The Alsace wine route
The Alsace Wine Route has contributed to the fame of Alsace Wines for the past 60 years.
The most famous Wine Route in France proudly reveals its medieval châteaux and Renaissance houses and the flowery lanes of its charming villages. A land of tradition and wine, offering a unique experience for the visitor. Officially established as a tourist route in 1953, it celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013.
Renowned for its remarkable and simple itinerary, the Wine Route invites you to discover the region and its wine producers. It winds through sloping valleys along the foothills of the Vosges for more than 170km, crossing the entire wine region from Marlenheim to Thann and meeting some 1000 producers. It also includes an isolated section around Wissembourg, in the far north of the Alsace.
In northern Alsace, the region of Wissembourg and Cleebourg is worth a detour. This wine region and its well-preserved traditions will fully immerse you in the heart of a picturesque Alsace. Pass through Seebach or Wissembourg and be seduced by this wine region that is located outside the classic tour along the Alsace Wine Route. This charming tip of the Alsace is the perfect departure point for discovering the Upper Rhine Valley.