Alsace Wine Region Guide

Where French Elegance Meets Germanic Charm in Every Sip and Sight


Last updated: March 8, 2024


Alsace is unlike any other French vineyard. Its history, scenery, and cultural heritage are unique. Nestled between the Vosges Mountains and the Rhine River, Alsace has long been a melting pot of French and Germanic influences. The region’s signature grape variety, Riesling, most obviously demonstrates this. Indeed, no other appellation in France champions this misunderstood grape, although it is ubiquitous across the border in Germany. Popularly known as the land of storks’ nests and Instagrammable half-timbered houses, Alsace is France’s leading producer of unoaked whites.

Wine tourists have long adored the place; its chocolate-box villages, delicious gastronomy, and undulating landscape are irresistible. But this vineyard is far more than tourist-centric—universally acclaimed Alsatian whites are enjoyed worldwide. Renowned for superlative still and sparkling wines, Alsace also dabbles in pungent and velvety Pinot Noir. Grand Cru Alsatian Riesling is unmissable. However, it is merely the tip of a large iceberg. Discovering Alsace will take a while.

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