The Alsace vineyards

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The Alsace vineyards - Tourism in the Haut-Rhin

Between the Vosges massif and the Alsace Plain, the Alsatian vineyards extend over 15,000 hectares, from Thann in the Haut-Rhin to Marlenheim in the Bas-Rhin. The semi-continental climate (warm and dry) and the exceptional geographic location of the vineyards are the perfect conditions for growing seven grape varieties: Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Tokay Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Muscat d'Alsace. The only grape variety that is not used to produce white wine is Pinot Noir.

Three different AOC labels exist in Alsace – Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru and Crémant d'Alsace (sparkling wine) – as well as the prestigious terms vendange tardive (late harvest) and sélection de grains nobles (selection of noble grapes).

These wines are traditionally presented in flûtes d'Alsace, the famous tall, thin bottles. The Alsace Vineyards and Wines museum explains the art and history of the Alsace wine and can be discovered at the Kientzheim castle, headquarters of the Saint-Etienne brotherhood.

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Autumn light on the vineyard Westhalten ( © JE)Autumn light on the vineyard Westhalten ( © JE)
 
Thann - Vineyard Rangen after harvest ( © JE)Thann - Vineyard Rangen after harvest ( © JE)
Thann - Harvest Rangen ( Jean © Espirat )Thann - Harvest Rangen ( Jean © Espirat )
 
Harvest Rangen ( Jean © Espirat )Harvest Rangen ( Jean © Espirat )
Vineyard Rangen very steep ( © Jean Espirat )Vineyard Rangen very steep ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Thann - Slope requiring special equipment to harvest ( © Jean Espirat )Thann - Slope requiring special equipment to harvest ( © Jean Espirat )
Thann - It is necessary to tying for harvesting ( © JE)Thann - It is necessary to tying for harvesting ( © JE)
 
Thann - slope of the vineyard, sometimes more than 45 degrees ! ( © Jean Espirat )Thann - slope of the vineyard, sometimes more than 45 degrees ! ( © Jean Espirat )
Thann - Vendangeuse roped ( © Jean Espirat )Thann - Vendangeuse roped ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Thann - Vendangeurs acrobats ( © Jean Espirat )Thann - Vendangeurs acrobats ( © Jean Espirat )
Thann - Slope terribly relieved ( © Jean Espirat )Thann - Slope terribly relieved ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Thann - pickers mooring system ( © Jean Espirat )Thann - pickers mooring system ( © Jean Espirat )
Thann - mooring system pickers ( © Jean Espirat )Thann - mooring system pickers ( © Jean Espirat )
 
harvest views down the vineyard Rangen ( © JE)harvest views down the vineyard Rangen ( © JE)
Thann - vineyard Rangen ( Jean © Espirat )Thann - vineyard Rangen ( Jean © Espirat )
 
Thann - vineyard Rangen ( Jean © Espirat )Thann - vineyard Rangen ( Jean © Espirat )
Vineyard Gueberschwihr ( © Jean Espirat )Vineyard Gueberschwihr ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Vineyard Gueberschwihr ( © Jean Espirat )Vineyard Gueberschwihr ( © Jean Espirat )
Vineyard Hunawihr ( © Jean Espirat )Vineyard Hunawihr ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Vineyard Katzenthal ( © Jean Espirat )Vineyard Katzenthal ( © Jean Espirat )
Vineyard Niedermorschwihr ( © Jean Espirat )Vineyard Niedermorschwihr ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Vineyard Obernai ( © Jean Espirat )Vineyard Obernai ( © Jean Espirat )
Vineyard Obernai ( © Jean Espirat )Vineyard Obernai ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Vineyard Westhalten ( © Jean Espirat )Vineyard Westhalten ( © Jean Espirat )
Vineyard Westhalten ( © Jean Espirat )Vineyard Westhalten ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Vineyard Westhalten seen from Strangenberg ( © Jean Espirat )Vineyard Westhalten seen from Strangenberg ( © Jean Espirat )
Zellenberg seen vines Riquewihr ( © Jean Espirat )Zellenberg seen vines Riquewihr ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Vineyard Zellenberg ( © Jean Espirat )Vineyard Zellenberg ( © Jean Espirat )
Vineyard Zellenberg ( © Jean Espirat )Vineyard Zellenberg ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Vineyard Zellenberg ( © Jean Espirat )Vineyard Zellenberg ( © Jean Espirat )
Vineyard Riquewihr ( © Jean Espirat )Vineyard Riquewihr ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Vineyard Riquewihr ( © Jean Espirat )Vineyard Riquewihr ( © Jean Espirat )
Vineyard Riquewihr ( © Jean Espirat )Vineyard Riquewihr ( © Jean Espirat )
  

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