Discovering the vineyards at the heart of Alsace
One of the most famous and oldest routes in Alsace is the Alsace Wine Route.
Spanning Alsace from north to south, the route is 120 kilometres of pure enjoyment, combining tradition with stunning panoramic views.
Alsace wines are truly unique, thanks to the location of the region, nestling between the Black Forest and the foothills of the Vosges Mountains, and because it has one of the lowest rainfall rates in France.
Alsace wines come in 7 varieties, mainly white: Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris and one red: Pinot Noir. Our 5 wine producing districts (Dieffenthal, Scherwiller, Châtenois, Kintzheim and Orschwiller) welcome you for an original stay in the heart of wine country.
A “Vignobles & Découvertes” destination
The Sélestat Haut-Koenigsbourg region is designated as a “Vignobles & Découvertes” area, together with many local businesses, such as accommodation providers, winemakers, restaurant owners, and more.
They all share one goal: showcasing the tangible and intangible local heritage and fostering the development of high-quality wine tourism.
A Grand Cru and a municipal designation of origin
Alsace boasts 51 Grands Crus. Grand Cru Praelatenberg wines are produced on the slopes of Kintzheim and Orschwiller, at altitudes between 250 and 350 metres. It’s a terroir where Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Muscat and Pinot Gris develop to perfection.
It produces wines that age well, developing very distinctive characteristics and a strong personality, over time.
Renowned for its wines, especially the Riesling, Scherwiller is one of the three largest towns in the Bas-Rhin, in terms of vineyard surface area.
Only wines produced from the Riesling grape variety may lay claim to the Alsace, Scherwiller label of origin.