Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg, Strasbourg

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The six-century history of winemaking in the medieval cellars of Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg was made possible by the donations of thankful generations of hospital patients. A hospital since 1395, this historic cellar is renowned for the high quality of its wines. The company prohibits advertising, and they reinvest all profits into the purchase of medical equipment for the needy. Local Alsatian vineyards vie for the chance to age their wine in the caves. The hospital is best known for its Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris varieties. Your visit to the on-site wine museum features an incredible collection of tools and machinery, such as a wine press dating from the early 17th century and more than 40 ancient aging barrels. One incredibly old barrel is still filled with wine from the year 1472--one of the oldest wines in the world. A visit to Cave Historique des Hospices de Strasbourg represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Strasbourg attractions website to plot your vacation.
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  • This was a very unique wine tour that occurs in the caves of the hospital. The gentleman who gave the tour was delightful and funny. The wines were good and inexpensive. 
    This was a very unique wine tour that occurs in the caves of the hospital. The gentleman who gave the tour was delightful and funny. The wines were good and inexpensive.  more »
  • Very disappointing. Hard to find and more a shop than a nice visit to a cellar. Yes, they have barrels of wine in the cellar, no they are welcoming you, yes you can buy wine, no you leave satisfied... 
    Very disappointing. Hard to find and more a shop than a nice visit to a cellar. Yes, they have barrels of wine in the cellar, no they are welcoming you, yes you can buy wine, no you leave satisfied...  more »
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  • It is definitely a great place to visit. They do have audio guides for £3. They do not do wine tasting and I specifically asked whether it was just on the day I went or as a matter of practice. They confirmed that as a matter of practice, there is no wine tasting. Customer service was bad in that the man was annoyed that we were asking questions about the wine selection and refused to answer some of the questions. For that reason, I have not given it 5 stars rating. Apart from that, i would recommend it if you love wine.
  • The wine barrels are certainly a sight to see. The age as well as the size of some of the barrels are magnificent. Wine can be purchased here at very reasonable prices or you stop by simply to look around.

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