France: Alsace

North of Colmar

The wines of the Haut-Rhin from Niedermorschwihr to Rohrschwihr
By Sue Style

This Guide was last updated on 14 March 2011
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Itineraries

Ideal One-Day Itinerary

Overnight in Colmar
MORNING
Take Route des Vins up to Riquewihr
Visit Hugel, Riquewihr
Explore Riquewihr on foot
Lunch Riquewihr (La Table du Gourmet, or d'Brendelstub, of Le Sarment d’Or)

AFTERNOON
Visit Trimbach, Ribeauvillé
Explore Ribeauvillé, shop at Beauvillé for table linen
Continue north to Bergheim, glass of wine at Winstub du Sommelier, return via motorway to Colmar

 

Ideal Two-Day Itinerary

Day One

MORNING
Drive to Niedermorschwihr
Breakfast at Christine Ferber's pastry shop, Niedermorschwihr
Visit Albert Boxler, Niedermorschwihr
Take scenic country road (D11) up to Orbey
Lunch Ferme-Auberge Patrick Chaize

AFTERNOON
Gentle post-prandial walk in the Vosges
Head back down to Kaysersberg
Explore Kaysersberg, Musée Albert Schweitzer
Dinner and overnight at Chambard

Day Two

MORNING
Visit 1: Domaine Weinbach, Kaysersberg
Visit 2: Jean-Marc Bernhard, Katzenthal
Lunch Taverne Alsacienne, Ingersheim

AFTERNOON
Continue to Ammerschwihr, Kientzheim (Château de Kientzheim, home of Conférie St-Etienne), drive up to war memorial Sigolsheim for superb views out over Rhine plain and Germany.
Return to Colmar for final visit to Musée Unterlinden
Dinner JYS, Colmar

 

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