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Wine Tasting on a Budget: Affordable Options in Lyon

Updated: Jul 11

Lyon, the gastronomic heart of France, is also a haven for wine enthusiasts. While the city offers luxurious wine-tasting experiences, there are also plenty of budget-friendly options for those looking to explore Lyon's rich wine culture without breaking the bank. 


Here are four affordable wine-tasting locations in Lyon that offer excellent experiences without a hefty price tag.


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1. Antic Wine

Nestled in the heart of Vieux Lyon, Antic Wine is a must-visit for any wine lover. This historic wine cellar shop offers an impressive selection of wines from across the Rhône Valley and other French regions. 


Their tasting sessions, which start at around €8, are a fantastic way to sample a variety of wines and learn about the region's rich viticultural heritage. There are wines for all budgets from many regions and even other countries.


Good wine, honest prices, what more could you ask for?


Address: 18 Rue du Bœuf, 69005 Lyon, France





2. Baràgones Bar & Tapas

This trendy establishment in the Guillotière district features an impressive selection of wines from small producers, with options available by the glass for around €7. 


Their knowledgeable staff are passionate about wine and happy to guide you through their selection, making it a great place for both novices and seasoned winegoers. They also host regular cocktail workshop events that run around €35 for the whole experience. Check out their website for upcoming offerings!


Address: 5 Pl. Saint-Paul 69005, 69005 Lyon, France





3. Les Domaines Qui Montent

Les Domaines Qui Montent, located in the 6th arrondissement, is a wine shop and tasting room that offers an intimate and educational wine-tasting experience. Their selection is top notch and they offer great quality wines for any price range.


They offer many services such as the Guest Table (for 2 or 3-course meals), tastings, private evening, business gifts, deliveries, and more. You also have the option to purchase bottles to take home at reasonable prices.


Address: 7 Bd des Brotteaux, 69006 Lyon





4. Vercoquin

Located in the 4th arrondissement, Vercoquin is a wine bar that prides itself on its selection of natural and biodynamic wines. With an emphasis on sustainable practices, this bar offers fairly priced tastings.


The atmosphere is cozy and intimate, making it an ideal spot for a quiet evening out. The staff are very nice and provide excellent recommendations, ensuring you find something new and interesting to try.


Address: 33 Rue de la Thibaudière, 69007 Lyon





Budget-Friendly Tips:

Now that you have some specific locations in mind for your budget-friendly wine tour around Lyon, here are some additional tips on how to get great wine on a budget:

  • Visit During Happy Hour:  Many restaurants offer discounted prices during happy hour, also known as apéro hours, typically in the early evening right after work. Check out this Yelp list and this Schlouk Map list for location ideas! (remember, individual restaurants will provide the most up-to-date information)

  • Attend Wine Festivals: Lyon hosts several wine festivals throughout the year, where you can often taste a wide variety of wines for a small fee. Summer tends to be the most popular time for this. Check out websites such as this one to find an event that works for you!

  • Share a Bottle: If you're with friends, consider buying a bottle to share, which can be more economical than buying individual glasses.

  • Ask for Recommendations: Don't hesitate to ask the staff for budget-friendly recommendations—they often have great suggestions that won't break the bank.


Cheers to Affordable Wine in Lyon!

Exploring Lyon’s wine scene doesn’t have to be expensive. With a little planning and these affordable options, you can enjoy some of the region's best wines while staying within your budget. 


Cheers to discovering Lyon’s wine treasures and feeling budget-friendly while doing it!



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We hope you enjoy exploring Lyon, wherever your journey takes you!


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