DAY 2 | THE ALSACE WINE ROAD (B, L) Highlight: Zind-Humbrecht, Josmeyer & Colmar
Buffet breakfast is included this morning in the hotel restaurant. After checking out of your room, meet your guide in the lobby for a transfer to Alsace, France. Today you will visit two of the regions most reputed wineries.
Domaine Zind-Humbrecht has been helping set the standard for Alsatian wines since its conception and no discussion of Alsace's top producers is complete without mention of Olivier Humbrecht. Olivier was the first Frenchman to obtain the prestigious title Master of Wine. The Humbrechts have been wine growers since 1620. Their current estate run by Olivier has been biodynamic since 1997 and produces rich, powerful wines that have a true sense of place. Their wines regularly receive 95+ point ratings, and one of the very few to receive a perfect 100 point rating from Wine Spectator. The very talented team here will guide you through a tour and tasting of these impressive wines.
Today you will also visit one of the most exciting producers in Alsace, Josmeyer. The Meyer family wine business dates back to 1854, and in 1963 Hubert Meyer created the Josmeyer estate by adding the first three letters of his father's name, Joseph, to the common family name, Meyer. They produce world-class wines of great concentration and complexity. Your tour and tasting here will also include their Grand Cru selections.
This afternoon you will enjoy a traditional lunch in the picturesque village of Kayserberg. Here you will experience how perfectly the wines pair with the local specialties. After lunch take a short stroll through this medieval village with its half-timber homes, ramparts and 16th century town hall. Then a short drive to Colmar will bring you to your 5-star boutique hotel, La Maison des Têtes, housed in one of Colmar's most historic buildings. Centrally located in the pedestrian district you will have the evening free to enjoy the town. The hotel's restaurant Girardin has been awarded a Michelin star. Should you choose to enjoy dinner there, we will be happy to secure a reservation for you in advance.