The Beaujolais is a French vineyard in the north of the department of Rhône and extends on some towns of the departmen of Saône-et-Loire. Administratively attached to the Burgundy vineyards, the production area is in the foothills of the mountains of Beaujolais, between Lyon and Macon.
Located primarily on granitic soils on the North and calcareous soils on the South, it produces the vast majority of red wine made from Gamay grapevines. The variety of soils has created twelve Appellations d’Origine, two regionals and ten locals. Although this is a very old vineyard, it is always present in the news, including the media impact of the Beaujolais Nouveau.