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© Christophe DUMOULIN

Colmar celebrates 70 years of the Alsace Wine Route

Colmar, Alsace's capital of wine, hosts cultural, gourmet, and festive events for all ages as part of the 70th anniversary of the Alsace Wine Route. Discover the highlights of Colmar's programme of events celebrating the famous itinerary.

A charming town brimming with history, with wine at every street corner, Colmar invites you to share its passion for wine with exhibitions, festive events, and guided tours.

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All about wine

The Unterlinden Museum offers a wine and culture tour on 4 dates from 23 April to 22 October to discover its collections from an original angle: vines and wine. Alongside a guide, travel through the different eras and artistic styles, noticing the traces and symbols of wine in the works on display. Admire an Athenian drinking cup, hanaps and drinking glasses from the 16th and 17th centuries, the "saint vinage" of Issenheim, the Alsatian wine cellar, and more.
After the tour, enjoy a tasting of several wines of Alsace in the Louis Hugot room. One of the four Colmar wineries invited for the different dates of the event will share with their know-how and passion for wine. Experience the aromas, flavours, and characteristics of the wines while chatting with the winegrower.

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Celebrating wine

Colmar hosts several festive wine events all throughout the year. Don't miss the second stage of Alsace Rocks! The Tour of Terroirs on 30 April 2023 in Wintzenheim.

In Wintzenheim, Grand Cru Hengst and Pinot Noir are in the spotlight. Pinot Noir, Alsace Grand Cru Hengst, is one of the two new grape varieties recognised in the Grand Cru appellation since 2022. This elegant and complex red wine is an expression of Alsace's rich terroir.

Come experience a unique event halfway between a festival and a tour of tastings. There’s a pop-up bar serving exclusively local wines, alternative tastings, culinary demonstrations, and fun and educational introductions to wine, all in a musical atmosphere with a group of DJs and a chill & lounge area.

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Gourmet city walk in Colmar

On Sunday 25 June 2023, come and enjoy a walk that will take you on a journey through the history of wine in Colmar, as you discover the city's emblematic monuments and Colmar's wine estates.

At each stop, you can enjoy a wine and food pairing, with an aperitif prepared by a Colmar restaurant and a glass of wine from a Colmar winery.

A tasting kit will be provided, including a tasting glass. The tour lasts 2 hours and must be booked in advance.

Don't delay in booking your place for this gourmet and cultural experience in Colmar!


Liesel's Advice: Colmar is the ideal starting point to explore the Alsace Wine Route, which stretches for more than 170 km from north to south and passes through 119 picturesque villages, with half-timbered houses, Romanesque churches, fortified castles, and hilly landscapes.