Guide to Visiting the Alsace Wine Region

You will thoroughly enjoy a weekend on the wine trail from Strasbourg to Mulhouse via Colmar. Picturesque villages, lush green landscapes and excellent white wines are waiting just for you…

A Brief History of Alsace

From Roman times to the present day, grape-growing in Alsace has had a turbulent history.

Characteristics

In Alsace it is the grape variety, not the area, which gives its name to the wine. Twelve different varieties account for the region’s wines, which are for the most part white.

Classification

In the wine-producing areas of Alsace a distinction is drawn between the so-called regional appellation areas and the ‘grand cru’ areas.

En Route

Following is a list (not intended to be exhaustive) of Alsace ‘grands crus’, with in each case the name of the nearest commune. The list starts in the north and finishes in the south, so you can easily follow it on the map!

Planning a More Extensive Wine Tour?

Check out our guide to other wine making regions in France.

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