A wine private day-tour in Alsace is a great way to explore the world of wine and sample a variety of wines from Alsace. It’s a great way to learn about the different styles of wine in Alsace, the grapes used in Alsace in the production process, and the terroir of the area. Do you know that in Alsace we are the only region in the world where you can find all the different types of terroir?
I will give you below several types of Wine tours you can make in Alsace. Maybe you like wine, want to know more about Alsace wines but also about the picturesque Alsatian villages or the famous Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle. We can design this kind of day-tour in Alsace just for you (see below). Or maybe you are a real wine lovers and you are in Alsace for the Alsatian wines. For you, we can design a full day-tour and spend all our day with local Alsatian winemakers we personally know.
|During a wine tour in Alsace together, I will tell you about my passion for the wine, especially Alsace wines. I am a real fan of wines and I am a member of The Confrérie Saint Etienne, St Stephen’s Brotherhood, a mythical institution in the world of Alsace wine and one of the oldest in France. I will guide you during your wine day-tour in Alsace and make you visit my favorites places, my favorite winemakers. |
It’s me, Pierre, I was younger on this picture 🙂 It was the day of my enthronement at the Saint-Etienne brotherhood by the Grand Master Pascal Schultz.
Idea of wine tour in Alsace N°1 : Alsatian villages + Wine Tasting in Alsace
You like wine, OK, you made a good choice to come to Alsace. But maybe you don’t want to spend all the day by tasting Alsace wine. You probably heard about the picturesque villages we have in Alsace like Eguisheim, Kaysersberg, Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr etc.
Then we can combine for you a day-tour between Picturesque villages and Wine-tasting.
Just contact me with the form at the end of this page and tell me your project, I will design especially for your an Incredible day-tour in Alsace following your wishes.
Idea of wine tour in Alsace N°2 : Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle + Wine tasting
In Alsace, we are lucky to have some incredible castle. The most famous one is the Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle. Why not combining the visit of the Haut-Koenigsbourg, with the visit of a picturesque village and wine tastings in Alsace?
Just contact me with the form below and tell me your project.
Idea of wine tour in Alsace N°3 : A full day-tour for real wine lover
You are here because you are a real wine lovers. You want to know all the secrets of Alsace Wines. We can create just for you a full day-tour on the Alsatian vineyard. We will visit winemakers, and spend some times with them, in the vineyard, in the cave, the cellar, listen to their story and taste their wines. You will understand their job, their way of life.
Because I know the good person, I can organize for you a slow travel wine tour, combining a the visit of a wine estate the morning (from the vineyard to the cave), then enjoy a wine tasting, finishing the wine tasting by a pairing wine with a selection of cheeses/delicatessen (an unforgettable moment for gourmets). And on the afternoon visit a world famous wine estate, be guided in their 4X4 Vehicule in their Grand Cru vineyard, and after it visit their cave and finish the day by an incredible 11 wine tastings. You will always remember this Wine Tour with us in Alsace.
Just contact me with the form below and tell me your project.
Idea of wine tour in Alsace N°4: Christmas Market and Wine tasting
You probably already heard about the famous Christmas Markets in Alsace. The Christmas Markets starts at the end of November until Christmas or beginning of January for those who finished the latest. To me, the most magical moment to enjoy Christmas market is when the nightfall at the end of afternoon. So before it, we have time to go to visit a winemaker and taste some Alsatian wines.
A good program could be to visit a pretty city decorated for Christmas the morning like Kaysersberg or Eguisheim and then before lunch have a wine tasting. After lunch, we could, as you prefer discover a second city or visit a second winemaker. And finish the day by enjoying the Christmas atmosphere in Riquewihr for example. It will be a magic day.
You want to do a Wine tour in Alsace. Just complete the form below and we will talk about your project. If the place you want to combine with a wine-tasting is not on the examples above, don’t worry just tell me in the form. We will design together the best wine tour in Alsace
Follow me during an incredible Wine tour in Alsace to discover all the secrets of Alsatian wines.
Some questions you may have concerning Alsace and Alsatian wines
What is the Alsatian Wine Route ?
The Alsatian Wine Route is a 150km scenic route that winds through the picturesque Alsace region of France. Stretching at the foothills of the Vosges Mountains, the Alsace Wine Route takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes and charming villages in France. Along the way, you’ll discover the region’s renowned vineyards, sample some of the finest wines in the world. Along the Alsace wine route, you can explore some of the most renowned vineyards in the world, sample a variety of delicious wines, and explore charming towns and villages. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or just looking to escape to a tranquil corner of France, the Alsace Wine Route is sure to delight. This route is a celebration of the history, culture, and wine-making traditions of Alsace, and it is an excellent way to discover the beauty of the region. The Wine Route is an excellent way to experience the charm, beauty, and culture of Alsace.
