When you hit the road and follow Alsace’s wine trails, you’ll actually be following the oldest wine trail in France, which was created in 1953 and which covers a distance of 170 kilometres in two areas, Bas Rhin and Haut Rhin.
The Alsace combines the sublime pleasures of wine and fine dining with visits to a rich cultural heritage including medieval settlements and their attached castles. The opulent villages, such as Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr, Eguisheim to name but a few, still bear witness to the status that wine has afforded them. Pinot grigio, pinot niro, Spätburgunder, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, and Muscat are served with sauerkraut and baeckcoffes and are savoured alongside the region’s famous Munster cheese to finish the meal.
In Alsace, all roads lead to wine, passing through magnificent villages om the way: Ribeauvillé, a wine growing town since 1895 offers the oldest wineries, with three great names: Geisberg, Kirchberg, and Osterberg, as well as three medieval châteaux, while Riquewihr is a museum village with its own wine trail. Seventeen kilometres is all it takes to discover seven grands crus vintages in just six villages, while Kientzheim is home to Alsace’s Museum of Wine and Vineyards.