Colmar - Collégiale Saint-Martin©Laurene Philippot-carnetdescapadescom
©Laurene Philippot-carnetdescapadescom

Wine tourism in the city

As gateways to the Alsace Wine Route, the region's three largest cities, Strasbourg, Colmar and Mulhouse, offer a foretaste of what is to come, an initiation into some of the delights that await you on this iconic itinerary. There are chances to meet your first winegrowers and discover your first Alsatian wines, to awaken your senses before you set off on your jaunt into wine-growing country.

Activities, events and visits

Fairs, festivals, trade shows, wine tours, food and wine outings: these are just some of the possibilities on offer in a city setting to discover the treasures and delights of the Alsace Wine Route.

Carte Colmar Route des Vins

Colmar, the Alsatian wine capital

Famous for its picturesque half-timbered buildings, its Romantic canals, cobbled streets and gastronomic fare, Colmar offers a condensed package of art, culture and the Alsatian way of life. Situated mid-way along the Alsace Wine Route, Colmar offers a chance to discover Alsatian wines and even has its own vineyards producing prestigious Grands Crus.

And once a year comes an opportunity to try the vast variety of Alsatian wines with one of the biggest events in the calendar: the Alsatian wine fair (Foire aux Vins d’Alsace). Every July, the fair takes over the Alsatian wine capital for 10 days of festivities, encounters, concerts, live shows and a host of other activities!