“It was a great day and Brigit was a great tour guide. Very knowledgable, great private wineries and boy did she know her way around! No way could we have done this by ourselves! ! ! ! the van was wonderful, the tour started and ended onetime and it was a lovely day! ...Robin R., USA – See more reviews
What To Expect
In the morning, depart for a full day wine tour in the Alsace vineyards. The Alsace Wine Route winds its way from north to south, for more than 170 kilometers (106 miles) along the eastern foothills of the Vosges. It has become famous the world over for its exceptional natural beauty as it leads visitors across rows of undulating, vine-covered hills, and through quaint villages.
Begin the day with a stop in the Mittelbergheim wine producing region. The area is home to the Zotzenberg, Kastelberg and Wiebelsberg Grand Crus and the soils found here are particularly favorable for Riesling. Here, experience your first Alsace wine discovery by tasting a selection of different wines including Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner and Riesling.
Continue on to Dambach la ville wine area. The village itself is considered to be located at the heart of the Alsace wine region and is home to the Grand Cru Frankstein. Riesling and Gewurztraminer are particularly well-adapted to the well-drained granite-mica scree which filters water and retains heat well. Enjoy a second wine tasting session in a typical "caveau", the name given to the local wineries.
After some free time for lunch depart for the Ribeauvillé/Riquewihr wine producing area that is surrounded by 5 Grand Crus appellations: Geisberg, Kirchberg, Osterberg, Schoenenbourg and Sporen. If Riesling is without a doubt the king of grapes in this area, Pinot Gris, Muscat and Gewürztraminer are also known to produce excellent wines on the neighboring soils.
Here famous wine growers include the Trimbach family that have been making wine since 1626 or the Hugel family who only began their activity in 1639! Not only will you be amazed by the beauty of these two Medieval towns, it is also here that you will experience our 2 afternoon tasting sessions in some of the most highly selected wineries so as to complete your Alsace wine tasting experience, after which you will to Strasbourg.
4 wine tastings in Alsace
Meals and drinks unless specified
Tips and gratuities
This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
Legal drinking age in France is 18 years old. Parents or minders will be held responsible for minors during the wine tours as to alcohol consumption.
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