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Can anyone recommend anywhere to stay in the Alsace for a weekend away combined with some local/vineyard wine tasting ?
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Re: Recommendations - Alsace wine village

One of the prettiest we've visited is Ribeauville. There is a good selection of hotels as well as a nice town centre to visit, and a number of winemakers close by who run regular degustation.
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Can anyone recommend anywhere to stay in the Alsace for a weekend away combined with some local/vineyard wine tasting ?
It's a few years ago now, but we stayed in Turckheim which is a really pretty place with a lot of history (and wine). It is part of the Alsace wine route, I especially love the Gewurtztraminer.

http://www.turckheim.com/office-de-t...-d-alsace-.htm
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Re: Recommendations - Alsace wine village

Oh well, the choice is massive - pick any town on the wine route:
http://www.alsace-route-des-vins.com...anguage/En.cfm

Ribeauville would also get my vote as one of the prettiest.

As long as you don't turn up during the wine festival then it's usually possible to just show up and book into a hotel on the spot. So, cruise round and find somewhere you like. It's also lovely to do the wine route by bike - done that a couple of times in my life pre-kids (although you can't exactly carry much wine home - just have to drink it!)
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One of the prettiest we've visited is Ribeauville. There is a good selection of hotels as well as a nice town centre to visit, and a number of winemakers close by who run regular degustation.
Seconded, and Mette is a great distiller!

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Old 05.10.2011, 10:02
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Re: Recommendations - Alsace wine village

we stayed in riquewhir a few weeks ago and it was beautiful! it was definitely a bustling village, but gorgeous and wonderful restaurants, shops, things to see... it is such a beautiful area!
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Obernai is very pretty. Plenty of wineries around.
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Oh well, the choice is massive - pick any town on the wine route:
http://www.alsace-route-des-vins.com...anguage/En.cfm
Quite so. All of the villages so far mentioned in this thread are worthwhile.

I'd also make a special point of spending some time in the Wolfberger visitor centre just outside Colmar http://www.wolfberger.com/accueil.cfm?page=50

It's a great way to really get to know the wines, particularly, for example, if you want to know about one grape variety and the multitude of types of wines made from it. Basically you can just be guided through by a knowledgeable helper, tasting as many types of whatever you're interested in as you like. I guess they might stop if they think you're taking the piss (or just getting pissed) but I've not experienced that on the couple of tasting visits I've made.

But in any case, it's really worthwhile getting to know the Alsace wines, which are different from anything you'll find elsewhere.
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Re: Recommendations - Alsace wine village

Riquewihr for me as well, beautifull walled village. My favourite Alsace producer also based there. Pleenty of opportunities for degustation in and around the village.

http://www.hugel.com/
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Thanks for all the suggestions !
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Re: Recommendations - Alsace wine village

Anywhere along the wineroute will be fine... The area is actually not that big so it is easy to travel between villages/wineries, provided you did not drink too much

My personal recommendations would also be Riquewihr and Obernai, both bustling and touristy towns, but very nice.
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Re: Recommendations - Alsace wine village

Eguisheim.
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Re: Recommendations - Alsace wine village

Just to follow up... went to Riquewhir and had a great time...
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Re: Recommendations - Alsace wine village

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can anybody recommend a B&B in Alsace for a family with a young child?
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hi,
can anybody recommend a B&B in Alsace for a family with a young child?
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alsace is a huge area, its like saying recommend me a B+B in the black forest.- i can recommend a B+B in st.louis 2 mins from the basel border, but i suspect you are after something else......
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alsace is a huge area, its like saying recommend me a B+B in the black forest.- i can recommend a B+B in st.louis 2 mins from the basel border, but i suspect you are after something else......
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Re: Recommendations - Alsace wine village

I have used http://www.logishotels.com/en.html for bookings in that area and I have found it to work very well! The coverage is much better for small hotels, motels etc compared to the more international booking services (expedia, hotels.com etc).
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hi,
can anybody recommend a B&B in Alsace for a family with a young child?
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We stayed at Hassenforder in Kaysersberg which is owned by French Cyclist "legend" Roger Hassenforder. The room was big enough for a spare bed/cot, it has a great restaurant and the bar are is full of cycling memorabilia. Nice town to explore as well, check seasonal opening times though as many places close for the winter.

edit: I should also add that we stayed at Les Ramparts also in Kaysersberg a couple of years ago but it was very dated. It did have its own kitchenette though which may help with young children.
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Re: Recommendations - Alsace wine village

thanks for the useful comments. We've booked a place in Ribeauville and will feedback with comments once we are back
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