Adventurous explorer, next September we’re taking you to Alsace to experience the life of a grape picker first hand.

How does it work? Spend an entire day as a picker among trailers and excitement in the cellars. When arriving for this fun experience, you will be met at the estate and handed your “grape picker kit”. There will then be a brief overview of the different harvest techniques by the winemaker, followed by one or two hours working in a particular parcel. You will then be introduced to the process involved in transforming the grapes into wine, followed by a restorative meal with your fellow grape pickers. As all work deserves a reward, at the end of this intense half-day you will receive your “grape picker for a day” certificate and will no doubt leave the estate with a few bottles in your case. A fun activity for a group of friends.


Tips nearby:

Au Potin : Barr, 25 min south-west of Strasbourg. High-quality restaurant that combines Parisian bistro with Alsatian Winstub. Short fixed-price menu and daily specials. Fresh cuisine using market produce and offering Alsatian specialities. Excellent wine list including Barr and Andlau Grands Crus.

Hôtel À l'Ami Fritz : Ottrott, 10 min from Obernai. *** hotel and restaurant in an 18th century Alsatian Winstub. 26 rooms including 4 suites and a 60m2 apartment. Contemporary Alsatian style. Well-being centre with Jacuzzi, sauna and hammam. Optional cellar visits and tastings.