Alsace wine route itinerary, visiting vineyards Haut-Rhin
Itinerary wine route in Alsace, a path to the discovery of ancient traditions and customs typical of this region of France, renowned in terms of culture and landscape.
What to see along the wine route
The Way of the Alsace Wine passes through picturesque towns, united by the passion of wine passed down in the depths of time, ancient methods of fermentation that emanate from the cellars of the charisma of a perfume unique wine.
Inaugurated on May 30, 1953 and located at the foot of the Vosges mountains, the wine route represents, with its 170 km long, a great way to discover the most beautiful traditions of this region of France.
The route, which goes from Thann (Haut-Rhin) Marlenheim (Bas-Rhin), is characterized by a series of quaint villages adorned with many flowers, wineries and inns as well as numerous medieval castles present in Alsace.
Many vineyards can be visited on foot to realize the person of the interesting work of the winemakers. The part of the Wine Road falling in the Upper Rhine, from Thann in Bergheim, offers tourists a magnificent backdrop of hills covered with vineyards.
Charming villages with colorful houses and full of flowers are Gueberschwihr, Eguisheim, Niedermorschwihr, Colmar, Kaysersberg and Riquewihr. The wine festivals are held mainly in Colmar, Ribeauvillé, where there are ancient fortifications, Eguisheim, Guebwiller, home of the Dominican convent, and Turkheim.