Sniffing out the good juice.

Alsace/Germany Fall 2015

Is Riesling really the “Best White Wine on Earth?”

How does German Pinot Noir stack up against your favorite Burgundy?

We’re going to find out – won’t you come with us?

In partnership with friends Nancy Waldeck (chef and wine educator at Taste and Savor) and Annemarie Humm (wine educator at Vines to Wine Academy and German native), I’d love to invite you on a  Germany & Alsace Food and Wine Trip this fall that promises a deliciously in-depth look at this quaint corner of the world.

Colmar, Alsace with Vino Hound

Colmar, Alsace

Highlights of our one-week trip include:

  • Personal visits to German & French wineries, off the tourist path
  • Hands-on experience in the vineyards & cellar at harvest time – wow!
  • Celebrating the harvest at a local Wine Festival in Annemarie’s home region
  • Bicycling along the Mosel River – and a relaxing River Cruise, too
  • Cooking class, to better dive into local cuisine
  • Visits to food artisans with tastings of regional specialties, including a renowned cheese maker
  • Adorably picturesque villages
  • And come on, how could we miss the world’s largest wine barrel – or Europe’s steepest vineyard??
Wine tasting in Pfalz with Vino Hound

Wine tasting in Pfalz

Wine making in an ancient monastery with Vino Hound

Wine making in an ancient monastery

With history dating to Roman times surrounding us, we’ll have plenty of free time to decompress and indulge in the castles, cathedrals and museums all around us – or, to just relax in a café.  We don’t believe in over-scheduling you; transit time and hotel transfers are kept to an absolute minimum.

Overlooking the Mosel with Vino Hound

Views of the Mosel

Harvest in the Rheingau with Vino Hound

Harvest in the Rheingau

 

 

Dates: October 3-10, 2015

Location: Arrive & depart Frankfurt, Germany.  One night in Alsace, France; 2 nights in the Pfalz region (Annemarie’s home); 3 nights in the Mosel-Rheingau region; last night near Frankfurt airport.

Cost:  Approximately $3,000 pp/double occupancy.  $400 single supplement.

Includes: Ground transportation, hotel rooms, all breakfasts, 5 dinners, 5 lunches, all winery visits, tastings, admission fees, etc.  Airfare not included.

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Afternoon cruise, sipping Mosel on the Mosel

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Just another adorable village

 

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