Alsace Wine Route

Village de Kaysersberg © CRTA / Zvardon

A golden grape and wine glass form the symbol that marks the way to the oldest and most famous wine route in France. Since 1953, the Alsace Wine Route has led through the foothills of the Vosges Mountains past castles, abbeys, vineyards, and wine taverns. This idyllic, north-south route covers more than 170 km and leads from Marlenheim past Colmar all the way to Thann.

© URV

Almost 50 of Alsace’s distinguished Grand Cru wine areas attract visitors, a region that boasts seven wine varieties: Silvaner, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Noir. Visitors can taste these delicate wines – over 90% of which are white – at wine fairs, festivals, or wineries.

In the fall, visitors can experience the vineyards’ high season as they open the very first bottles of the new wine. Wine connoisseurs can also discover fascinating wine facts at wine museums or through geocaching and cellar tours. Since 2013, active travelers can also enjoy a special bike route that leads through the vineyards and past wine cellars, farms, and half-timbered villages. Here, in addition to excellent culinary creations, guests can enjoy other highlights like foie gras, onion tart, sauerkraut, and tarte flambée – accompanied, of course, by the best local wines.

Information

  • Wine production: ø 1.2 million hL/year
  • Area under cultivation: 15,500 ha
  • 119 wine communities
  • Length: approx. 170 km

Contact

Route des Vins d'Alsace
c/o Agence d’attractivité de l’Alsace
Château Kiener - 24, rue de Verdun
68000 Colmar
France
Phone: +33 389 298100
www.route-des-vins-alsace.com