Basel – At the Christmas Market

Basel, the third largest city in Switzerland with its museums and culture, offers one of the most beautiful Christmas markets of the Upper Rhine region, the “Basler Weihnacht”. The official start is usually on a Thursday evening, more or less one month before Christmas. The market is divided into two parts, only a few 100…

Christmas markets start now!

In our Upper Rhine valley, cities of Colmar, Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Freiburg-im-Breisgau (Germany), Basel (Switzerland) and Thann, are opening their Christmas Markets on November 23-24, 2018!

Brotherhood Saint Etienne unveils its program for 2018/19

The Confrérie Saint Etienne (St Stephen’s Brotherhood), is a mythical institution in the world of Alsace wine and one of the oldest in France. Today, in its castle of Kientzheim, just next to Riquewihr and Colmar, the brotherhood announced its program for the 12 next months. All wine lovers are eager to learn more about it. Spring is…

Whit Sunday & Monday picnics at the winemaker’s

We must admit the obvious fact, every year at Whit Sunday and Monday, the Holy Spirit is indeed descending on the Route des Vins d’Alsace to spead many language skills around: we can hear laughter and voices which are not only Alsatian but also Flemish, German, Belgian and Swiss (with all their regional variations) and…

More about the sparkling Crémant d’Alsace wine

A good glass of wine contributes to the friendly atmosphere in many occasions. The sparkling wine is the wine of celebration par excellence. Crémant d’Alsace is riding high. The village of Riquewihr, with the estate Dopff Au Moulin has been the birthplace of sparkling wine in Alsace for more than 100 years ! Learn more…

Wine tasting in Riquewihr, my addresses …

For centuries, Riquewihr has produced some of the most beautiful wines of Alsace and the world. There is written proof of winegrowing activity in Riquewihr for almost 1000 years. Read more … Schoenenbourg and Sporen, the lifeblood of Riquewihr Let’s keep it short: the Schoenenbourg vineyard made Riquewihr. For centuries it has been well-known that…

Riquewihr, most beautiful wine village …

When I was a student in Strasbourg, the villages along the wine route and especially Riquewihr were on the top of my list for weekend escapes. At that time I could hardly guess that years later I would have the opportunity to undertake in Riquewihr all that exciting heritage renovation works … See more pictures…

Grape picking as in the early 1900’s

Grape picking as in the early 1900’s
In 2018 this very special harvest will take place on SEP 23, 2018 (the grapes are ripe much earlier this year). Come and join us!