Vineyard

Alsace's vineyards produce famous white wines such as Riesling and Gewurztraminer. The region enjoys an ideal climate for viticulture, with warm summers and cool autumns. Picturesque wine villages such as Riquewihr and Eguisheim invite visitors to discover the art of viticulture through tastings in family-run cellars and famous estates. Bonjour Alsace will help you discover them.

Alsace's vineyards produce famous white wines such as Riesling and Gewurztraminer. The region enjoys an ideal climate for viticulture, with warm summers and cool autumns. Picturesque wine villages such as Riquewihr and Eguisheim invite visitors to discover the art of viticulture through tastings in family-run cellars and famous estates. Bonjour Alsace will help you discover them.

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Pass'Alsace : visit Alsace from north to south

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A pass to visit the whole of Alsace!

Meet the winegrower in his element!

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In contact with winegrowers!

From the vine to the glass [vineyard | cellar | tasting]

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In contact with winegrowers!

Sensory Workshop : Learn to taste the Wine !

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Christmas Wine Tour

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The magic of Christmas

Wine tour, tasting and Alsatian meal - 100% immersive experience

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1 h 30
| Ammerschwihr

Parenthèse Vigneronne 'introduction to wine tasting' - tasting

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Dare to Alsace Wine with a Feminine Touch

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Discovery tour of our cellars!

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0 h 10
| Bennwihr

360° Virtual Reality Immersion

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0 h 45
| Wihr-au-Val

Discovering the wines of Alsace

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Vineyard en Alsace

How is a vineyard and cellar tour generally conducted in Alsace?

A vineyard and cellar tour in Alsace is an enriching experience that allows visitors to explore the winemaking process, learn about the characteristics of local grape varieties, and taste authentic wines. Typically, the tour begins with a walk through the vineyards, where a guide or the winemaker themselves explain viticultural practices and the unique features of the Alsatian terroir. Visitors will learn more about iconic grape varieties such as Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, and Muscat.

Next, the tour continues into the cellar, where visitors discover the winemaking facilities, oak barrels, and stainless steel tanks. The winemaker explains the winemaking process, from grape harvesting to bottling, emphasizing the traditional methods used in Alsace.

Following the cellar tour, the tasting takes place. Visitors have the opportunity to sample a selection of wines from the estate, accompanied by explanations of their flavor profiles and aging potential. Some estates also offer food and wine pairings, highlighting local specialties and terroir-driven products.

Vineyard and cellar tours in Alsace are often friendly and provide visitors with an authentic immersion into the world of Alsatian wine, all set in a picturesque environment amidst the vineyards.

What are the characteristics of Alsace wines compared to those from other French wine regions?

Alsace wines have several characteristics that make them unique compared to those from other French wine regions:

Grape Varieties: Alsace is renowned for its wide variety of grape varieties. Unlike many other wine regions in France, Alsace wines are often made from a single grape variety, highlighting the specific characteristics of each grape.

Labeling: Alsace wines typically indicate the grape variety on the label, allowing consumers to know exactly what they are tasting.

Vinification: Alsace wines are generally vinified in a dry style, meaning they have very little residual sugar. This highlights the purity of aromas and the freshness of the wines.

Bottles: Alsace wines are traditionally bottled in tall, slender bottles known as "flûtes," which are characteristic of the region.

Terroir: Alsace benefits from a diverse terroir, with varied soils and different microclimates. This allows for the production of a wide range of wines, each reflecting its original terroir.

Aromatics: Alsace wines are often appreciated for their floral, fruity, and spicy aromas, as well as their finesse and balance.

Acidity: Alsace wines typically have well-balanced acidity, making them particularly enjoyable to pair with a wide variety of dishes.

Can tastings be done in the vineyards?

It is indeed possible to do tastings in the vineyards in Alsace. Many wineries open their doors to visitors and offer tastings of their wines. During these tastings, you have the opportunity to explore different grape varieties and vintages, as well as taste the wines directly from the producers.

Tastings in the vineyards provide an authentic and enriching experience for wine enthusiasts. You can learn more about production methods, terroir, and the unique characteristics of each wine. Winemakers are often passionate about their craft and are happy to share their knowledge and love for wine with visitors.

To fully enjoy this experience, it's recommended to make an appointment in advance, especially during the tourist season, to ensure a warm welcome and the opportunity to taste the wines that interest you the most. Whether you're a novice or an expert in wine, tastings in the Alsatian vineyards will allow you to discover the richness and diversity of the wines from this beautiful wine region.

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