Which cellar to visit in Alsace to taste wine? My addresses

by | Updated on 3/03/2023 | Alsatian culture and traditions, Various (when it rains), Wine tasting | 0 comments

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Which wineries to visit in Alsace? This question is one of those that comes up frequently among you, my dear readers
 I have been a little late in writing this article simply because I am far from knowing anything about wine. I drink it and appreciate it (and only white wine, so I am delighted in Alsace) but I am not a connoisseur.

However, my encounters over the years have allowed me to know some good addresses of winemakers in Alsace. So I decided to share with you these first addresses and to complete this list as I discovered them. Given the number of wineries on the Alsace Wine Route, I know that it is often difficult to know where to go. I hope this little list will already give you a hand.

There will be no analysis here of the wines you will find at the different wineries (I would be unable to do so), these are simply the addresses I would recommend to friends coming to visit the region and wishing to visit some cellars and buy some good Alsatian wine. These are also the winemakers whose bottles I almost always have in my own cellar. This list is 100% subjective and not exhaustive (no, I didn’t test all the cellars of Alsace!). The order of the list does not matter.

Should I book a tasting on the Alsace Wine Route?

Although some winemakers welcome visitors without an appointment, it is always best to reserve your visit. This way, you will be sure to have someone available to let you taste the wines, give you explanations about the winery and eventually show you around if you ask them!

For more good addresses, you will also find a selection of wineries to visit on the website Rue des Vignerons, which offers to book your visit online. After talking about it with friends who know a lot more about wine than I do, it turns out that this site offers some very interesting winemakers. Also worth testing! 🙂

Which cellar to visit near Colmar in the Haut-Rhin?

Domaine Agapé in Riquewihr

Agape is the kind of area I love. Located in Riquewihr, Agapé is headed by a passionate and friendly winemaker, Vincent Sipp, who takes the time to talk to visitors about his work and his wines
 And which produces, of course, very good wines! Add to that the fact that the estate is in the process of converting to organic farming
 What more could you ask for?

Bott FrÚres in Ribeauvillé

Bott FrÚres is a family domain located in Ribeauvillé, this charming village of the Alsace Wine Road. It is located slightly outside the historical center, but really close: it is easy to get there on foot. You are very welcome to taste the excellent wines of the house, which are labeled Organic Agriculture since 2022. A very good address!

Domaine Emile Beyer in Eguisheim

I had the opportunity to discover the Emile Beyer domain during a tasting of several Alsace wines organized one day. I liked it, and the domain is located in the heart of the famous village ofEguisheim!

Domaine Kuentz-Bas in Husseren-Les-ChĂąteaux

A favorite of ClĂ©mence who buys her products at Domaine Kuentz-Bas, located in Husseren-les-ChĂąteaux. “I discovered Kuentz-Bas wine at a wedding. Their production is mostly organic and it is exactly what I was looking for! My favorites are the pinot gris, the muscat, very fruity, and their Mus “K” Bulles, an original sparkling wine.” Of note, Kuentz-Bas works biodynamically.

Reservation

Book a tasting and a visit at Kuentz-Bas on the website Rue des Vignerons.

Domaine Schoenheitz in Wihr-au-Val

The Domaine Schoenheitz is a beautiful address in the Valley of Munster, not far from Colmar, that I had the pleasure to discover during an ecotouristic outing on the theme of biodiversity in the vineyard, with a walk in the vines and a tasting.

The domain works in integrated agriculture.

Marcel Deiss Estate in Bergheim

I had the chance to spend several hours at the Marcel Deiss Estate with my friend Jean-Paul. The approach to this field really appealed to me. As for the wines themselves, they are simply fabulous! No wonder this field is very well known, even internationally.

Domaine Sylvie Spielmann in Bergheim

I discovered the Sylvie Spielmann estate during the ApĂ©ro chez le vigneron organized every year by the Vignerons IndĂ©pendants d’Alsace. I really appreciated the wines, but also the explanations of Sylvie Spielmann on her way of working. A real enthusiast that you could listen to for hours!

