Dozens of small towns and more than 1,000 wine producers (including 51 Grand Cru vineyards) are linked along an itinerary known as Route
des Vins d’Alsace. Some of the towns also are on other mapped routes, such as the Route Romane (Romanesque Road) and Route des Cretes (Crest Road).
You can travel the wine road north to south, but the southern end is somewhat more picturesque. A good place to start is near the village of Thann, southwest of Colmar. Pick up directions and
maps at the Office de Tourisme in Colmar or in any of the towns along the route.
The following towns are particularly interesting for their historic buildings, Michelin-starred restaurants, or legendary wineries:
Guebwiller (Église Saint Léger & L’abbaye de Murbach). (Domaines Schlumberger for wine tasting.)
Eguisheim(ruins of three châteaux & the Tower of Église Saints-Pierre-et-Paul) (Domaine Gruss & Fils for wine tasting.)
Kaysersberg (Église Sainte-Croix) (Hôtel-Restaurant Chambard, a Michelin-2-star restaurant for tasting and meals.)
Riquewihr (Picturesque walled village with Roman ruins) (Hugel et Fils Cave for tasting wines)
Sélestat (Church of Sainte-Foy) (Auberge d’Illwald for traditional French food)