Depart today for a half day tour along the Alsace wine route, one of the oldest wine routes in France, and discover some of the most fascinating wines in the country. Renowned for its aromatic white wines, the Alsace region is ideally suited with a dry and sunny climate, complex geology, favorable soils and excellent exposure.
Pick up in Strasbourg
In the morning or the afternoon we will come and pick you up at a designated meeting point in Strasbourg. Please note that the morning and afternoon pick up are not located at the same point. Please check the booking process for more information on the pick up location.
Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day. Then, board your fully equipped A/C vehicle and begin to make your way to the Alsace Wine Route.
Drive Along the Famous Alsace Wine Route
Depart for a half-day morning or afternoon tour along the Alsace wine route to discover some of the most fascinating wines of France. Renowned for its aromatic white wines, the Alsace wine region is ideally suited with its dry and sunny climate, complex geology, favorable soils and excellent exposure. During this half-day tour from Strasbourg, you will taste wine in 2 different wineries. As you experience a tasting session, learn about the 7 different types of Alsace wines.
Discovery of Obernai, an important center of wine
First, depart for the lovely town of Obernai located on the ‘Wine Route’. Here you will most certainly appreciate its little winding streets, old houses with multicolored tiles, ramparts and the statue of St Odile patron saint of Alsace.
The Obernai name first appeared in 1240 when it gained the status of town. It then became part of an alliance of ten towns of the Holy Roman Empire in Alsace, called the Décapole. The goal of this alliance was to free the town from the authority of the Emperor and to counteract the influence of the town’s many noblemen.
A Golden Age came to Obernai in the 16th Century as crafts and wine-growing for export boomed. The 19th Century brought significant changes through the development of roads and railways. Today it is a rapidly growing city and has become an important employment hub for the inhabitants.
Obernai has many interesting monuments: Saints Pierre and Paul Church, the Belfry, the Six Bucket Well and Sainte-Odile Fountain are just a few that you might encounter during your guided walking tour of the town.
Visit and Wine Tasting in 2 wineries
Time has come to visit and wine taste great local white wines in 2 carefully selected wineries of this Alsace wine tour. The first winery is located in or close to the village of Obernai. All our tasting tours include commented tastings either by your guide or by a person who works in the winery.
On some occasions, the tastings are conducted by the owners themselves! Your tour will then continue along the breathtaking Alsace wine route to admire the stunning landscape. On your way, enjoy a second wine tasting session in a typical Alsace “caveau”. Return to Strasbourg.
More information on Alsace Wines
The wine growers of Alsace demonstrate the qualities of the region through their great expertise and passion for wine growing, which make the fresh, fruity and strong aromas that characterise the personality of the white wines. From the Middle Ages onwards the Alsace wines were so highly considered that they were served in imperial courts and in numerous monasteries.
The variety of grapes that are produced enables these wines to be paired with different types of cuisines, both delicately and richly flavored dishes, no matter their origin. Seven main grape varieties represent the different Alsatian flavors : Sylvaner, a thirst-quencher; Pinot Blanc, fresh and round; Riesling, elegant and refined; Pinot Gris, noble and subtle; Muscat, dry and fresh; Gewurztraminer, strong and full -bodied; and last but not least Pinot Noir, light and fruity.
Our other Day Trips From Strasbourg
We organise exclusive private tours from both Strasbourg and Colmar as well as walking tours, gourmet tours and wine tours to some of the most famous wine makers of Alsace. Contact us for more information.