A Day Trip From Strasbourg Alsace Wine Tour
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Strasbourg, GRAND EST
Start your Alsace wine adventure by joining us at the centrally located meeting point in Strasbourg, right in front of the Strasbourg Tourism Office. This convenient location, situated at 17 Place de la Cathédrale, is in the heart of the city, near the Cathedral. Most hotels in the city center are just a short, leisurely walk away, typically within 10 minutes.
Punctuality is crucial as winery visits have been exclusively reserved for our tour!
For our shared day trips departing from Strasbourg, we kindly request that you arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time. It's essential to be on time since Alsace wine tours adhere to strict schedules, with all winery visits meticulously pre-booked for our clients. Unlike many other wine destinations, you can't simply show up at a winery for a tour in Alsace, especially at the highly sought-after ones.
If you anticipate running late, please promptly contact us via SMS, phone, or email so that we can inform the driver/guide to wait. However, please note that the waiting time is limited to a maximum of 10 minutes. Failure to be present at the time of departure will result in your reservation being considered a no-show and will not be eligible for a refund.
Embark on a Memorable Journey with Your English-Speaking Driver/Guide
Upon arrival at the meeting point, you will be greeted by your knowledgeable English-speaking guide, identifiable by a sign displaying the tour name and the recognizable Ophorus logo. Our guides also wear distinctive nominative badges, making them easy to recognize.
Once acquainted with your guide, they will provide a comprehensive overview of the day's program and itinerary. Step into our comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes minivan and begin your excursion to the enchanting Alsace wine region.
Experience the Allure of the Alsace Wine Route
Set off on a full-day Alsace wine tour along the famous Alsace Wine Route, a captivating pathway that stretches over 170 kilometers (106 miles) from north to south, meandering through the eastern foothills of the Vosges. This renowned route is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, showcasing rolling vineyard-covered hills, charming villages, and captivating medieval architecture. During this tour departing from Strasbourg, you'll have the opportunity to explore three distinct wine-producing regions, discovering the diversity of Alsace's terroirs and sampling the exquisite local white wines.
Your journey commences with a visit to the Mittelbergheim/Barr wine producing regions. This area boasts a remarkable array of Alsace wines, including the Zotzenberg, Kastelberg, Wiebelsberg, and Kirchberg Grand Crus. The favorable soils here are particularly suited for Riesling, and you'll have the pleasure of indulging in your first Alsace wine tasting, savoring a selection of delightful white wines such as Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, Pinot Gris, and Riesling.
Continuing on, we arrive at the Dambach La Ville wine area, considered the heart of the Alsace wine region. The village is home to the esteemed Grand Cru Frankstein. Riesling and Gewurztraminer thrive in the well-drained, granite-mica scree soils, offering wines of exceptional character. Take part in a second wine tasting session in a typical "caveau," the local wineries. Depending on the winery visited, you may also have the pleasure of discovering the crisp and refreshing "Crémant d'Alsace," the region's sparkling wine.
Indulge in the Beauty and Delight of More Wine Tastings
After enjoying some free time for lunch, we proceed to the Ribeauvillé/Riquewihr wine producing area, encompassed by five Grand Crus appellations: Geisberg, Kirchberg, Osterberg, Schoenenbourg, and Sporen. While Riesling reigns as the king of grapes in this region, Pinot Gris, Muscat, and Gewürztraminer also produce outstanding wines from the neighboring soils. Notable winegrowers, such as the historic Trimbach family since 1626 and the esteemed Hugel family since 1639, contribute to the region's winemaking legacy.
Prepare to be mesmerized by the beauty of these two medieval towns as you partake in an afternoon wine tasting at one of the meticulously selected wineries, providing the perfect conclusion to your Alsace wine-tasting experience. Throughout the afternoon, we'll delve into wine and food pairings, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of the region. Additionally, we'll make stops at stunning locations, ideal for photography enthusiasts. After an unforgettable tour, we'll return to Strasbourg.
Embark on an unforgettable full-day journey through the enchanting Alsace wine landscape. Book your tour today and immerse yourself in the beauty, history, and flavors of this remarkable region with our experienced and knowledgeable local driver/guide.