A Day Trip From Strasbourg Alsace Wine Tour
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Strasbourg, GRAND EST
Pick up at centrally located meeting point in Strasbourg
This morning, we will come and pick you up in front of the Strasbourg Tourism Office. The Strasbourg tourist office is located at 17 Place de la Cathédrale 67000 Strasbourg, in the heart
of the city, next to the Cathedral. The tourism office is located close to all the hotels located in the city center, usually a maximum 10 minutes walking distance.
Please be on time as winery visits have been pre-booked just for us!
For all our shared day trips from Strasbourg, we ask our clients to be present 10 minutes before departure time. It is important to be on time as Alsace wine tours imply strict timing as all the wineries visited have been pre-booked especially for our clients. Due to this, all our tours must leave on time to meet this schedule. In Alsace, unlike many other wine destinations, it is not possible to just show up at a winery for a tour, especially for the wineries that are highly demanded.
If you think that you might be late, please contact us rapidly by sms, phone or email so that we can advise the driver/guide to wait. However, waiting time is limited to 10 minutes maximum. If you are not present at the time of departure, your reservation will be considered as a no show and will not be refunded!
Meet your English Speaking Driver/Guide who is a local Expert on Alsace Wines
Upon arrival at the meeting point, you will be welcomed by your English speaking guide who will be waiting with a sign bearing the name of the tour and with the Ophorus logo on it. Also, all our guides have a nominative badge so that it will be easy for you to recognize them.
Once you have met your guide, he/she will go over the program and itinerary of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable, air conditioned Mercedes minivan and begin to make your way to the Alsace wine producing region.
All our vehicles are equipped with an on board P/A system which means that everyone will hear the guide's commentary during driving time, even if you are seated in the back of the van! Also, we have bottled water at your disposal and you can use our free wifi as you travel from one destination to another.
A Full-Day Experience of the Incredible Alsace Wine Landscape
Depart for a full-day Alsace wine tour; the Alsace Wine Route winds its way from north to south for more than 170 kilometers (106 miles) along the eastern foothills of the Vosges. It has become famous the world over for its exceptional natural beauty as it leads visitors across rows of undulating, vine-covered hills and through quaint villages. On this full-day wine tour departing from Strasbourg, you will enjoy stops in 3 different wine producing regions so that you can compare the diversity of the terroirs found in the Alsace vineyard as well as the local white wines produced here. The tour also stops in some of the most beautiful medieval villages of Alsace so that you may get the local, authentic feel of the region.
Begin the day with a stop in the Mittelbergheim / Barr wine producing regions. The area is home to a numerous number of types of Alsace wines such as the Zotzenberg, Kastelberg, Wiebelsberg and Kirchberg Grand Crus. The soils found here are particularly favorable for Riesling as well. Here, experience your first Alsace wine discovery by tasting a selection of different delicious white wines including Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, Pinot Gris and Riesling.
Continue on to Dambach La Ville wine area. The village itself is considered to be located at the heart of the Alsace wine region and is home to the Grand Cru Frankstein. Riesling and Gewurztraminer are particularly well adapted to the well-drained, granite-mica scree which filters water and retains heat well. Then, on this tour from Strasbourg, enjoy a second wine tasting session in a typical “caveau”, the name given to the local wineries. You might also be introduced, depending on the winery visited, to a crisp and refreshing “Crémant d’Alsace”, the local sparkling wines.
Be Amazed by the Beauty and Enjoy More Wine Tasting
After some free time for lunch, depart for the Ribeauvillé/Riquewihr wine producing area that is surrounded by 5 Grand Crus appellations: Geisberg, Kirchberg, Osterberg, Schoenenbourg and Sporen. If Riesling is without a doubt the king of grapes in this area, Pinot Gris, Muscat and Gewürztraminer are also known to produce excellent wines on the neighboring soils. Here, famous wine growers include the Trimbach family that have been making wine since 1626 or the Hugel family who only began their activity in 1639!
Not only will you be amazed by the beauty of these two Medieval towns, but you will also experience your afternoon tasting in one of the most highly selected wineries so as to complete your Alsace wine tasting experience. During the afternoon, we will also talk about wine and food pairings. The day will also include some stops in stunning locations for photography enthusiasts. After the tour, return to Strasbourg.