|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||From £465 per person to £485|
|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|
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.
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.
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.
Day One of your wine tour in Alsace
Day Two of your wine tour in Alsace
The final day of your wine tour in Alsace
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.
The price of this package does not include travel to Alsace. Please contact us for further information or find out more on our website.
For more information on our Essential tours please see our Essential Tours page
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
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