Tours & Tastings In Alsace

Picturesque Colmar, vibrant Strasbourg, verdant valleys, magnificent mountains, the oldest wine route in France and aromatic, dry white wines. An Alsace wine tour includes many of these sights (and wines) and will make for a memorable experience in the north of France. Just picture yourself tasting some of the best Rieslings in the world in a local winery or getting exclusive access to areas within the Cathedral of Strasbourg that are normally off-limits to the public. Do you prefer mountain biking on the Alsace wine route and stopping at little villages along the way for wine, cheese and chocolate tastings? No need to daydream about these extraordinary itineraries: you can simply create a bespoke wine tour in Alsace with the support of a local travel expert who can help you plan it and make sure you see and do everything you want… and more.

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The Alsace wine region is one of the oldest wine routes in France; it celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2013. This route takes you on a remarkable and, at times, breathtaking journey along 170 kilometers of wine-growing villages, fortified medieval towns with cobbled streets and geraniums hanging from balconies, and awe-inspiring valleys. 

As you take the route from north to south, along the foothills of the Vosges mountains, you will have the chance to encounter over 1,000 producers and taste the most wonderful and diverse Alsatian wines right where they are produced. The Alsace wine region offers visitors a wide range of activities related to wine and the vineyard all year round, including harvest festivals and wine tastings.

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What is the best wine from Alsace?

Alsace is renowned for producing a wide range of high-quality wines, both white and red, but it is particularly famous for its exceptional white wines. Among the many outstanding varietals produced in Alsace, one of the most celebrated is Riesling.

Riesling is considered by many to be the flagship wine of Alsace. Known for its aromatic complexity, vibrant acidity, and ability to express terroir, Alsace Riesling wines range from dry to sweet, with flavors of citrus, stone fruit, and mineral notes. They pair beautifully with a wide variety of dishes, from seafood and poultry to Asian cuisine and spicy dishes.

What is the Best Period to Visit Alsace ?

To fully enjoy your Alsace experience we recommend visiting Alsace during the spring or fall when the weather is pleasant, the crowds are smaller, and there are special events like wine festivals.

What wine region is near Colmar France?

Colmar, located in the Alsace region of France, is surrounded by several notable wine regions, each offering its own unique wines and terroir. The primary wine region near Colmar is the Alsace Wine Route, which stretches from Thann in the south to Marlenheim in the north, covering approximately 170 kilometers of picturesque vineyards, charming villages, and historic wineries.

How many days to stay in Alsace?

We do recommend spend 3 to 5 days, but depends on your travel preferences and the experiences you wish to have. Here are some considerations to help you plan your visit:

Alsace Wine Route: If you're interested in exploring the picturesque villages and world-renowned vineyards, consider staying for at least 3 to 4 days. This will allow you to leisurely explore the charming towns, visit multiple wineries for tastings, and soak in the stunning scenery.

Cultural Exploration: If you're keen on immersing yourself in Alsace's rich cultural heritage, including its historic cities like Strasbourg and Colmar, as well as its castles, museums, and culinary delights, you may want to stay for a week or more. This will give you ample time to explore the region's diverse attractions and experiences.

What is Alsace Wine Route?

There are five regions on the Alsace wine route certified by the Vignobles & Découvertes (Vineyards and Discoveries) quality marker: 

Pays de Wissembourg: situated in the north of Alsace, The traditional and picturesque village of Cleebourg is well worth a visit to marvel at its Middle Ages origins.

Vignoble de Strasbourg: this stop on the, has a wealthy architectural, medieval and religious heritage. Some famous places of interest are the Carthusian Monastery of Molsheim and Mont Saint-Odile, a 760-metre peak in the Vosges Mountains with a convent on its top (the Hohenburg Abbey) and stone fortifications called "the Pagan Wall”. The Mont is a mythical site of pilgrimage.

Cœur d'Alsace: halfway between Strasbourg and Colmar, the “Heart of Alsace” is a combination of vineyard and forest landscapes.

Terre et Vins au Pays de Colmar: protected in part by the Ballons des Vosges Regional Natural Park, the natural environment of this Alsace wine area is stunning. Take the opportunity to visit the medieval town of Eguisheim, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France; discover Riquewihr and its Grands Crus Wine Path or spend an afternoon in famous and charming Colmar, the capital of Alsace Wines. Make sure you take a break in the valley of Munster to taste the renowned French cheese in the farmhouse inns or at its dedicated museum.

La Route des Vins Sud-Alsace: the terrain around Thann and Guebwille is so steep that vines often require grape harvesters to rope up. - the Tour des Sorcières(“Witches' Tower”), a tower from the ancient town fortifications, is now home to a museum dedicated to the different local vineyards and wine-production techniques as well as the geological diversity of the terroirs in the Alsace wine region.

How to travel Alsace Wine Route?

Traveling the Alsace Wine Route is a delightful experience that can be done by various means of transportation, depending on your preferences. Here are some options:

Private Driver: The route is well-marked with signposts, and a driver allows you to stop at multiple wineries, charming villages, and scenic viewpoints along the way. Parking is usually available in most towns and villages.

Bicycle: Cycling the Alsace Wine Route is a popular option for outdoor enthusiasts. There are dedicated cycling paths that run parallel to the wine route, offering a safe and scenic journey through vineyards, orchards, and picturesque villages. You can bring your own bike or rent one from local rental shops.

Guided Tours: Join a Wine Paths guided tour is a convenient way to explore while learning about the region's history, culture, and winemaking traditions from knowledgeable guides. Tours may include transportation by minibus or coach, visits to wineries for tastings, and stops at key attractions along the route.

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What are the 4 wonders of the Alsace?

Strasbourg Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg): This stunning Gothic cathedral, located in the heart of Strasbourg's historic city center, is known for its intricate facade, soaring spire, and impressive astronomical clock. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Europe.

La Petite France: This picturesque quarter in Strasbourg is characterized by its half-timbered houses, winding canals, and charming cobblestone streets. It's a quintessential Alsatian neighborhood and a popular destination for visitors seeking to experience the region's quaint charm.

Riquewihr: Often referred to as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Riquewihr is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture, colorful buildings adorned with flowers, and narrow cobblestone streets. It's a charming destination for strolling, shopping, and wine tasting.

Colmar's Old Town: Colmar's historic Old Town is like stepping into a fairy tale, with its colorful half-timbered houses, flower-filled canals, and charming squares. Highlights include the picturesque Little Venice district, the historic Pfister House, and the renowned Unterlinden Museum.

These four attractions are among the most beloved and iconic destinations in Alsace, each offering a unique glimpse into the region's rich history, culture, and architectural heritage.

Wineries to Visit in Alsace

Maison Joseph Cattin

Domaine Schlumberger

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