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Alsace: Wine Tasting and Gourmet Christmas Lunch

1. Alsace: Wine Tasting and Gourmet Christmas Lunch

Discover the traditional winemaking process of the Alsace region at a family-owned winery dating back to 1778, and that is now in organic conversion. Follow your guide into the cellar, which was built in 1850, where you will discover the traditional Alsacian winemaking process, from grape picking to bottling. Then sample the results of this process with a tasting of 5 different wines. After your tour, sit down to lunch in the beautifully renovated shop. Sample Alsatian specialties from a menu designed especially for the festive season, including an Alsatian tart with meat or vegetables and the exceptional foie gras. Dessert will be served after the main meal and you will have the opportunity to purchase a bottle of wine as a souvenir of your time in Alsace. At the end of your experience, enjoy complimentary access to the gingerbread palace located next door to the winery. Here, follow a fun and interactive trail designed to delight all 5 senses.

Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Strasbourg

2. Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Strasbourg

Head out on a half-day tour of the Alsace region and learn about this enchanting wine regions. Leaving Strasbourg, you will follow the wine route on the way to the town of Obernai. As you travel, your driver will tell you about the 7 different types of Alsace wines. Once in Obernai, take a guided walking tour of the winding streets, old houses with multicolored tiles, ensigns, and ramparts, and see the statue of St Odile, the patron saint of Alsace. Then stop at your first winery for a tasting session. Continue on to visit another winery in a typical Alsace caveau (a small wine cellar). Afterward, make your way back to Strasbourg, admiring the beautiful landscapes along the way.

Alsace: Guided Wine Tasting and Cellar Visit

3. Alsace: Guided Wine Tasting and Cellar Visit

Learn all about Alsatian wines in a beautiful, renovated family winery. Discover all the different types of wine that can be produced in this region with the help of an experienced sommelier. Taste a range of locally produced wines, now in organic conversion, from sparkling wine to red wines, dry and sweet white wines, and even rosés. Savor the unique flavors of the region while learning about their back ground and how to pair them with different foods.  Visit the winery cellar and check out the barrels made in 1850 that are still in use today. Learn how they lend a certain irreplaceable note of flavor to the wines they hold. From the facts and figures of Alsatian wines to the secrets of winemaking to the history of the region, everything will be shown and explained to you. Ask as many questions as you want and delight in your senses of smell and taste.

The 4 Wonders of Alsace Day Tour from Colmar

4. The 4 Wonders of Alsace Day Tour from Colmar

Start your day when you are picked up at your hotel or apartment in Colmar before beginning your tour through the Alsace in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan.  Departing from the historical center of Colmar, you will pass through the wine route along the beautiful vineyards and little villages, from there you can explore the typical Alsatian architecture which is magical, colorful, and unique. You will make a stop at the four wonders of the Alsace as they are called. The first one is Eguisheim, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Then drive further along the Alsatian wine route, immerse yourself in the world of vineyards and products which make the Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr region’s reputation.  To test the region’s wine reputation, you will visit a typical wine cave and you can taste a big variety of wines such as Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot noir, and many more.  Your tour will end with Kaysersberg, where its high fortress dominates the city and serves as a reminder of both its strategic importance and its warlike past. After visiting these 4 wonders, our driver will bring you safely back to Colmar.

Strasbourg: Traditional Food Group Walking Tour

5. Strasbourg: Traditional Food Group Walking Tour

Be introduced to typical Alsatian food as well as Alsatian wine and beer with this foodie walking tour of Strasbourg. See the most central parts of the city and stop for food and a drink at 4 of your host's favorite eateries.  Try Croquette aux Munster or a selection of Charcuterie (cold meat) wine and beer Follow this with the gastronomical symbol of the region that is comprised of smoked ham hocks, sausages, and potatoes, and choucroute garnie. Try some Alsatian wine and beer, to understand why the region is famous for its numerous breweries and vineyards. Eat some Alsatian ginger bread, Pain d’épices”. Learn more about the food culture and the dishes you eat from your local guide.

Alsace: Full-Day Wine Tour & Tastings from Strasbourg

6. Alsace: Full-Day Wine Tour & Tastings from Strasbourg

Begin your full-day wine tour in the Mittelbergheim wine region, home to the Zotzenberg, Kastelberg, and Wiebelsberg Grand Crus. The soils here are particularly favorable for Riesling. Experience your first tasting with a selection that includes Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, and Riesling. Continue on to the Dambach La Ville wine area. The village lies in the heart of the Alsace wine region and is home to the Grand Cru Frankstein. After some free time for lunch you’ll depart for the Ribeauvillé/Riquewihr wine area that is home to 5 Grand Crus appellations: Geisberg, Kirchberg, Osterberg, Schoenenbourg, and Sporen. Riesling is without a doubt the king of grapes in this area, but Pinot Gris, Muscat, and Gewürztraminer also produce some excellent area wines. Top wine growers include the Trimbach family that have been making wine since 1626 and the Hugel family, who started a bit later, in 1639. Admire the beauty of the medieval villages of Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr, and enjoy 2 afternoon tasting sessions at highly selected wineries, completing your Alsace wine tasting experience.

