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Alsace Wine Route: Half-Day Tasting Tour from Strasbourg

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    Begin your morning or afternoon Alsace wine tour in Strasbourg, where you’ll meet your guide and climb into an awaiting 8-passenger minivan. Travel along a gorgeous road known locally as the Route des Vins d’Alsace, or the Alsace Wine Route. Follow this 105-mile (170 km) route as it winds through rolling hills near the Vosges Mountains through land that contains hundreds of famous Alsatian wineries.
    The first stop on your tour is in the town of Obernai, with its characteristic German-style half-timbered buildings and pretty cobblestoned streets. Join your guide for a walking tour of the town, ending at a local winery to sample some of the region’s wine.
    Find out how the soil, climate, and sun combine to create the perfect conditions under which the Alsace region produces world-renowned white wines. Taste most of the seven grape varietals that are grown in the area, including gewürztraminer and Riesling, noting how complex and different the flavors can be.
    Get back on the Alsace Wine Route to end up at your next stop, a wine tasting in a classic Alsatian wine cellar (caveau). Find out why cellars such as this provide the ideal environment for the aging and storing of wine.
    After the visit to the wine cellar, enjoy the scenery out of the minivan windows as you make your way back to Strasbourg.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The trip was pleasant and the driver well informed and friendly. We visited two small wineries and the wines selected gave us a taste of the different grape varieties of the Alsace. One of the winegrowers was into organic farming and that was very interesting....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Lorraine S
    CaroleOphorus, Public Relations Manager at Ophorus, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Bonjour Lorrain, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to read that you overall enjoyed your wine tour in Alsace. We take note of your comment, the environment of the wineries you describe is indeed typical of...More

    Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

    Had an excellent tour guide in Olivier, really knowledgeable about wine and the area and took us through some great spots and lovely wineries!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Chris R
    Reviewed 14 June 2019

    We lived in Basel for 18 months 10 years ago. We spent lots of time in the Alsace. Took a cruise from Amsterdam to Basel with friends who didn't get a chance to come visit us when we lived in Basel. So, opted for the...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    3  Thank Lifeontheledge
    Reviewed 8 October 2018

    We had a great full day tour the day before, but this tour was a completely different unfortunate experience. My husband and I joined a group totaling seven.The two wineries we visited were not prepared to accommodate us. This should've been prearranged by the company....More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    2  Thank YvonneP683
    Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

    We booked thos half day tour the day before and were blown away by how much we learned. We visited several neighboring villages and learned about the unique culture of the region, stopped a couple very good, family owned, wineries, and took in the sites...More

    2  Thank C3285YFmatthewb
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