Route des Vins Alsace
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Short history of the Wine Route

Launched in 1953, the Alsace Wine Route is one of the oldest wine routes in France. It offers visitors - both neophytes and connoisseurs – a wide range of activities related to wine and the vineyard all year round.

Originally a popular touring rally, it has become one of the jewels of the Alsace! It winds 170km from the north to the south of the region, passing through 70 wine-growing villages, renowned for being some of the most beautiful villages in the Alsace. Many visitors marvel at the fortified towns and villages of Eguisheim, Kaysersberg, Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr, Andlau, Obernai... 

The Alsace Wine Route is also a popular gathering place. From April to October, villages organise wine and harvest festivals in turn. Folklore entertainment, processions and wine-tastings take place all day long, and even at night, in a lively and friendly atmosphere !