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Alsace Region

Going in late November to spend three days in the Alsace region (Colmar/wine route/Strasbourg etc). Any recommendations on towns to stay and B&B/Hotels in this region?
Wineries to visit?
Also are the wineries open this time of year?

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We spent two nights in Colmar in August and loved it. We stayed in an apartment at Reflets sur la Lauch in Petite Venise I would highly recommend it. You have a direct view across the canal to the most picturesque houses in Petite Venise.;label=gog235jc-hotel-XX-fr-refletsNsurNlaNlauch-unspec-us_wa-tab-L%3Aen-O%3AosSx-B%3Asafari-N%3AXX-S%3Abo-U%3AXX-H%3As;sid=cd6f33fe681114fc39e6154bfbfa92ac;dist=0&keep_landing=1&sb_price_type=total&type=total&

You can book it on, Airbnb, or other sites.

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Lola thanks for your reply but they were booked

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Probably Colmar or Strasbourg, they're big enough to have lodging and dining options open year round. It's likely to be chilly in November. Some wineries will likely be available with a reservation, most will probably be closed. They don't really have wineries like the US, with open public tasting rooms and regular hours. Most of the wine tasting I saw (as someone who rarely makes reservations for anything) were shops in the small towns that sold wine to the tourist crowd.

The best Alsatian wine IMO is the Gewurztraminer.

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We've stayed in Alsace several times, and once was around your time frame; it was early December for a week in Dambach la Ville, a medium-sized town. There were 4 or 5 restaurants in town, but at that time of year they were rotating, so usually only 1 was open each day. But there were many wineries open, and in all of them you could just walk in for a tasting. We've stayed in Strasbourg several times, always at Hotel Gutenberg. We loved the hotel for its charm, but I noticed on their web site that they underwent a facelift a few years ago, and it looks more modern than charming. We also spent a week in Riquewihr, which is a little touristy, but beautiful, and is centrally located for wineries and wine villages. And because it's "touristy," there are a lot of hotels (we stayed in a gite), and probably open restaurants at that tie of year. But as far as things being open, the bigger cities of Colmar and Strasbourg might be your best bet.