1953 - Alsace Wine Route established
The Alsace Wine Route is France’s first wine route. Its history as a wine-producing region, however, is far older. Around the second century BC, after the Roman invasion, winemaking started in Alsace. However, winemaking did not start to play a significant role in Alsatian society as it is currently recognized until around the 12th century. But just like its culture, Alsace’s winemaking customs have evolved over time, frequently in response to invasions, wars, and changes in French and German control. The output and caliber of the wines from Alsace frequently reflected the harsh conditions that the region experienced.
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