La Parenthèse Vigneronne: Discover the Grand Crus of Alsace
The tourism office of Kaysersberg has launched on the 1st of July an oeno-touristic project aimed at discovering the Grand Crus of Alsace in a thematic way. The Grand Crus of Kaysersberg are some of the most amazing vineyards in Alsace. Local producers present 10 different visits and bundle a touristic experience into a theme-based stay. A vineyard visit, diner and overnight stay can be booked starting from €130 euro. Thematic discovery of the grand crus The Kaysersberg Valley is the cradle to Scholssberg the first Alsatian Grand Cru vineyard that was created in 1975. Further the valley is home to the Grand Crus of Furstentum, Mambourg, Marckrain, Sommerberg, Wineck-Schlossberg, and Kaefferkopf. The Kaysersberg tourism office presents the opportunity to discover each of the Grand Crus in a thematic way. Therefore, 10 participating wineries open their doors this summer and offer an alternative approach to wine tasting. We selected some for you:
Chocolate and Grand Crus
At the Freyburger winery Nathalie and Christophe Freyburger offer a not so usual workshop matching wines with chocolate. In their winery in Ammerschwihr they challenge you to choose the perfect chocolate with their fabulous Alsace wines. Would a praliné noisette go with a Rosé Crémant or does a Riesling matches the Ile de Grenade? It’s up to you to find out!
La biodynamie pour les nuls
Is biodynamics a mystery to you? Francine Klur from Domaine Klur Clément reveals the basic principles of biodynamic wine making. If you have never heard of preparations that are made in cow horns then the enlightening presentation of Francine will amaze you.
Wines and cheese
Very often red wine is associated with cheese. This is in most of the cases a misconception. The white wines from Alsace make a perfect match with different cheeses. Fernand matches his wines from Domaine Meyer-Krumb perfectly with local cheeses such as goat cheese and Munster.
Discover Kaysersberg by bicycle The 9 different wineries that have been selected by the Parenthèse Vigneronne are all situated in a range of only a couple of kilometers. Rent an electrical assisted bike and discover some of the wineries at your own pace. An Alsatian evening After a day of cycling and visiting wineries the evening is the perfect time for a gastronomical dinner. Local food and local wines is the idea. The restaurants selected by the Parenthèse Vigneronne offer a menu with dishes that are selected in function of the Grand Cru wines of Kaysersberg. Four wines are served with your meal. Enjoy a refreshing Cremant d’Alsace as aperitif, let you serve a fresh light wine such as Riesling or Pinot Blanc with your starter, expect a Pinot Noir with your main course, and the desert is most likely accompanied with a sweet Gewürztraminer. The night is spent in one of the charming hotels included in the package. A full theme-based stay can be booked at a price starting from €130. For more information or bookings visit the Parenthèse Vigneronne website.