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The Alsace wine region is located on the eastern border of France and has been part of Germany more than once. This region was returned to France after World War I. The majority of wines produced in the region are white wines, roughly 90%. Alsace yields both dry and sweet white wines; the only red variety produced in the region is a Pinot Noir. The region accounts for roughly of the overall French wine production. The Alsace wine region is considered to be one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world the region has been used for many photo-shoots and movie-scenes.
The region has had an eventful past, having swapped nationality several times between Germany and France. Many of the grape varieties grown in the region are more a kin to Germany than France, including the way in which the wine is bottled.
Types of Grapes Grown
Pinot Noir - red
Muscat - red
Riesling - white
Pinot Blanc - white
Gewurztraminer - white
Tokay Pinot Gris - white
Sylvaner - white
Region Fun Facts
The region is 37,000 acres
Produces over 165 million bottles of Wine annually
6,000 Wine growers
90% of Alsace wines are white
The Romans were the first to plant vineyards in this region
Alsace wines are bottled in tall flute bottles, it is required by law..the bottle gives Alsace wines a distinct appearance
Region was once a part of Germany