Romantic Riquewihr (Morning tour).
“An amazing full day wine tasting in Alsace. Colin was friendly and very knowledgeable about the region & its many wines.” Lyndiloola107 Dec. 2022 (TripAdvisor).
(sample tour itinerary)
Our Romantic Riquewihr and Kientzheim wine tour is the perfect introduction to the fabulous wines of Alsace and their many varied styles.
With WineWeinVinoVin on this amazing tour, you will get to experience three world famous family owned wineries, taste their wines, stroll through the alleys and tread the narrow medieval cobbled streets of both historic Riquewihr and the tiny picturesque village of Kientzheim.
Classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Riquewihr is also home to one of the most significant wine producing Grand Cru’s in the whole of Alsace, the Schonenbourg.
The untouched, historic village of Riquewihr dates from the middle ages and lies in the shadow of the Schonenbourg Grand Cru, famous for producing many of the best Rieslings in the whole of the region.
Lined with traditional brightly painted ancient buildings, wandering through this village will reveal to you the real Alsace as it was hundreds of years ago.
Arrival at our first winery, for a tasting of amongst other wines, Crémant d’Alsace. Hear the fascinating story about the creation of this wine and why it is so special.
Our next winery will be within the walls of ancient Riquewihr. It is here that you will taste wines from one of the regions most acclaimed wine dynasties.
Journeying up into the ancient Schonenbourg Grand Cru vineyard, which dominates this bewitching village, you will then have the opportunity to enjoy a chilled glass of wine whilst strolling amongst the many aged vines that are planted there.
Following this we will then travel to the beautiful village of Kientzheim, which dates from the middle ages, lying cradled in the shadow of the magnificent Schlossberg Grand Cru, where we will visit our next boutique winery.
“Colin hand-picked, well-balanced of 4 different family-owned vineyards adapting variations of grapes and wine philosophies and methods. From organic natural wines to Rieslings, Gewürztraminers, to the highly potential Pinots to the elegantly-aged Grand Crus, we discovered epic and mysterious tastes from the region in private cellars to new renovated wine tasting bars. Perfect! An overall experience we will never forget! Do me a flavour please and put Colin Bell and the Alsace region on your “must-do” list.” KlingKlings Dec. 2022 (TripAdvisor).
Here you will encounter a unique wine producer with international credentials. His wines are studded with a multitude of global awards and are produced strictly according to organic practices and beliefs that respect the philosophy of Bio-dynamism. He also practices the Chinese internal energy art of Qi-Gong.
After an in-depth and comprehensive, educational wine tasting we will then begin our return trip to either Colmar or Basel where we will end our half day trip.
(Sample tour Itinerary)
Duration: 5 hours
Experience highlights: This tour begins at 09:00 (Tuesday to Saturday)
Collection from your hotel in either Colmar or Basel.
Visit the ancient villages of Riquewihr and Kientzheim, both of which date from the middle-ages.
Be captivated by the historical half timbered houses and the archaic cobbled streets.
Savour remarkable wine tastings at three fabulous small family owned wineries.
Learn about the complexity of the multitude of soils the region is blessed with.
Enjoy a glass of chilled wine whilst walking amongst the vines. (weather permitting!).
Contemplate the breath-taking views of the unspoilt Alsatian countryside.
Visit a Grand Cru vineyard and enjoy a glass of wine from that very site..
All of our tours include:
Free pick up and return to your Hotel in either Colmar or Basel.
Reservations made at all our selected wineries.
English speaking driver guide – wine expert.
Travel in comfort in a delightful, comfortable vehicle.
Bottles of water in the vehicle.
All tasting and entrance fees.
Not included in the price of our tours.
Personal injury insurance.
Other alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Tips and gratuities.
This wonderful tour is available Tuesday to Saturday from February to December.
Private tours for larger groups (7 – 12 people or more) are available upon request.
Company Registration number CHE-143.550.456