The Alsace vineyards

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Between the Vosges massif and the Alsace Plain, the Alsatian vineyards extend over 15,000 hectares, from Marlenheim in the Bas-Rhin to Thann in the Haut-Rhin. The semi-continental climate (warm and dry) and the exceptional geographic location of the vineyards are great for the development of 7 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 in the Haut-Rhin, headquarters of the Saint-Etienne brotherhood.

 
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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 Zellenberg (© 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 Zellenberg (© Jean Espirat)
Vineyard Thann, the Rangen (© Jean Espirat)Vineyard Thann, the Rangen (© Jean Espirat)
 
Thann - Harvest Rangen (© Jean Espirat)Thann - Harvest Rangen (© Jean Espirat)
Thann - Harvest Rangen (© Jean Espirat)Thann - Harvest Rangen (© Jean Espirat)
 
Thann - Harvest Rangen ( © Jean Espirat)Thann - Harvest Rangen ( © Jean Espirat)
Thann - Harvest Rangen (© Jean Espirat)Thann - Harvest Rangen (© Jean Espirat)
 
Specific equipment at harvest Rangen (© Jean Espirat)Specific equipment at harvest Rangen (© Jean Espirat)
Thann - The vineyard has a 45 ° slope (© Jean Espirat)Thann - The vineyard has a 45 ° slope (© Jean Espirat)
 
Thann - Vendangeuse provided by rope and harness (© JE)Thann - Vendangeuse provided by rope and harness (© JE)
Thann - Harvest Rangen acrobatic (© Jean Espirat)Thann - Harvest Rangen acrobatic (© Jean Espirat)
 
Thann - Device Insurance pickers (© JE)Thann - Device Insurance pickers (© JE)
Thann - Device Insurance pickers (© Jean Espirat)Thann - Device Insurance pickers (© Jean Espirat)
 
Thann - View from above, the slope of Rangen is staggering (© Jean Espirat)Thann - View from above, the slope of Rangen is staggering (© Jean Espirat)
Vineyard Riquewihr (© Jean Espirat)Vineyard Riquewihr (© Jean Espirat)
 
Riquewihr Vineyard in spring (© Jean Espirat)Riquewihr Vineyard in spring (© Jean Espirat)
Riquewihr Vineyard in autumn (© Jean Espirat)Riquewihr Vineyard in autumn (© Jean Espirat)
  

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