France: Alsace

Around Strasbourg

The Alsace wines of the Bas-Rhin
By Sue Style

This Guide was last updated on 12 March 2011
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Ideal One-Day Itinerary

Buy picnic (Strasbourg and/or Soultz-les-Bains - see Speciality Shops) or reserve lunch at Le Cerf, Marlenheim
Visit Mochel, Traenheim (non-tasters could visit Bugatti Museum, Molsheim)
Picnic in vineyards followed by walk (or lunch at Le Cerf)

Visit Anne-Marie Schmitt, Bergbieten or Jean-Marie Bechtold, Dahlenheim
Return via Le Kochersberg (area north of N4) for early supper of Flammekueche/Tarte Flambée (Alsace's answer to pizza) served evenings only at Au Petit Kochersberg, Willgottheim (Tel: 03 88 64 70 79)


Ideal Two-Day Itinerary

Day One
Stay night before in Strasbourg

Take A35/A352 motorway west out of Strasbourg, then south on A35 exit Mittelbergheim
Visit 1: Albert Seltz, Mittelbergheim
Brief exploration Mittelbergheim, one of France's most beautiful villages
Visit 2: Lucas Rieffel, Mittelbergheim
Lunch at Winstub Arnold, Itterswiller

Walk one of the sentiers viticoles around Mittelbergheim, Andlau or Barr. Dinner at Au Potin, Barr and overnight at Le Zinck in Andlau

Day Two
Visit Bibliothèque Humaniste, Sélestat
Visit André Ostertag, Epfig
Continue up the Route des Vins via Andlau, Itterswiller, Barr to Obernai
Lunch at Au Bistro des Saveurs, Obernai

Visit Gérard Neumeyer, Molsheim
Return to Strasbourg
Dinner Winstub Le Clou


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