French wine discovery tour : Alsace Wine Tour

Alsace Wine Tour

 

When we think of Alsace, we picture colorful Christmas markets, hot pretzels, story-book flowered villages, gingerbread, cobbled streets and rolling hills draped with vines.

This Alsace wine tour starts in the heart of Alsace in the lovely town of Strasbourg.  From north to south you will experience all that this region's wines have to offer.  The famous Alsace wine route, serving the wine tours for over 60 years from Colmar Obernai and Riquewihr, to the medieval town of Ribeauville and High Koenigsbourg and its fortress dating back to the middle ages.

 

From the AOC Alsace, Grand Curs to late harvest wines, selection de grains nobles (or hand picking botritized grapes), and the appellation of cremant of Alsace, you will be able to taste them all.  

13 Grape varieites are highlighted in this area:  Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Klevener, Pinot Noir.   This Alsace wine tour is an epicurian adventure.

 

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Day 1: Strasbourg

Breakfast at your hotel

Board at the Palais Rohan for a boat tour around the town and rivers of Strasbourg to discover this enchanting Alsatian city.

 

 A two hour walking tour with your guide. See the old pedestrian cathedral area in the Petite France. Commented visit of the Astronomical Clock at the Cathedral. Also included are the Maison Kammerzell, Place Gutenberg, St.-Thomas church, the former tanners’ houses, the Covered Bridges, the Vauban dam, the former customs-house, the former town-butchery and the Palais Rohan. You could even visit the European Parliament.

Overnight at your hotel, Strasbourg.

 

Day 2: Alsace and the Route des vins

Follow the wine route on our way to Colmar. Your guide will explain the wines and grape varieties of Alsace on the way. The trip will include a tasting of several different wines/ grape varieties in two different wineries.

Discover the charming villages of Eguisheim, Riquewihr and Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, perched on the hilltop.

Along the route visit to the Gingerbread palace where nearly 800m2 is entirely devoted to gingerbread. The wafting smell of honey, cinnamon and ginger recounts the history and production of this sweet delight people have loved since ancient times in this timeless place.

Stop in at two domains along the route to taste AOC Alsace, Grand Crus, late harvest wines and Cremant d'Alsace.

 

Day 3: Colmar

Today we will stay in Colmar and discover this delightful village. Stroll through the cobble stoned streets, visit the Unterlinden museum and linger in Little Venice.

 

Visit the house where Auguste Bartholdi was born, the creator of the Statue of Liberty.  Visit the exhibition of the construction of Lady Liberty.

There are plenty of things to do in this charming little village.

A guided tour of old Colmar can also be arranged.

 

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