Grands Crus Alsace Wine Tour Private Day Trip From Colmar
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- Taste wonderful local Rieslings, Muscats & Gewurztraminer
- Explore carefully selected wineries on the Grands Crus Wine Trail
- Sample the most famous wines of Alsace
- Tour can be customized to suit your interests
- Local Tour Guide, Expert in Alsace Wines
Program & Itinerary
In the morning, we will come and pick you up at your centrally located hotel or accommodation in Colmar. Meet your English speaking driver guide who will go over the program and itinerary of this private full day Alsace wine tour from Colmar. Then, board your air conditioned vehicle and begin to make your way to the alsace vineyards. Alsatian wines, and more specifically the Grands Crus, are considered to be among the most delicious french wines.Three Commented Grands Crus Wine Tastings
The Grand Crus of Alsace were created in 1975 and feature 51 classified areas defined according to strict geological and climatic criteria. The designation is attributed to wines satisfying 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 recognizes 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). Discover these unique Grands Crus wines during an exceptional day out in the Alsace wine region.
This private full day wine tour has been crafted so that you may have the privilege of tasting some of the most outstanding Alsace white wines. Your wine tour in Alsace will first take you to the Ribeauvillé wine producing region. Here, 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 wine makers 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 characterized by a complex geological substratum, combining granite on its upper parts with shelly limestone and sandstone lower down. Depending on availability, it will also be the moment to discover biodynamic wine making (a form of alternative agriculture very similar to organic farming, but which includes various esoteric concepts) in wineries such as Domaine de Weinbach or Domaine JB Adam.
Finally reach the southern part of the Alsace wine route and discover emblematic Grands Crus such as Steinart, Goldert or Hatschbourg. It is in this part of the wine region that you will discover local Muscat. Alsace Muscat is distinguished from the sweet Muscats of the South of France by its dry character. Extremely aromatic, it expresses wonderful flavors of fresh fruit. We will also have you taste some exceptional Gerwurtztraminers that originate in the Hatschbourg Grand Cru. These are full-bodied wine, with solid structure and a round fullness. In tasting these wines, one rediscovers the complete aromatic palette, often with the addition of liquorice. Harvested very ripe, “late harvest” and “Selection de Grains Nobles” Gewurztraminers ranging from sweet to viscous, possess exceptional richness and extraordinary aromatic complexity.
This full day private tour is also adapted to travelers that wish to take in the best of the Alsace region as we will cross many beautiful villages and your driver guide will always have a few words about the traditions and culture of Alsace. We also organise other wine tours that are more an introduction to the wines of Alsace and that include tastings of other grape varieties such as Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir.
Meet your Guide at your Accommodation in Colmar
Follow the Alsace Wine Road and enjoy some breathtaking photostops
Visit and wine tasting at 1st winery
Visit and wine tasting at 2nd winery
Free time for lunch in Ribeauvillé or Riqhewihr
Visit and wine tasting at 3rd winery
Drop at your accommodation in Colmar
Know before you book
- Tour available all year round (except May 1st, Dec 25th and Jan 1st)
- 8 hour Alsace Wine tour
- Tasting fees can be included during the booking process
- Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
- Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
- Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Currency is in Euros
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
Other possible pick up locations :
- Kayserberg (Le Chambard; Hotel Kle)
- Illhausern (Hotel des Berges)
- Breisach (River cruise port)
- Rouffach (Chateau d'Isenbourg)
Included / excluded
- Pre-bookings for 3 Grand Cru wineries
- English-speaking driver & guide
- Travel in recent, comfortable & fully equipped minivans
- Bottled water in the minivan
- Free WiFi access on board
- Wine tasting fees
- Meals and drinks
- Entrance fees to monuments, museums, attractions
- Personal insurance and expenses
- Gratuities for the driver/guide
Do you organize pick up and return at accommodation for Colmar private tours?Yes, all private tours include a pick up and drop off at requested location – hotel, AirB&B, Colmar train station. We also pick up 30kms around Colmar at no extra cost. For exemple in Rouffach, Kayserberg, Breisach, Riqhewihr ...
Who conducts these Alsace private day trips from Colmar?All our tours are conducted by English speaking guides that are also, in most cases, the driver. For a more personalized experience, we can also organize any private tour with both driver and guide.
For all our private wine tours in France, local guides are all experts in wines and hold wine diplomas or are professional sommeliers. Most of our in house guides hold at least the WSET level 2 in wines.
What type of vehicles are used during a day trip from Colmar?Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that can take up to a maximum of 8 passengers. All vehicles are new or recent, comfortable, spacious and have A/C. For larger groups, you will need to contact us directly.
Is the price per person or per group?All our private tours are priced per group of 2 to maximum 8 passengers.
What can we expect on this Grands Crus Alsace Wine Tour from Colmar?This tour is a perfect introduction to the best Alsace wines. Conducted by a local guide, expert in Alsace wines, our travel designers will pre-book outstanding wineries known for the quality of the wine that they produce. You will participate in commented tastings of Alsace Grands Crus varietals such as Riesling, Muscat or Gewurztraminer. The day also includes some great sightseeing as you will follow the stunning Alsace wine route. Admire the beautiful landscapes and ask your guide to stop in a lesser authentic village for lunch in a local restaurant (at own expense).
Can we choose which Wineries we will visit on this Grands Crus Alsace Wine Tour?Yes, please let our team of travel advisors know which wineries you would like to include on your tour and they will do their best to pre-book your visits. Please note that we only start making winery reservations once you have booked your tour. Winery visits also depend on availability at time of booking.
Are the Winery Tours private in Alsace?Yes, on this particular tour, if you wish to include a visit to one or more wineries then we will make sure that the winery tour is just for you and your party. Even better, we do our best so that the tasting is conducted by the owner, a family member or the winemaker.
Is lunch included on this full day trip from Colmar?No, we never include lunch on our private tours. However, let us know if you would like us to suggest and pre-book a local restaurant reservation. Our team will be happy to organize this for you at no extra cost. You can also talk with your guide directly in the morning. Let him know your wishes and she/he will adapt the tour accordingly and suggest the best possible options.
Is this Private Full Day Tour of Alsace only available in English?No, our talented, in-house multi lingual guides will be happy to conduct the tour in French, Spanish, German, Italian. Just ask for availability.