Strasbourg & St. Hippolyte

Last month we went to Strasbourg again, in what has now become an annual weekend visit (previously in 2004 and 2005 – I’m sure we went in 2003 aswell but I can’t find the pictures).

As usual we set off early on the Saturday morning, arriving in Strasbourg in time for lunch, and then spent the afternoon walking around the shops before going for dinner in one of the many traditional Alsatian restaurants.

On Sunday we drove down the Road of the Wine, this time stopping in St. Hippolyte to check out the wine shops. Unfortunately most of them were closed, but we managed to find one that was open and willing to let us sample their wines.

According to the owner of the Kientzel winery, tourism in the region has declined in the last few years, and sales are dropping. We did our bit to boost the local economy by buying a couple of boxes of wine – Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Gris.

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