The "Old Winery" is a collection of 6 outstanding romantic and luxury holiday homes: 4 of them are located in a big Renaissance house (actually a winery built in 1580) on the first belt of the ramparts (built 3 centuries earlier in the year 1291). The property is facing the famous Schoenenbourg Grand Cru vineyard producing some of the best Alsace wine; 2 other apartments are in a 17th Century adjacent house. The houses are surrounding a small garden. The Old Winery just earned (2016) a Golden Award for the quality of the renovation works.
These holiday homes belong without any doubt to the finest vacation rentals in Alsace.
All apartments on this side are designed and equiped to offer you the best. They earned an official 4 and 5 stars rating. Four of them have a private winter garden, a balcony or even a terrace which is a seldom opportunity in a medieval national heritage building.
A collection of 3 beautifully renovated romantic holiday gites in a historical and unique environment: the second belt of medieval ramparts of Riquewihr, built in the year 1500.
The Western side of our properties are part of the ramparts. On the eastern side, in the picturesque 'rue des Remparts', the house appears as a traditional Alsatian timber framed house. These holiday homes belong also to the finest gites in Alsace.
La Vancelle is a beautiful residential village only 25 minutes north of Riquewihr. If calm, rest, silence and nature - while being near to all important places to see, including the Alsace wine route (only a 10 minutes drive) - are important for you during your holidays in Alsace, you should definitely have a look at our Mountain Hiker holiday home in La Vancelle.
Our guests believe that our charming gites (the French word for vacation rentals or holiday homes) in Riquewihr belong to the finest places to stay in Alsace.
We offer several beautiful apartments for rent in a historical and unique environment. Our holiday homes in Alsace are available for self catering holidays all year round. All our holiday apartments in Riquewihr are within a short walking distance (see map on HOW TO GET THERE page and zoom in for the village map), so that it is easy for larger parties to remain all together within a same area. For our guests looking for a bed and breakfast service or even half board (including dinner) we have special agreements with local restaurants within a very short walking distance (50 to 150 meters).
Our rental policy: we try to be as flexible as possible but we are not a hotel neither a bed-and-breakfast. We cannot confirm any stay for one night only. Our costs would exceed our income. Our best rates are available for stays of 7 nights and more. Shorter stays (3-6 nights) are possible when planning opportunities exist and/or when the requested dates come exactly before or after an existing booking (see availability calendars for each gite).
Alsace and the medieval city of Riquewihr are in eastern France on the Rhine River border with Germany. It is unquestionably spectacularly beautiful. Alsace offers a very special combination of history, culture, scenery, and especially food and wine makes it one of the most delightful places to visit in all of Europe.
The Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel has picked Alsace as one of the hot regions in the world to visit. Alsace is one of the most beautiful and distinctive regions of France and is famous for its wine, gastronomy and wine tourism facilities. Joseph Ward, an American wine lover and wine specialist writing for The Washington Post says "Riquewihr gets my vote as France's most beautiful wine town".
Riquewihr is indeed the jewel in the crown and looks today exactly as it did in the 16th Century. Riquewihr is also a very practical base to visit all Alsace, the Vosges mountains and even nearby Germany and Switzerland.
Park your car and forget about it! There is more to do in Riquewihr than rushing with the tourist crowds in the main street! Open your eyes, look at the details on the old houses. Explore the side streets. Riquewihr, while being only a village with 1300 inhabitants, is the third city in Alsace for the number of National Heritage buildings (48), just after the large cities of Strasbourg and Colmar! This is the reason why Riquewihr is so popular worldwide. But at the end of the afternoon, when the tourists of the day are gone, you will have Riquewihr for yourself. A very privileged feeling indeed. You will probably need a week or so to discover the main attractions within walking distance or with the local bus.
The village of Riquewihr (sometimes wrongly spelled Riquewhir or Riquevir) is one of the highlights in Alsace in any season. First of all, you will discover the historical and picturesque streets of Riquewihr.
The fame of the village of Riquewihr is mainly due to its vineyards which - since the end of the Middle Age - are producing some of the best and most famous white wines in the world... The main street (rue du Général-de-Gaulle) crosses the village and will offer you a festival of gorgeous medieval houses. No, this is not a Walt Disney movie scenery! It is just reality! Left and right, smaller streets will attract you for even more surprises. Step by step you will walk uphill until you will reach the impressive Dolder tower (built in 1291) and the picturesque 'rue des Remparts'. Riquewihr, while being only a village with 1300 inhabitants, is the third city in Alsace for the number of National Heritage buildings (48), just after the large cities of Strasbourg and Colmar! This is the reason why Riquewihr is so popular worldwide. But at the end of the afternoon, when the tourists of the day are gone, you will have Riquewihr for yourself. A very privileged feeling indeed. All our holiday homes (outstanding self catering accommodation) are within the medieval heart of that lovely village.
For centuries, Riquewihr produces some of the most beautiful wines of Alsace and the world. Alsace enjoys some of the lowest rainfall in France (just 400-500mm or 16-20 inches per year) and Riquewihr is right in the middle of the driest area.
A superb landscape of vineyards and wooded mountains is protecting this exceptional jewel: Riquewihr. Ramparts, rich residences and more modest medieval houses make Riquewihr the pearl of the Alsatian vineyard and one of the most visited and most beautiful villages in France. Visitors can easily explore the heart of the vineyards in Riquewihr and neighbour villages as Hunawihr, Ribeauvillé, Bergheim, Kientzheim, Kaysersberg..., along one of the many wine trails.
Joseph Ward, an American wine lover and wine specialist writing for The Washington Post says "Riquewihr gets my vote as France's most beautiful wine town".
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We are wine lovers and enjoy excellent personal connections to some of the best local winemakers. We will of course be happy to share our best addresses with our guests.
The Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel has picked Alsace as one of the hot regions in the world to visit. Alsace is one of the most beautiful and distinctive regions of France and is famous for its wine, gastronomy and wine tourism facilities.
Alsace has been singled out as one of the hot regions in the world to visit by the Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel some years ago. The annual Best in Travel guide aims to give “a collection of the world’s best journeys, destinations and experiences for the year ahead” to “take travellers out of the ordinary”. One of the highlights of the guide is the Top 10 regions which brings Alsace to the forefront.
Joseph Ward, an American wine specialist writing in the Washington Post said: "Alsace is a region apart. German in appearance and character but French in spirit and fact, it has captured the best of both".
The village of Riquewihr (sometimes wrongly spelled Riquewhir or Riquevir) is one of the highlights in Alsace in any season.
We think that - especially for a rather long stay (most of our guests are discovering the slow travel concept and are staying 7 nights and more) - it is not enough to sleep well during the night but it is necessary to enjoy the stay in a place which is somehow of the same level as the historical surroundings, the landscape, the mountain and the vineyards: beautiful. We put a lot of effort and care in the renovation and decoration of our vacation rental apartments because we want our holiday homes to be a memorable part of your travel experience to Alsace and France.
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|Romantic , Hiking holidays , Nature first , Traditions and Culture , Gourmet , Luxury , Elegant|
IMPORTANT NOTICE: all our vacation rentals are stricktly NON SMOKING.
Well behaved children are welcome under the full responsability of the parents. Age restrictions may apply in some of our apartments. Please check descriptions. A credit card print is requested upon arrival to cover damage if any.