Knepfelfacht a Quenelle festival in Riquewihr

This year the Knepfelfacht in Riquewihr (Quenelle festival) will take place on June 13-14, 2020. See the official 2019 programme, just to give you an idea. Details for 2020 to come. It’s now been four years since Riquewihr decided to pay homage to one of the most emblematic dishes of the Rhenish and Central European…

Spring & Easter markets in Colmar, Alsace

Spring is back. After 3 months of sleep, the beautiful city of Colmar finds visitors from everywhere. The birds of the Champ de Mars are singing, the storks are back and the half-timbered facades of the old city take on colors under the spring sun. Every year and for a fortnight around Easter, Colmar celebrates…

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…

Weekly markets in Alsace: Grab your basket!

One of the pleasures of a holiday in Alsace, in any season, is to visit a weekly market to buy fresh local produce. So grab your basket and let’s go ! Markets in Alsace are an old tradition Local markets in Alsace were created in the Middle Ages by the princes. They were frequently set…

Alsace Wine Route : open wine cellars in Mittelbergheim

Spring is here and the season of wine festivals has begun. The winemakers of the village of Mittelbergheim (between Sélestat and Obernai) unveil once a year in spring, the secrets of their cellars. A unique opportunity for lovers of Alsace wines to get acquainted with an Alsatian village of exceptional architectural and wine heritage but…

Christmas concerts in Riquewihr – 2015 program

According to tradition, the first Christmas songs were sung by the angels above the crib to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus. Historically, the first Christmas songs were songs of joy evoking the Nativity, sometimes even rhythmic chants or dances. During the Middle Ages, the “mysteries of the Nativity” were a popular theater form where…