Chat with us, powered by LiveChat }
Phone Icon +18335181607
Your journey so far

Wine Regions: Alsace

Posted 15 Apr 2019

The amazing region of Alsace is located on the western bank of the Rhine river in Eastern France; the region is situated on the border between France and its neighbours, Switzerland and Germany.


Alsace has a long and interesting history. The region has switched between German and French control over the centuries; this has caused the area to become a melting pot for two different cultures and has had a significant influence on the food, wine and architecture.

Beautiful Houses

The land is dominated by picturesque cities and towns bursting with colour and life. Age-old communes like Colmar and ‘Petite-France’ in Strasbourg are home to some of the iconic and vibrant half-timbered houses the region is so well known for. The houses have a distinct design and the Alsatians are known for painting them in bright colours.


Alsace is an extremely important white wine region; of the 111 million litres of wine produced here, 90% of it is white. Alsatian wine is made with both German and French grapes and the region is most famous for producing, along with Germany and Austria, the floral and aromatic Gewürztraminer wine and dry Riesling wines.

Alsatian food and wine

Alsace is also celebrated for its delightful food and the region has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other in France.  The cuisine is influenced by German culinary traditions; many of the dishes have German names and usually contain braised meat and pork.

tarte flambee

Some of the specialities of the region include Flammekueche, a pizza-style dish made with crème fraîche, onions and lardons. Another favourite is Choucroute, a relative of Sauerkraut, it is a common side-dish made of shredded cabbage fermented in barrels with juniper and salt.

a restaurant in Alsace

Our Alsace Route du Vin tour will have you pottering from one beautiful town to another on pretty lanes that pass many of the regions wonderful vineyards.

Other posts you may like:

Best cycle routes Cotswolds
Best places to cycle in Europe
Normandy cycling routes

Back To Blog

From Our Blog

View all posts

A Family of Six Expert Travel Companies

Britain's original ski travel agency and tailor-made ski tour operator, Ski Solutions has been arranging ski holidays for over 30 years across Europe and North America. The Ski Solutions team are all skiing experts, and their knowledge and passion for the mountains will ensure you experience a truly memorable ski holiday.

Visit website

The ultimate collection of European Cycling Holidays. BSpoke's cycling experts can tailor-make your perfect holiday where you can travel at your own pace or in a group of like-minded individuals. A BSpoke Tour is all about being as restful or as adventurous as you desire.

Visit website

Wilderness Scotland offers an inspiring range of guided and customised adventure holidays, in the most remote and beautiful regions of Scotland. The Wilderness Scotland team know how to create enriching adventure holidays and know the wild places of Scotland better than anyone.

Visit website

Specialists in offering a range of adventure holidays, tours and incredible wilderness experiences. Wilderness Ireland take their clients to the most remote and beautiful regions of Ireland, all while staying at the most welcoming accommodations and delivering outstanding customer service.

Visit website

Wilderness England creates incredible journeys into the wild and magical outdoor spaces across Yorkshire, the Lake District, Northumberland, the Cotswolds and the Peak District. Providing inspiring active experiences, immerse yourself in the unique landscapes, history, culture and wildlife on a Wilderness England adventure.

Visit website