Romantic Riquewihr (Morning tour)
(sample tour itinerary)
Our Romantic Riquewihr (morning tour) is the perfect introduction to the fabulous wines of Alsace and their many varied styles.
Come with us as we visit a world famous family owned winery, taste their wines and stroll through the medieval cobbled streets of historic Riquewihr.
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.
Learn about the history of this charming, ancient hamlet, the surrounding villages, the significance of the soils and their influence upon the diversity of wines produced here.
Your wine tour experience will continue as we reveal to you the many and varied types of grapes grown here intertwined with their unique relationship to the patchwork of soils and their assorted terroirs.
Following your winery visit we will then make our way to another boutique artisan winery in the very centre of this medieval village and taste a selection of their world renowned wines. We will then journey up into the historic Schoenenbourg Grand Cru vineyard overlooking this bewitching village where you can enjoy a glass of wine amongst the many aged vines that are planted there.
“My husband and I spent an enjoyable morning with Colin learning and tasting a variety of wines in beautiful surroundings. Colin is incredibly knowledgeable and a pleasure to learn from. We now feel more confident to experiment and explore new wines on our own”. JoKnits July 2019
Visit the ancient village of Riquewihr, consistently voted the Most Romantic village in France.
Be captivated by the historical half timbered houses, archaic cobbled streets whilst being surrounded by the hills and the myriad of ancient vineyards.
Savour two delightful tastings of wines that exemplify the uniqueness that these individual families influence not only upon their grapes but the terrior and winemaking skill.
The learn about the complexity of the soil types and the terroir’.
Duration: 5 hours
(sample tour itinerary)
Itinerary – This tour begins at 09:00 from either Colmar or Basel (Monday to Friday).
Collection from your hotel in either Colmar or Basel.
Leave Basel and as we journey towards the ancient village of Riquewihr, learn about the chequered history of Alsace.
Arrival at our selected winery for the morning and your first wine tasting. Here you will taste amongst other wines, Riesling Grand Cru, Pinot Gris Grand Cru and a Crémant d’Alsace as well as other Internationally acclaimed wines made by this fabulous winery.
Short walk through the charming hamlet of Riquewihr where you will again get the opportunity to savour a wine tasting with an internationally renowned artisan wine producer.
We will also give you the chance to enjoy a glass of wine in a vineyard amongst the vines above the village of Riquewihr (weather permitting).
We will then begin our return trip to Colmar or Basel where we will end our half day trip.
Arrival back in Colmar or Basel.
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 current, comfortable vehicle.
Bottles of water in the vehicle.
All tasting and entrance fees.
This wonderful tour is available Monday to Sunday from February to December.
Private tours for larger groups (6 people or more) are available upon request.
Company Registration number CHE-143.550.456