Eguisheim, the birthplace of winegrowing in Alsace, has 1850 inhabitants and nestles between gentle hillsides covered with 339 hectares of vines.
In the heart of the Alsace wine region, at an altitude of 210m, it is only 5kilometres from Colmar and close to the European capital of Strasbourg, Freiburg and to Basel. Pope St Leo IX was born here, and Eguisheim enjoys an international reputation.
Thanks to its winegrowers’ skill, its remarkable soils and exceptional microclimate, Eguisheim’s “Eichberg” and “Pfersigberg” slopes have been officially classified as “Alsace Grand Cru” vineyards.
Eguisheim is an active village, dynamic both commercially and gastronomically. Top-quality restaurants reflect Alsace culinary tradition at its best.
Throughout the year, its associations organise many convivial festivities including the annual and prestigious “Fête des Vignerons” during the last weekend of August.