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A weekend in July, one of the oldest of Alsace’s wine festivals takes place just a few kilometres from Colmar: the Festival of Wine and Gastronomy in Ribeauvillé. The event includes a tasting of a wide selection of AOC wines, from renowned Grands Crus to Crémants d’Alsace sparkling wines. A comprehensive tour of the region’s wines and a chance to meet around 20 of Alsace’s winemakers.
After the liquids, it’s time for some solids. The "Allée de la gastronomie" will take you on a gastronomic tour of the region. As you’ve no doubt realised by now, this event is less a festival and more of a tradition in Alsace. One where for three days the entire village lets loose in Ribeauvillé’s public park, the Jardin de Ville, with folk music, entertainment and a fairground.
An unmissable stop for anyone in the region.
Vitisbar: Bergheim, 20 min from Colmar. Restaurant – wine bar adjoined to the Halbeisen family’s wine estate, independent winemakers. Inventive menu updated on a monthly basis. Warm welcome and seasonal produce. Excellent wine list.
Cours du Bailli: Bergheim, next to Vitisbar. *** hotel and residence complex with charming and authentic rooms, suites, studios and apartments. Perfect location close to Colmar, Riquewihr and Kaysersberg. Access to the well-being centre, swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. Optional wine tasting in the cellar.
One weekend in July
Salle du Parc et Jardin de Ville
Jardin de Ville