Our Alsatian Wine Road Tour is a show-case for the best that the Alsace region of France has on offer. Almost endless vineyards, which are home to some of the best dry Rieslings in the world; villages, which are evidence of the common history that Germany and France share here. And of course the Vosges Mountains, which form the Western Border of the Upper Rhine Valley.
About Alsatian Wine
The Alsace is protected by the Vosges Mountains from bad weather coming from the West. It enjoys a dry and warm climate. Lined up like pearls on a chain we find the villages of the Alsatian wine road. 119 wine producing village can be found along this road, which is just over 96 km long. The production tops 150.000.000 bottles of wine every year. Apart from the dry Rieslings that are being produced the Alsace is famous for its Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Crement d’Alsace, which is the local version of champagne.
Our Stops on the Alsatian Wine Road
Our first stop will be in Kaysersberg, a truly amazing village. Birthplace of Albert Schweitzer, this village was in the past a border village between Germany and France. It is also the village where Lazarus Schwendi started cultivation of what developed over time into Pinot Gris. From the castle ruins you will enjoy an amazing view over the vast vineyards.
Our second stop is the village of Riquewhir. This village is one of six villages where the famous Crémant d’Alsace is being produced. During a wine tasting of Alsatian wine you also learn about the amazing history of the Crémant. After the wine tasting you have free time for lunch. Plenty of little bistros invite you to enjoy local dishes, of course in combination with a glass of Alsatian wine.
After lunch we continue on the Alsatian Wine Road in a northern direction passing many villages on our way. Our destination however is the village of Ribeauville. Beautifully decorated timber framed houses invite to a stroll along the main street. Your English speaking guide will explain the history of Alsace to you. Alsace has changed hands between Germany and France on a regular basis and you will recognise this in our culture and our architecture.
FAQ’s about the Alsatian Wine Road Tour:
All of our tours start at your accommodation. Your private guide will pick you up and at the end of the tour you will be dropped off as well.
There plenty of opportunities to purchase Alsatian wine.
Included in your tour is a driver guide with a private air-conditioned car, all taxes and fuel.
We will do short walking tours in all of our stops. Some of them are uphill.
This tour is available all year round.