The Alsace wine road

Road trip and wine tastings
“For over 20 years now, I’ve lived in a village on France’s most famous and most ancient wine route, a 170-km itinerary across magnificent landscapes! So I'm extremely proud to introduce you to this “jewel” of Alsace...”

Par : Fanny

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Follow the guide...

This South-to-North route is dotted with exceptional features of culture and architecture, as well as a host of wine villages where you’ll discover the local cuisine...

-Hartmannswille : well-known for one of the best-kept fortified cemeteries in Alsace. The village takes its name from Hartmannswillerkopf, the famous battlefield of the first world war.

-Wuenheim : located at the foot of Hartmannswillerkopf and the Ollwiller Grand Cru vineyard. From the Vieil Armand wine cellar, you can learn all about viticulture on a 3.5 km wine trail featuring information panels.

  • Balade dans le vignoble de Wuenheim Crédit: Alicia Andres
  • Vue sur Hartmannswiller Crédit: Vincent Schneider

Soultz

This little town boasts countless treasures: Renaissance-era winegrowers’ houses, the Bucheneck Castle Museum, The Nef des Jouets toy museum...

Guebwiller

Guebwiller is the only place in Alsace to produce 4 Grand Cru vintages: Kessler, Spiegel, Kitterlé and Saering. The path leading to the Mission Cross offers beautiful views of the town and the surrounding area.
-Bergholtz : This village located right by the Spiegel Grand Cru vineyard, houses traces of the Vauban canal and some old Vosges sandstone quarries.
  • Le Bollenberg et sa chapelle en automne Crédit: Vincent Schneider
  • Promenade en famille dans le vignoble de Guebwiller crédit: Gregory Tachet
  • Bergholtz au lever du soleil Crédit: Vincent Schneider

-Bergholtz-Zell : the Oelberg calvary is worth a visit; Five oratories and chapels recount the Passion of Christ. You will also discover a colourful wooden reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci's “The Last Supper”.

-Orschwhir : Since its origins, this village has drawn its wealth from viticulture. A large part of its wine-growing region is classified as “Grands Crus d’Alsace”.


Soultzmatt

Famous for its Lisbeth waters and Zinnkoepflé vintage, this little town retains some beautiful vestiges of the past: You’ll enjoy exploring the wine trail and poets’ trail, as well as the Espace des Sources water museum and the Paradis des Sources Music Hall, among other features. 

About grape varieties

“DO YOU KNOW THE 7 VARIETIES OF GRAPE GROWN IN ALSACE? THESE ARE THE KINDS OF GRAPE CULTIVATED IN THE REGION... MY FAVOURITE? GEWURZTRAMINER, FOR ITS FRUITINESS AND ITS GOLDEN COLOUR!”

WINE TOURISM GALORE...

Throughout the year, the Alsace wine route proposes activities on the theme of wine and in the vineyard, including Segway rides through the vines, grape-picking for tourists and guided wine trail tours followed by tasting sessions...

 

  • Visite guidée dans le vignoble de Guebwiller Crédit photo: Gregory Tachet
  • Balade en gyropode Segway dans le vignoble de Guebwiller Crédit photo: Fun moving
  • Vendangeurs d'un jour à  Guebwiller Crédit photo: Gregory Tachet
  • Foire aux vins de Guebwiller Crédit: Grégory Tachet
  • Nuit du tourisme à Soultzmatt Crédit: Syndicat viticole de Soultzmatt

... FESTIVITIES GALORE!

The wine route is a great place for getting people together. Don’t miss the village wine festivals, including Guebwiller’s traditional Wine Fair which takes place every year on Ascension Day! It’s a chance to discover our Region’s winegrowers and sample the 7 grape varieties of Alsace!
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Fanny

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Fanny is a keen traveller and sportswoman. She particularly enjoys taking the wine route to admire the scenery and make the most of the mountains on her snowboard. I was born in Alsace. I feel strongly attached to this region. Its beauty has always fascinated me, which is one of the reasons I chose this occupation. I love seeing the wonderful panoramic views from the mountains, vineyards and villages. I’m a sporty person and like letting off steam with a game of tennis, unwinding at a good basketball match, or taking a breath of fresh air on my snowboard.

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