The oldest wine trail in France, the Alsace Wine Route, opened in 1953 and extends for 170km through 73 villages including Bergheim, Kaysersberg, Riquewihr, Zellenberg, Rouffach. Its emblem is white wine.
The Alsace wine-growing region produces ‘Vins d’Alsace’, renowned worldwide for their aromas and flavours. An exceptional climate and wide diversity of soil provide a matchless palette of wines some dry and light, others intense and full-bodied. The region is home to 7 varieties of grape so there are plenty to choose from !
Pinot Blanc d’Alsace : Light-bodied, spring-like, both elegant and supple. Sylvaner d’Alsace : Refreshing, light-bodied, and thirst-quenching with a discreet fruitiness. Riesling d’Alsace : Dry, fine, elegant and very linear. Muscat d’Alsace : Dry, crisp and intensely aromatic. Pinot Gris d’Alsace : Generous, ample and full-bodied. Gewurztraminer : Intense, exuberant and aromatic. Pinot Noir : Only red wine from Alsace, fresh, light and fruity.
The sweet and dessert wines Vendanges Tardives and Sélections de Grains Nobles appeal to connoisseurs of complex powerful wines ! As for sparkling Crémants d’Alsace, they are enjoyed throughout meals from aperitif to dessert. Alsace has 51 Grand Crus, reflecting the complexity and richness of its wine-growing region.
Alsace wines can be perfectly paired with all of the region’s gourmet specialities like Sauerkraut, Backoeffa, Tourtes de la Vallée de Munster, charcuterie and pastries.
Cycling reigns supreme during slowUp on the first weekend of June. The Fetes du Vin of September and October are the perfect opportunity to taste wines and take part in different wine tourism events."