From Strasbourg: Alsace Villages Wine Route Day Trip

7. From Strasbourg: Alsace Villages Wine Route Day Trip

Head south departing from Strasbourg where the first stop will be in Bergheim, a superb village on the wine route that contains many hidden wonders within its medieval walls. You will then have the opportunity to visit the charming town of Ribeauvillé, the ancient fief of the Lords of Ribeaupierre. History will call out to you on every one of its pedestrian streets.  After a visit to Hunawihr and a photo stop in front of its famous fountain, enjoy lunch in the village of Riquewihr, one of the best known in the region —  particularly renowned because of its idyllic location in the heart of the vineyard. The tour will continue to two villages that are equally famous for their historical character: Kaysersberg and Eguisheim. These two villages have been elected “Favorite Villages of the French", a famous French program celebrating the year of the French’s favorite villages. Kaysersberg won the edition in 2017 and Eguisheim in 2013. Head back to Strasbourg at the end of the afternoon, after a day filled with great memories and beautiful images.

Alsace Villages Half-Day Tour from Colmar

8. Alsace Villages Half-Day Tour from Colmar

Begin your guided walking tour in Kaysersberg, a village famous for its quaint half-timbered, cobbled streets, and enjoy some free time here to explore by yourself. Then, follow the Alsace wine route and stop along the way for great photo opportunities. Arrive in Riquewihr for a guided walking tour of this magnificent small town. Surrounded by vineyards, this fortified town is a jewel. The village is full of beautifully-colored, half-timbered residences and facades decorated with old shop signs. Omnipresent flowers and creepers add to the charm of the village. From there, head to Hunawihr, the last stop and one of the most beautiful villages in France, known for its numerous artisan shops and multiple cultural landmarks.

Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Colmar

9. Alsace Half-Day Wine Tour from Colmar

Depart Colmar and travel by fully equipped minivan through the rolling hills covered in vines and medieval castle ruins. Marvel at the charming villages of cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses decorated with flower boxes and brightly painted ensigns. Get an introduction to wine making in the region at 2 carefully selected wineries, where you will sample some of the best-known grape varieties of the Alsace, such as Riesling, Gewürztraminer or Sylvaner. Hear about the steps involved to produce wine, from the vineyards to the vat room and ageing cellar. Leave with a better understanding of an industry that produces more than 150 million bottles of wine per year.

Alsace: Christmas Wine Tour with Wine Tasting

10. Alsace: Christmas Wine Tour with Wine Tasting

Experience and learn about Alsatian wines in a beautiful family winery through a guided wine tasting during the Christmas period. Discover all the different types of wine produced in this region with the help of an experienced sommelier. You can taste various wines made in this area, including sparkling wine, red wines, dry and sweet white wines, and even rosés. Enjoy the region's distinct flavors while learning about their history and how to pair them with various foods. Visit the winery cellar and see the barrels made in 1850 that are still in use today. Everything will be showed and explained to you, from the facts and figures of Alsatian wines to the secrets of winemaking to the region's history. You can ask as many questions as you want and delight in your senses of smell and taste. Enjoy a scenographic experience with a small documentary film on personal and rich family history as well as a working philosophy. It is screened at 180° in the cellar, on a centenary old oak cask, with phenomenal sound effects that enable you to be in total immersion in the story. Your tour will end with a bottle of the winery's mulled wine and a free entrance ticket to the gingerbread house facing the winery.

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This tour was wonderful! Beautiful sights along the drive to the wineries. Both wineries we stopped at took credit card. The owner of Burckel Jung winery was amazing. You could tell she was very proud and truly loved what she did! I highly recommend. While at first I thought 4 hour tour would be too long, I do wish it had been about an hour or so longer.

Florence was an excellent guide. We visited two artisanal wineries and learned a lot about the history and wine making of Alsace. We also visited the town of Obernai, charming and typical of the region. A great afternoon!

Our guide Didier was very friendly. Tour was at a leisurely pace. Very knowledgeable on Alsatian wine and cuisine. He spoke English well.

The guide was great and very knowledgeable. We were never rushed and were able to enjoy the whole day.

The stops we all excellent enhanced by our inimitable guide Dedier.