London to Varese

800 Miles from London to Varese for Luke and Leukaemia

Day 8 – Rest Day in Alsace

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Our favourite day so far! Today we enjoyed not being on the bikes and sampled all that the Alsace region could offer us, which was very welcome indeed.

Our kind hosts, the Ehrhart family of the Henri Ehrhart wine producer (http://www.henri-ehrhart.com) looked after us so impeccably that we really don’t want to leave at all, let alone by bike! We started the day with a well earned lie in and then a leisurely brunch to set us up for the day. We then took in the beautiful sights of Riquewihr – an historical fortified town for a lesson in local history and plenty of wine factoids!

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Probably our favourite activity of the trip so far was then our guided tour and tasting at the Ehrhart winery. We saw the production line, learnt about the bottling and fermentation processes and then performed some important quality control on about a dozen varieties of Rielsing, Pinot Blanc and Guwertzraminer! Needless to say our palettes are refined and accurate (as we expected they would be) and after this trip don’t be surprised if we go into production ourselves!

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We then enjoyed a wonderful home cooked meal with the Ehrhart family and feel relaxed and full and ready to face the Alps, of a little sad to leave this beautiful corner of France.

A huge huge thank you to our kind hosts and wonderful wine producers the Ehrhart family who have made us very welcome, looked after us beautifully and have boosted our morale immeasurably!. If you are ever in Alsace or looking for a nice bottle to enjoy over dinner – look no further!

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