Come and join us on our Alsace small group sightseeing tours!
We organize both half day and full day Alsace scheduled wine day tours and Alsace private wine day tours departing from Strasbourg and Colmar. Sheltered from oceanic influence by the Vosges Mountains, the Alsace wine region enjoys practically the lowest rainfall in France and is blessed with a semi-continental climate, sunny, hot and dry. Situated on the sub-Vosgian foothills, the vineyards take maximum advantage of their exposure to the sun, particularly as the vines are trained along high wires. These specific advantages of the Alsace vineyards favor the slow, extended ripening of the grapes, giving wines with very elegant, complex aromas.
The geology of Alsace is a real mosaic of soils, made up of granite, limestone, gneiss, schist, sandstone and many more. Such a wide variety of soils, covering about 15,000 hectares, helps to bring out the finest characteristics of each grape variety, while the imprint of a particular terroir gives each Alsace wine its individuality, complexity and own unique hallmark.
Alsace wines are primarily white. It is the only AOC region in France to produce mostly varietal wines. Of the nine varieties permitted, six are responsible for the vast majority of vines planted in Alsace. These include the famous Riesling, more commonly associated with the vineyards of Germany, as well as the Pinot Noir, the red grape of Burgundy. Less famous, but no less capable are Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Muscat and Pinot Blanc. Alsace produces some of the most noted dry Rieslings in the world as well as highly aromatic Gewürztraminer wines. Both dry and sweet white wines are produced. All our Alsace wine tours will take you to the most significant wine producing appellations of the Alsace wine region.