Alsace is a region well known for its wine activities. You have decided to go around to discover all the secrets of Gewurztraminer? We present you La Route des Vins d’Alsace (the wine road) and 4 of our favorite places !
La route des vins d’Alsace
La route des vins d’Alsace, created in 1953 crosses over 170km, 120 towns and villages, including 70 wine villages. This route is also a “popular gathering”, the villages organize in turn, from April to October, activities around wine !
The Road has been designed for everyone, you can access it by car, by foot for a hike and even by bike. We advise you to discover it between May and October, for the beauty of the vineyard.
The website of la Route des Vins d’Alsace will allow you to find all the events and stages necessary for a trip to the heart of Alsace winegrower.
Cave Historique des Hospices of Strasbourg
The Historic Cellar of the Hospices of Strasbourg, created in 1395, has long served as a shelter for pilgrims and the poor.
After various hardships such as the medicalization of the hospital and the tough law of the market, it is in 1996 that the Cave des Hospices de Strasbourg is recovering. For the 600 years of the winery, they produced two wines: a Pinot Blanc and a Gewurztraminer, made on site. It was only later that the quantity of wines offered grew.
A visit to the heart of this cellar of 1200 m² will allow you to discover the soul of the winemaking tradition in Alsace.
Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg :1 place de l’Hôpital, 67000 Strasbourg – 03 88 11 64 5035 minutes by tram
The Ruhlmann-Schutz family takes care of the legacy left by Jean-Charles Ruhlmann. The company is one of the leading wine houses in Alsace and does not stop there.
Located in altitude on the side of the Vosges, the domain has exceptional assets for an optimal production. The estate extends over 30 ha to offer modern wines but respecting the wine tradition.
You will have the opportunity to discover their “Chais” if you go to visit Dambach-la-Ville. The latter is one of the essential steps of the Alsace wine road.
Vignobles Ruhlmann-Schutz :34, rue du Maréchal Foch, 67650 Dambach-La-Ville – 03 88 92 46 4635 minutes by car
The Wolfberger House, founded in 1902 in Eguisheim, is now present in the Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin. This company is known for its wines, sparkling wines and also eaux-de-vie! The main pillars of the house are the rules and good production practices. They use modern and technological ways to perpetuate the traditional know-how of the wine culture.
Wolfberger can welcome you in several shops: Strasbourg, Dambach-La-Ville, Colmar, Eguisheim and Orschwihr!
Wolfberger Strasbourg (35 min by tram) :7, rue des Orfèvres, 67000 Strasbourg – 03 88 10 91 10Wolfberger Dambach-La-Ville (35 min by car) :39, rue de la Gare, 67650 Dambach-La-Ville – 03 88 92 40 03Wolfberger Colmar (50 min by car) :Chemin de la Fecht, 68000 Colmar – 03 89 30 40 70Wolfberger Eguisheim (1h by car) :6 Grand’Rue, 68420 Eguisheim – 03 89 22 20 20Wolfberger Orschwihr (1h10 by car) :Rue du Printemps, 68500 Orschwihr – 03 89 76 95 27
The Arthur Metz house was created in 1904. It is the 1st actor in the Alsatian vineyard and the first producer of Crémant d’Alsace. Arthur Metz has two pressing  and winemaking centers  in Alsace (in Scharrachbergheim and Epfig), and vinifies all the productions in Marlenheim, in its cellars.
This vineyard offers a guided tour of the cellar and the 13,000 m² of production area and a wine tasting and crémant Alsace commented. Every year 15 million bottles are shipped from the winery!
Arthur Metz :102, rue du Général de Gaulle, 67520 Marlenheim – 03 88 59 28 69Tarif : 10€ per person for the cellar visit and tasting personne pour la visite de cave et la dégustation25 minutes by car
We hope you find your favorite bottle in these Alsace vineyards! Send us your best photos in the Alsatian vineyards, we would love to see them!
 Squeeze the grapes to extract the juice
 Transforming grape must into a specific type of wine with specific organoleptic characteristics
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Photo Credits: Picturesque France, Alsace by Bike, Wolfberger, Arthur Metz.