Day 1: Thursday 8th October
Meet at Basel airport at 11.05 (to coincide with the British Airways flight from London – see ‘Travel’). A coach will meet us and transfer us straight to our first winery appointment where we will have lunch. This afternoon we will visit a second winery. Late afternoon check-in to 4-star Novotel Suites (3 nights). Free evening to explore the town.
Day 2: Friday 9th October
After breakfast we board our coach and will visit two more producers, including lunch at one. We have a long shortlist of favourite producers (see below) and will confirm our final choices in the coming weeks. Return to hotel. Free evening.
Day 3: Saturday 10th October
After breakfast we board our coach and head back to the villages of the region to visit two more producers. Lunch today will be at one of the wineries or at a local restaurant. This afternoon we will also visit the medieval Haut Koenigsbourg Castle which is situated high in the village of Orschwiller with stunning views over the surrounding area. Here we will have a tour with a private guide. Late afternoon return to Colmar. Free evening.
Day 4: Sunday 11th October
This morning is free to explore the beautiful town of Colmar. You may like to visit the Unterlinden Museum, the Food Market, or wander along the canals soaking up the atmosphere. Departing the hotel around midday we re-board our coach for our final group visit which will be lunch at a winery or local restaurant.
Late afternoon transfer to Basel Airport (1 hour) in time for the British Airways 18.40 flight to London Heathrow.
WINERIES: We have along list of favourite wineries which are on our shortlist for visits. These include Joseph Cattin, Zeyssolf, Paul Blanck, Rolly Gassman, Domaine Gresser, Jean Becker, Paul Ginglinger, Sylvie Spielman, Louis Sipp, Leon Beyer, Meyer-Fonne, Bott-Geyl…! It will be hard to make a final selection, but they will all be independent family producers who offer quality wines and a warm welcome.
END OF TOUR