Why Alsace is a wonderful region to visit if you are a wine lover ?
Alsace is a wine region that produces a variety of wines with distinctive characteristics and it’s the perfect place to enjoy a Wine Tour. The region is known for its dry, mineral-driven white wines, such as Riesling, Muscat, and some more sweaty wines like Pinot Gris, and Gewürztraminer. Alsace also produces some red wines, with Pinot Noir being the most widely planted. Alsace is also home to some of the world’s most renowned sweet wines, including Vendange Tardive and Selection de Grains Nobles. These wines are made from late-harvested grapes, and are incredibly rich and complex. Exploring Alsace through a wine tour is a great way to learn about the fascinating wines of the region and discover the unique characteristics of each varietal. Not only is it a great way to experience the flavors and aromas of Alsace’s wines, but it’s also a great way to learn about the history and culture of Alsace.
What kind of grapes/wines you can find in Alsace ?
Alsace is renowned for its Riesling, a white wine grape variety renowned for its citrusy aromas, we call it the King of Alsatian wines. Often considered a benchmark for cool-climate Riesling, Alsatian Riesling has a unique balance of acidity. Alsace Riesling is usually crisp and refreshing, with a pronounced mineral character, and it is highly versatile when it comes to food pairing. Its flavor profile can range from juicy green apples and citrus fruits to honey, white flowers, and even petrol-like aromas. Alsace Riesling is a truly special wine, and it is well worth trying if you haven’t yet!
Muscat (not the most known but one of my favorite wines)
Muscat from Alsace is a dry and aromatic wines. Grown on the slopes of the Vosges Mountains, Muscat grapes produce a wine with intense floral aromas. Here in Alsace, the Muscat wines is (most of the time) vinified in a dry versions. Muscat wines from Alsace are perfect for enjoying on their own. In Alsace, we love to drink Muscat at spring, pairing it with asparagus for example. Hmmmmm I love it 🙂
Pinot Gris from Alsace is a unique and delicious white wine with a distinct flavor. It is made from the Pinot Gris grape, which is grown in the Alsace region of France. Pinot Gris from Alsace is a semi-dry, yet fruity, wine that is best enjoyed with poultry, seafood, and pork, as well as a variety of cheeses. It is an excellent choice for a special occasion or to enjoy with friends. Pinot Gris from Alsace is sure to excite and delight your taste buds.
Gewurztraminer is a variety of white wine that is grown and produced in Alsace. It is one of the most popular wines from the region, and it is renowned for its unique aromas and flavors. Gewurztraminer wines are characterized by their intense aromas of lychee, rose, and other floral notes, as well as a spicy flavor that can be compared to nutmeg or clove. The taste of Gewurztraminer is amazing, but it (most of the time) still has a hint of sweetness. The wines are best served with food, as their spicy flavors can stand up to bold flavors like curry and spicy foods or strong cheeses like the local Munster cheese or blue cheese like Stilton (I love this pairing :)). Gewurztraminer wines from Alsace are some of the best in the world, and they are sure to delight any wine enthusiast.
Sylvaner wine is not very well know in Alsace. What a pity because I love this wine (during a wine tour with me in Alsace I will tell you why this wine is not so well known, and maybe we will have the chance to taste it). Sylvaner wines tend to be light and fruity. They are usually quite dry, with a crisp acidity and a refreshing finish.
Pinot-Noir is the only red wine produced in Alsace. This red wine is made from the Pinot Noir grape and is known for its vibrant aromas and flavors of black cherries, strawberries, currants, and other red berries. Its tannins are soft and supple, making it a great choice for pairing with food. The wine has a long finish and is often described as having a velvety texture. Pinot Noir wines from Alsace are often aged in oak barrels, which adds complexity and depth to the flavor. Many of these wines are also produced using a technique called “maceration”, which is a process that helps to preserve the color and flavor of the grapes.
Sparkling Alsace wine (Crémant d’Alsace)
Sparkling wine in Alsace is truly a special experience. Made like the Champagne, the Crémant d’Alsace is famous for its dry, crisp, and mineral-driven wines. Alsace produces some of the finest sparkling wines in the world. Each style of sparkling wine has its own unique characteristics, from the light and fruity to the full-bodied and complex. The sparkling wines of Alsace are perfect for celebrating special occasions, toasting friends, or just enjoying with a meal. With its unique combination of vibrant acidity and rich fruit flavors, Alsace’s sparkling wines are sure to please. Whether you are looking for an aperitif or an accompaniment to a special meal, the sparkling wines of Alsace are sure to be a hit. So raise a glass and enjoy the delicious wines of Alsace!