Alsace Grands Crus Wine Tour from Strasbourg (Private)
Visit specially selected Grand Crus-producing wineries
Taste wonderful local Rieslings, Muscats & Gewurtztraminers
Carefully Selected English-Speaking Guides; Local Experts.
Your accomdation, Strasbourg, Alsace, FR
Why take this tour?
The Grand Crus of Alsace were created in 1975 and feature 51 classified areas defined according to strict geological and climatic criteria. The designation is attributed to wines satisfying a number of quality-related criteria: strict limitations on terroir, highly restricted yields, specific rules of conduct regarding the vines, minimal natural ripeness levels and taste
This full day wine tour has been designed so that you may have the privilege of tasting some of the most highly recommended Alsace wines. Your alsace wine tour will take you to the Ribeauvillé wine producing region. Here, taste fabulous Rieslings that originate from the Kirchberg (marl and sandstone), Geisberg (marly limestone) and Osterberg (calcareous marl) Grands Crus. The hallmark of Ribeauvillé wines is their minerality. In fact, while most Grand Cru Rieslings have 1.5 g solids/liter, Ribeauvillé wines often reach 2.5 g/liter. Some of the most famous wine makers that produce these Grands Crus include Trimbach or Louis Sipp.
Then, move on to discover a most unique and confidential Grand Cru: Kaefferkopf (literally ‘beetle head’). Divided into several sectors of the charming little town of Ammerschwihr, this Grand Cru is characterized by a complex geological substratum, combining granite on its upper parts with shelly limestone, with sandstone lower down. Depending on availability, it will also be the moment to discover biodynamic wine-making (a form of alternative agriculture very similar to organic farming, but which includes various esoteric concepts) in wineries such as Domaine de la Sinn or Domaine Martin Schaetzel.
Finally reach the southern part of the Alsace wine route and discover emblematic Grands Crus such as Steinart, Goldert or Hatschbourg. It is in this part of the wine region that you will discover local Muscat. Alsace Muscat is distinguished from the sweet Muscats of the South of France by its dry character. Extremely aromatic, it expresses wonderful flavors of fresh fruit. We will also have you taste some exceptional Gewurztraminers that originate in the Hatschbourg Grand Cru. These are full-bodied wine, with solid structure and a round fullness. In tasting these wines, one rediscovers the complete aromatic palette, often with the addition of liquorice. Harvested very ripe, “late harvest” and “Selection de Grains Nobles” Gewurztraminers ranging from sweet to viscous, possess exceptional richness and extraordinary aromatic complexity.Return to Strasbourg after the final tasting.
Hotel pickup and drop-off in Strasbourg.
English-speaking driver & guide.
Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped A/C minivan.
Visit in 3 Grand Crus Poducing wineries (tasting fees not included)
Bottled water in the minivan.
Personal insurance and expenses.
Meals and drinks.
Wine tasting fees.
Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions.
Gratuities for the driver/guide.
Things to know
Before you book
This product is on request.
Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate.
Tour is not recommended for persons with reduced mobility.
Tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Prices are per minivan (not per person)
Before you go
Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Currency is in Euros.
Tour is operated in English, other languages on request.
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Up to 48 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
Less than 48 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund
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