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Wine made in Lyon

Published on 26/01/2022

Opening the very first urban winery was the crazy dream of Franck and Grégoire Saint Olive. Last September, they moved their stainless-steel vats and barrels into the heart of Lyon’s 6th district in order to produce their wine in an urban setting. The first four cuvées have just been released: four single-varietal wines named Cuvée 480, in reference to the river Saône’s length in kilometres. The promise? “Fresh, moreish and easy-to-drink wines, priced at under ten euros, to demonstrate that it is possible to produce wine in the city centre and maintain a reasonable price range,” explains Grégoire Saint Olive. As soon as public health restrictions are lifted, the winery will once again welcome people for tours, as well as wine-tasting and blending workshops.

Chai Saint Olive 
34 rue Malesherbes,
Lyon 6e.
Tél. : 04 78 13 34 27.
Cuvée 480 made with Viognier, Chardonnay, Gamay or Syrah : €9,90.
Wine-blending workshop : duration 2 hours, €75. 
Tour and wine-degustation : duration 1 h 30, €25.