For centuries, the vineyards of Riquewihr have produced some of the most beautiful wines of Alsace and the world. Since 1575 it was forbidden in Riquewihr, on pain of a heavy fine, to plant and cultivate anything other than noble vine stocks. This allowed to produce some of the most famous wines in Europe.
Regularly our guests staying in our holiday apartments in the historical village of Riquewihr were insisting in having the opportunity to get deeper in the world of our local wines. With this new private (10 people maximum) wine seminar in English open to every wine lover we are fulfilling their wishes!
- Learn how to taste and serve wines like a pro! Wine service and wine tasting explained under the guidance of a professional sommelier. Take your new skills back home and use them with any wines.
- Discover the wines of Alsace, Riquewihr and their history.
- Taste 9 great wines of Riquewihr, including some Grands Crus.
- Wines and gastronomy: how to pair wine with food? The wine tasting comes with a lunch of refined morsels carefully paired with each wine.
Duration 2:30 hours. In English.
Where does the wine seminar take place?
The venue used to be a former winery built in 1580 and facing the most famous vineyards of Riquewihr, the Schoenenbourg hill. It was recently re-built and converted in several outstanding holiday apartments. The seminar takes place in the authentic medieval wine cellar of the house, now a comfortable seminar room, under the 700 year old defence wall of Riquewihr.
The seminar starts at 11:30 and ends at 2:00 pm. See the booking calendar for the dates.
Who can participate?
Every wine lover, beginner or advanced is welcome. A minimum of 6, maximum 10 participants. We want the seminar to remain as private, efficent and friendly as possible.
The seminar is led by Christelle Moris and Jean-Paul Krebs
Christelle has a 20 years experience in Export Sales Management for Alsace wines.
She is specialised in masterclass animations and in tasting of Alsace wines in France, Europe, USA and China. In 2015 she founded CAP À L’EST (Heading East), the first Alsatian distribution platform for artisanal winemakers in organic and bio-dynamic wines.
Jean Paul is a wine lover and member of the Confrérie Saint-Etienne d’Alsace, the Alsatian wine society. He is also a wine blogger of the #DrinkAlsaceFamily at the official website for Alsace wines vinsalsace.com
Owner of the premises, an old medieval winery converted into outstanding vacation apartments facing the most famous local vineyard.
Bookings go exclusively via the booking system (see above). It is also possible to organise a seminar for your party alone at different dates. Please contact us. Should you have any question do not hesitate to send us a message via the following contact form.