujolais wine
Posted by William Armstrong, 17 March 2012
Why doesn't the Beaujolais command the same respect and reverance as some of the other great wines in France? This is the question that was asked by the artisans or small-scale wine producers of "Terroirs Originels", brought together by their desire for diversity and quality in local French products. With this in mind the wine makers of the Beaujolais decided to produce a video to show off the fruits (or in this case, wine) of their labour, a wine no less worthy of respect than those of their colleagues in Bordeaux or Burgundy. The video is in French, so it will give you the chance to practice your understanding, whilst enjoying the sunshine and comaraderie of the Beaujolais vineyards.
High Point Holidays has two walking holidays based around wine tasting in the Beaujolais. The Beaujolais Wine Trail is a 4-day self-guided walking holiday traversing the region of the Grand Crus of the northern Beaujolais, including famous wines such as Fleurie, Morgan, Brouilly and Moulin au Vent. On this unique hiking holiday you'll stay in 5 lovely guest houses all on vineyrads, where wine tasting and great hospitality is guarenteed. Our guided walking holiday; Beaujolais Vintage Wine Trails explores the full range of Beaujolais landscapes and vines, with daily wine tasting visits in a range of vineyards and caves, many in beautiful historic properties.