Katzenthal, France

Approaching Katzenthal

There’s not a lot to Katzenthal except lots and lots of hills full of grand cru vines. The village consists of two streets that cross at the village fountain. Almost the entire town was rebuilt after World War II since 90% of it was destroyed during the Pocket of Colmar battle.

Ruins of 13th-century Wineck castle sits high on the hill surrounded by grand cru Wineck-Schlossberg vines, which mostly produce Rieslings. The other grand cru in town is Kaefferkopf, which produces crisp Gewürztraminer.

The white steeple of Saint Nicolas’ Church is the skyline.

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