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From Red to White

Lake Constance Wine Tour

The Lake Constance region is internationally known for its wine variety. The region has been cultivating diverse grape varieties for more than 2000 years. The grape varieties Müller-Thurgau and Pinot Noir play a special role here. The exciting thing about our regional wines is that while they grow under the same climatic conditions as other grapes, they express their own unique flavors due to the different soils and the artistry of Lake Constance winemakers. The tour from red to white begins with a wine tasting at the Osterfingen Bergtrotte. A special experience then follows in the Florin winery, where the wine tasting includes regional cheese and chocolate. The tour then leads to the Ittingen Charterhouse where visitors discover the history of wine pressing. After that, go on a “Weinfelden” wine route hike through beautiful vineyards. The journey continues with a visit to Meersburg, where you visit the vineum bodensee, an interactive wine museum, as well as the Meersburg State Vineyard. The next stop is the Salem Monastery and Castle before you head to Lindau to finish your tour with a wine tasting.

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Your Lake Constance experience for 3-4 days

1. Bergtrotte Osterfingen | Switzerland
The Bergtrotte Osterfingen offers its guests a range of 64 different wines from the Blauburgunderland for tasting, drinking and purchasing. The traditional flair can be experienced in the tastings. The degustations are offered in four different locations. The Bergtrotte Osterfingen has an old history dating back to 1584.

Experience time: 2 hours

2. Weingut Florin | Switzerland
Experience the harmony of Steiner wines and their different characters together with cheese and chocolate. Florin estate wines come from the best Steiner vineyards and are paired with selected, regional cheeses and chocolate made by local Zuckerbäckerei Ermatingen.

Experience time: 1 - 2 hours

3. Kartause Ittingen | Switzerland
Viticulture has shaped the Ittingen Charter house since the Middle Ages. The Kartause Ittingen invites wine enthusiasts to a modern winery to learn about the history of their wines and how they press in-house. During the tasting visitors examine the wines’ clarity and color, inhale the aromas, and taste on the palate.

Experience time: 1 hour

4. Weinfelden Weinweg | Switzerland
Sporty wine aficionados particularly enjoy the modernised 9-km-long Weinfelden Weinweg (wine path) in Thurgau. The highlight is the innovative wine safe in the middle of the vines. At Weinfelden station, the SBB counter provides visitors with a wine rucksack and access code for the safe.

Experience time: 3 hours

5. Staatsweingut Meersburg | Germany
The earliest historical documentation of viticulture in Meersburg dates back to 1210. Nowadays the winery cultivates Pinot Noir, Müller-Thurgau, White Burgundy, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc.The “State Wine Estate” offers individual as well as group tasting.

Experience time: 1 - 2 hours

6. vineum bodensee Meersburg | Germany
Visitors of the vineum bodensee can look forward to a rich and varied interactive exhibition: fragrance jars representing the wines from around Lake Constance, wine as a lifestyle medium, the Torkelshow presenting the historical working wine press dating back to 1607 and much more.

Experience time: 1.5 hours

7. Kloster und Schloss Salem | Germany
At the monastery and Castle Salem visitors can enjoy a selection of wines to taste. The tasting takes place during a guided tour through Salem Abbey’s wine cellar, monastery, dining room, cloister and church. The event is garnished with exciting stories about Salem wine culture.

Experience time: 1 - 2 hours

8. Winemaker’s Feast Table | Germany
Take your place at the winemaker’s feast table where you can taste six delectable Lake Constance wines as well as fresh Lake Constance fish, alpine dairy cheese, fresh stone oven backed bread, fresh farm vegetables and a wonderful surprise for dessert.

Experience time: 2 hours

Information

The transfer between the different stages can be undertaken with your own car / coach or by public transport (rail, bus).

Contact address

Internationale Bodensee Tourismus GmbH
Hafenstraße 6
78464 Constance
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 7531 9094 30
office@bodensee.eu
www.bodensee.eu
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