Thomas Wines – AndrĂ© et Fils in Ammerschwihr

My love affair with Alsace wines began with this winemaker. My father-in-law has been buying Thomas Wines for many years and I had the opportunity to taste them several times, then one day to visit the cellar of this small family estate. To tell you the truth, this is where we bought our wedding wine!

The estate works according to the principles of organic farming.

Domaine Martin Schaetzel in Kientzheim

Another address discovered thanks to my friend BenoĂźt, with good wines tasted and interesting explanations on the wines!

Domaine Valentin Zusslin in Orschwihr

A little further from Colmar (25km south of Colmar), I discovered the Valentin Zusslin estate through my friend Emilie, who works in the Biodynamic Agriculture Movement. Emilie has brought me bottles from this estate several times, which were greatly appreciated each time!

The Valentin Zusslin estate is certified organic and biodynamic.

Wine tasting in the Bas-Rhin

Historical cellar of the Hospices civils de Strasbourg

Totally different from the others presented here, it is a winery and not a winemaker. But what a cellar, it is a magnificent historical cellar located in the heart of downtown Strasbourg! I invite you to read my detailed article on the Historic Cellar of the Hospices de Strasbourg to learn more. Unfortunately it is not possible to do tastings for individuals, but the visit to the cellar is worth it and you can also buy wine there.

Yarrow in Scherwiller

Achillée is a biodynamic estate located in Scherwiller that I loved. It is run by the Dietrichs, a family of enthusiasts who welcome their visitors in the largest straw building in Europe (yes, just that!): in addition to producing their wine biodynamically, Achillée is committed to a global ecological approach. You can take a cellar tour and a tasting of their very good wines, comfortably seated in one of the big armchairs in their beautiful room overlooking the vineyards. As a bonus, afterwork events and wine and food pairing dinners are organized. A superb place, good wines and a team full of ideas, what more could you ask for?

Reservation

Book a tasting, a visit and even a meal at Achillée on the Rue des Vignerons website.

House Zeyssolf in Gertwiller

The Maison Zeyssolff, located in Gertwiller (yes, the capital of gingerbread!) is a very nice place for wine lovers. In addition to offering cellar visits and tastings, you can admire a beautiful immersive video projected on the hundred-year-old oak barrels of the cellar, but also buy lots of good local products in the store “Au pĂȘchĂ© mignon”. As a bonus, you are very well received!

Reservation

You can book your visit and tasting here and even a meal on the Rue des Vignerons website.

Domaine Vincent Stoeffler in Barr

I discovered Vincent Stoeffler ‘s CrĂ©mant thanks to my friend BenoĂźt. Since then, I always have some in my basement! Of course, he doesn’t only make crĂ©mant and you will find all the other wines of Alsace.

Domaine Vincent Stoeffler is certified organic.

Domaine Hubert Metz (Cave de la DĂźme) in Blienschwiller

I discovered the Domaine Hubert Metz when I met the dynamic CĂ©line Metz, a young winegrower who took over the reins of the family estate. CĂ©line is passionate (and exciting), I took great pleasure in tasting her wines in her very nice tasting cellar, a cellar that dates from the 18th century.

The Domaine Hubert Metz is certified in integrated production.

 

Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss in Andlau

I discovered the Marc Kreydenweiss estate during an excursion with Magnific Escapades and then during an open house organized by Antoine Kreydenweiss. On the program, an excellent welcome, a visit of the cellar and many tastings. We enjoyed several wines and left with a few cases under our arm, including some of the natural wine (wine without added sulfites).

The estate works according to biodynamic principles.

Domaine Alfred Wantz (Stéphane Wantz) in Mittelbergheim

I had the opportunity to meet Stéphane Wantz on several occasions, notably during an evening of tasting. I have always enjoyed his wines but also his explanations on his way of working. I

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LaurĂšne

LaurÚne est la créatrice du blog Mon week-end en Alsace. Bretonne installée en Alsace depuis 2014, elle est tombée amoureuse de sa région d'adoption au point de lui dédier un blog et d'acheter avec son mari une maison alsacienne dans un village du Kochersberg, prÚs de Strasbourg. A pied, à vélo, sur ses chevaux ou au volant de sa voiture, elle aime partir explorer les moindres recoins de l'Alsace pour dénicher de bonnes adresses à partager sur le blog.

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