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Beaujolais Guesthouse Château de la Fléchère

At Blacé in the Beaujolais (69 Rhône, ARA) is the Beaujolais Guesthouse/Bed & Breakfast of the wine Château de la Fléchère.

Chateau de la Flechere

Chateau de la Flechere

At Château de la Fléchère Marie-Noelle and Jean-Claude Lacroix run a fine guest house and vineyard.

Marie-Noelle is a brilliant cook, she will gladly prepare for you gourmet specialties of the Beaujolais region, whilst Jean-Claude will be pleased to open his cellar so you can experience the flabours of the wines of Beaujolais. Located a few kilometers south of the hill of Brouilly, this beautiful house from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is backed by the mountains of Beaujolais. Whilst the gardens and vineyards surround the house which offers 3 comfortable en-suite cottages and a family room. They are all spacious and stylishly decorated in a modern style. A hearty breakfast is served to all guests.

Wifi is provided plus an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court.Free wifi

The vineyards here produce a high quality Beaujolais-Villages wine. The Gamay is a black grape with white juice, which after winemaking, produces wines that are fruity and pleasant to taste. These wines are excellent with all local gastronomic specialties, from the starter to the cheese course.

Blacé is about 10 km/7 miles from Villefranche-sur-Sâone and the A6 autoroute (Autoroute de Soleil)

For more info on this Beaujolais Guesthouse see Château de la Fléchère

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Also in Beaujolais

Located north of Lyon in eastern France, Beaujolais overlaps Burgundy in the north and Rhône in the south. The picturesque Beaujolais vineyards run along the Saône River, where winemakers have crafted deliciously supple and fruity wines since the days of Ancient Rome.

Over mainly granite terrain, the Beaujolais Crus form a meandering path. From south to north, Brouilly is followed by Côte de Brouilly, Régnié, Morgon, Chiroubles, Fleurie, Moulin-à-Vent, Chénas, Juliénas and Saint-Amour.

The region has ideal growing conditions. It receives lots of sunshine and has granite-based soils that lend excellent structure to the wines. The Gamay grape is used to make all Beaujolais wines with the exception of white Beaujolais, or Beaujolais blanc, which is made of Chardonnay grapes.

Only manual harvesting is allowed in the Beaujolais region. Handpicking means that before being vatted, entire bunches are sorted to remove any bad grapes. This winemaking method is specific to the Beaujolais region.

Beaujolais wine is easy to drink and pleasing to most palates. Whether you serve red Beaujolais, white Beaujolais or both, this wine accompanies a wide variety of foods.

Fall holidays are perfect for serving Beaujolais Nouveau, released in November and known for its freshness. There’s no need to let this wine age in your wine cellar or refrigerator. In fact, it’s recommended that you drink Beaujolais Nouveau before the first of the year.

In France, there’s even a day dedicated to this versatile wine. This year, Beaujolais Nouveau Day falls on Nov. 19. It’s celebrated in France with fireworks, music and festivals. Why not throw your own Beaujolais Nouveau party?

Any party is more festive when you serve Beaujolais. You can choose from other varieties as well, including Beaujolais Villages and Beaujolais Blanc.

Stock your bar with Beaujolais varieties, and let the wine and conversation flow. Beaujolais goes well with any part of your meal, from appetizers to main course to dessert.

What’s more, compared to other wines, Beaujolais is a great value. So if you’re serving a lot of people over the holidays, you can serve a quality wine without breaking the bank. (www.discoverbeaujolais.com)