If you're looking to stay in a hotel owned by a wine maker where you'll have a chance to tour their facilities, then consider a hotel in Blienschwiller...
And this adorable village may be tiny, but you'll find 30 wine makers here, so get ready to taste some wine!
You could even work up a thirst before you go off wine tasting. You'll find plenty of opportunities to walk through the vineyards or go for a bike ride.
Staying in a hotel in Blienschwiller means you'll have a chance to try a lot of wine without ever leaving the village of 30 wine makers...
But when you're ready to venture out of town, you'll find a number of wine villages just a few miles away if you would prefer to make some short hikes or bike rides.
And you'll definitely need a car when you stay in a hotel in Blienschwiller because there is no train stop here, but you could take the train to Dambach la Ville (only 2 miles away) and hike or bike over.
Distances given are the approximate distances from the center of Blienschwiller.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
Dambach la Ville*
2 miles/3 km
Dambach la Ville is the sort of Alsace wine village where you can walk around anywhere and see something really beautiful, medieval city walls and gates, beautiful old homes and a very interesting chapel. And there is a train station, so you can try one of the 30 wine producers in Dambach la Ville without renting a car!
4 miles/7 km
Scherwiller is known for its Riesling, so if you're a fan, you'll want to stop by. Speaking of which, Scherwiller has a train station so you can drink to your heart's content! And you can make a 45 minute walk to two castles, the Ortenbourg and Ramstein from the village.
5 miles/8 km
Andlau has been making wine since Roman times when retired Roman legionaires started planting vineyards here. If you love old medieval houses, you'll see lots of them here in Andlau and if you're in the mood it's only a half day hike (3 hours average there and back) up to see two medieval castles (Haut Andlau and Spesbourg). And when you get back you'll have a good excuse to sit back and try some Alsace wine on your Alsace vacation!
6 miles/9 km
Mittelbergheim (like Riquewihr) is one of the most beautiful villages in France, but there are a lot less tourists here. Between Andlau and Barr you'll find some of the best Sylvaner wine (and many other grape varieties) in a quiet and peaceful setting.
7 miles/11 km
Selestat is a small town or a very large village in Alsace that's famous for its 15th century library which contains 70,000 books and documents from the 7th to 16th century and was a part of the medieval Latin School founded in Selestat in 1441. But it's also a beautiful town to wander around in on your Alsace vacation. Check out the Tuesday morning market if you have time...
7 miles/11 km
Barr is a wine road village in Alsace that attracts fewer tourists AND has a train station, but it's not because it's not a beautiful little village with adorable winding cobblestone streets. So if you are looking for a quieter Alsace vacation, Barr might be for you.
8 miles/13 km
Kintzheim (not Kientzheim) is a pretty little wine road village in Alsace, but your kids probably aren't going to let you sit around and taste wine until you've taken them to Monkey Mountain (Montagne des Singes), the Birds of Prey show (Volerie des Aigles) and Cigoland which are just ten minutes away. And while you're at the Birds of Prey show you can tour the 13th century Kintzheim castle.
Here's a cute little discount hotel in Blienschwiller on the wine road in Alsace run by a wine maker's family. Clean, simple rooms for a reasonable price in a pretty little village. Parking, breakfast and WiFi available. Bike storage and a few bikes available for rent.