Essential Obernai

Whistle-stop wine tour in Alsace

wine tour in alsace Credits Meyer and ADT Alsace

At a glance

Region:Alsace
Type of Tour:
Duration:3 Days
Guide Price:From £430 to £447 per person
Number of Meals:2 breakfasts + 1 dinner
Number of Winery Visits:3 wineries
Number of Wines Tasted:Approximately 14
Tour Transport:On foot in Obernai, walking between the wineries
Dates / Availability:Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year

Trip Summary

For those looking for a mid-week or weekend wine tour in Alsace with a good introduction to the various styles of Alsatian wines available, this may be the answer. Based in Obernai, a beautiful picture postcard town, in the heart of Alsace, this three day break combines discovery of the local wines and gastronomy as well as representing great value.

After settling in at the 4* A la Cour d’Alsace on day one, why not explore the lovely town of Obernai, famous for its charming half-timbered houses each painted in the bright colours of the Alsace region. Take a stroll through the picturesque streets and perhaps stop to enjoy a glass of wine in one of the many Winstubs (literally means a Wine lounge!). You may wish to relax in the spa before heading to the hotel’s restaurant for a three course dinner with drinks.

Wine tour in Alsace © C. Fleith

On the morning of day two, set off on foot to your first visit of the day. This winery, just a ten minute walk from your hotel, produces wines with the utmost respect to the traditional ways of their ancestors and have done so for generations.  You will be taken on a very comprehensive tour of the cellars, where you will see the beautiful old oak barrels and then taste four wines, accompanied by some pretzels.

At the end of the tasting, your next rendez-vous is at a winery, a ten minute walk away. This small producer will provide a real contrast to your last visit; a very typical, authentic experience, where you will meet the wine-maker and taste your way through five wines, served with the region’s famous and uncompromising Munster cheese along with a slice of delicious kougelhopf,  an Alsatian cake made with almonds and raisins.  After a busy morning tasting, take a break for a spot of a lunch!  There are plenty of charming restaurants and cafés to choose from in the town.

France driving holiday - credits Christophe MEYER
Wine tour in Alsace - Credits Domaine Viticole de la Ville de Colmar

Time then to head for your last visit of the day, a producer with five generations of experience.  Here you will learn about the unique wines of the region as well as gaining an insight into the local wine making.  After a tour of the cellar, the producer will talk you through a tasting of several different varietals, and you will also enjoy a glass of the region’s sparkling wine, Crémant d’Alsace.

After such an enlightening day, your hotel awaits, where your evening is free to do as you please. Again, we would be happy to recommend a restaurant for dinner.

Wine tour in Alsace - Credits Meyer and ADT Alsace
wine tour in alsace

Region Map

wine tasting in alsace
Wine tasting in Alsace © C.Fleith

Outline Itinerary

Day One of your wine tour in Alsace

  • Upon arrival in Obernai, check into your preferred room grade at the 4* A la Cour d’Alsace hotel.
  • The rest of the day is at leisure and a three course dinner with drinks is booked for you at the hotel.

Day Two of your wine tour in Alsace

  • After breakfast, your day will comprise of:
  • A tour and tasting of four wines at a nearby winery.
  • A tasting of five wines with local specialities at a second winery.
  • Free time for lunch.
  • A tour and tasting of five wines at a third winery.
  • Head back to your hotel at the end of the day

The final day of your wine tour in Alsace

  • After a leisurely breakfast, check out of your hotel and begin your homeward journey.
wine tour in Alsace credits Domaine Viticole de la Ville de Colmar
wine tour in alsace

Accommodation

Package Prices

  • These prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March) or if there are more than two of you travelling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel NameRoom GradeStar RatingDurationPrice Per Person
A la Cour d’Alsace- ObernaiSuperior4*3 Days£500Book Now
wine tour in Alsace credits Tourisme Colmar

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Additional tours and activities! We would be delighted to provide inspiration for more wine tours and cultural activities. The possibilities are endless!
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. The wine regions are brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy a glass than with a mouth-watering meal? We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget. Contact us for prices.
  • Tailor-made tour extensions. The team at Grape Escapes have travelled extensively in Europe, not just in the wine regions and can therefore recommend and arrange tailor-made tour extensions to other regions and cities, for example Paris in France or Bilbao in Spain.
Wine tour in Alsace
wine tour in Alsace credits Tourisme Colmar

Further Information

Travel to your Wine Tour in Alsace

The price of this package does not include travel to Alsace. Please contact us for further information or find out more on our website.

Essential Breaks

For more information on our Essential tours please see our Essential Tours page

Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the total price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

Wine tour in Alsace © Elpev CIVA

Just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful tour last week. The ladies had a FABULOUS time - so many beautiful memories created with the food, the wine, the conversation and camaraderie!

Althea- Amsterdam, Netherlands

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