Private Grand Crus Wines of Alsace Wine Tour

Private Grand Crus Wines of Alsace Wine Tour

Discover unique Grands Crus wines during an exceptional day out in the Alsace wine region

Tour type: Private , Duration: 8 Hours

Product ID: 53626
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Discover Alsace, visit specially selected Grand Crus producing wineries and taste wonderful local Rieslings, Muscats and Gewurtztraminers with this full-day wine tour. 
 
The “Grand Crus” classification of Alsace wine was created in 1975 and features 51 classified areas defined according to strict geological and climactic criteria.
 
You will travel along the Alsace route and discover wines that satisfy a number of quality related criteria: strict limitations on terroir, highly restricted yields, specific rules of conduct regarding the vines, minimal natural ripeness levels and taste.
 
The appellation Alsace Grand Cru recognises the most exceptional terroirs, which impart to the wines an expressive character and a unique authenticity. The size of these exceptional vineyards varies between 3 and 80 hectares. Only 4 grape varieties can be used to produce Alsace Grands Crus wines: Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Muscat (Alsace variety). 
 
This private full-day wine tour has been designed so that you may have the privilege of tasting some of the most outstanding Alsace wines.
 
You will first discover the Ribeauvillé wine producing region and taste fabulous Rieslings that originate from the Kirchberg (marl and sandstone), Geisberg (marly limestone) and Osterberg (calcareous marl) Grands Crus. The hallmark...

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Discover Alsace, visit specially selected Grand Crus producing wineries and taste wonderful local Rieslings, Muscats and Gewurtztraminers with this full-day wine tour. 
 
The “Grand Crus” classification of Alsace wine was created in 1975 and features 51 classified areas defined according to strict geological and climactic criteria.
 
You will travel along the Alsace route and discover wines that satisfy a number of quality related criteria: strict limitations on terroir, highly restricted yields, specific rules of conduct regarding the vines, minimal natural ripeness levels and taste.
 
The appellation Alsace Grand Cru recognises the most exceptional terroirs, which impart to the wines an expressive character and a unique authenticity. The size of these exceptional vineyards varies between 3 and 80 hectares. Only 4 grape varieties can be used to produce Alsace Grands Crus wines: Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Muscat (Alsace variety). 
 
This private full-day wine tour has been designed so that you may have the privilege of tasting some of the most outstanding Alsace wines.
 
You will first discover the Ribeauvillé wine producing region and taste fabulous Rieslings that originate from the Kirchberg (marl and sandstone), Geisberg (marly limestone) and Osterberg (calcareous marl) Grands Crus. The hallmark of Ribeauvillé wines is their minerality. In fact, while most Grand Cru Rieslings have 1.5 g solids/liter, Ribeauvillé wines often reach 2.5 g/liter. Some of the most famous winemakers that produce these Grands Crus include Trimbach or Louis Sipp.
 
Then, move on to discover a most unique and confidential Grand Cru: Kaefferkopf (literally ‘beetle head’). Divided into several sectors of the charming little town of Ammerschwihr, this Grand Cru is characterised by a complex geological substratum, combining granite on its upper parts with shelly limestone, with sandstone lower down. Depending on availability, it will also be the moment to discover biodynamic winemaking (a form of alternative agriculture very similar to organic farming, but which includes various esoteric concepts) in wineries such as Domaine de la Sinn or Domaine Martin Schaetzel.

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About this activity
Group size
2 - 8
Languages
English, French
The meeting point
Pick-up from your hotel in Strasbourg

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Includes
  • Visit three Grand Crus producing wineries
  • Three wine tastings
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free Wifi access on board
  • Pick-up from your hotel

 


  • Meals and drinks
  • Wine tasting fees
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions

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Cancellation Policy

  • For cancellations made 7 days to 72 hours prior to arrival there is a fee of 10% of the overall price.
  • For cancellations 72 hours to 24 hours prior to arrival, the fee is 30% of the overall price.
  • There is no refund for cancellations made 24 hours prior to arrival.

Organized by

Nancy

After 15 years of working for International Tour Operators in France and abroad as a professional tour guide, I decided to create small group tours in 2005. Ever since, I organize, design and conduct with a team of accredited Guide/Drivers small group wine tours in all the main wine growing regions of France


Product ID: 53626

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