The imperial eagle is back hovering over the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle

In the early summer this year, on my way home from Riquewihr to La Vancelle my eye was suddenly caught by an unusual brilliance on the top of the mountain. The keep of the castle Haut-Koenigsbourg was gleaming! For nearly a year, the tower was covered with an impressive scaffolding to complete the repair of…

Our favorite winemakers & wineries in Riquewihr and nearby villages

Alsace, a paradise for wines & winemakers This article has been updated. Read the new article here … The Alsace region is located in the North East corner of France. Situated on the Vosgian foothills, at an altitude of 200 to 400m the vineyards take maximum advantage of their exposure to the sun, particularly as…

Grape picking in Alsace – some pictures

Every year, from end of September to mid of November, Alsace and the upper Rhine valley is wearing its golden dress. This is also a very popular season for holiday makers from all over the world. Winemakers and grape pickers are dancing their ballet on the natural stage of green and soon golden vineyards and…

The Alsace Wine Route celebrates its 60th anniversary

End of May 2013 the Alsace Wine Route will celebrate its 60th anniversary. Between Alsace and wine, it is a very old love story. The beginnings of viticulture in Alsace are dated back to the Roman period. On May 30, 1953, the Alsace Wine Route was officially launched by the tourist office on the occasion…