The Alsace Wine Route is 170 kilometers long (about 106 miles) and stretches from Cleebourg in the north to Thann in the south.
The route began in 1953 and takes visitors through the middle of the Alsace wine country, vineyards and villages.
The history of wine making in Alsace goes back to old Roman times. Castles dot the landscape, villages, churches, vineyards and wines, cuisine and traditions all make Alsace a unique and magical European experience.
We from JoliSoleil, live in the area for over 16 years. We know our way in the area and are looking forward to show you around. Apart from loving our storybook land, we are passionate about wine & food. We love to teach our guests all that we have learned about Alsace wines and food pairings. The type of grape varieties that are grown, the plots of ground they are grown on, called "terroir", the direction in which the vines face, the amount of rain fall and exposure to sunlight, all effect the richness, complexity aromas, sugar content and acidity and other properties.
When you go on a wine tour with us or do a wine tasting, you will see and more importantly taste all of the major types of grapes used for Alsace wines. You will taste many grand cru wines of great quality from selected areas. We will take you to cooperation's and independent (smaller) wineries. We know a lot of the winemakers personally. As biological and biodynamic wine growing has become more and more important in Alsace we will also pay attention to that.
A full JoliSoleil tour day takes at least 8 hours. You will enjoy a great lunch. We always select a nice restaurant but as they are private tours we can select a pizza place for you or a Michelin * restaurant..
You can also book a more day tour including hotels and dinners: checkout our Grand Cru tour.