“Today, after a period of being the pariahs of the wine world, they are once again worthy objects of interest for serious wine lovers. This is all due to the magic combination of the Gamay grape and the particular characteristics of the best villages in the region, including the famous ‘crus’ Beaujolais.” Jancis Robinson MW
Beaujolais was first cultivated by the Romans who planted the areas along Rome’s trading route up the Saône valley. The most noticeable Roman vineyard was Brulliacus located on the hillside of Mont Brouilly, as well as around today’s Morgon. After The Roman empire retreated back to Rome, like the rest of Burgundy, Benedictine monks became the custodian of the vineyards.