Mittelwihr is one of the pearls of Alsace wine growing country, at equal distance from Thann to the south and Marlenheim to the north.

Half-way between the mountains and the plains, beneath the narrow strip of sub-Vosgian hills, Mittelwihr (the middle “Wihr”) is one of the many villages standing along the Alsace wine road.

Mittelwihr is an historic, economic and cultural centre of this wine growing country located barely two kilometres from its capital, Riquewihr, an age-old wine town with which it has shared the ups and downs of the centuries.

The climate

Mittelwihr and its surrounding area have specific climatic characteristics which have earned it the flattering nickname of “the South of France of Alsace” getting an average 1,800 h/year sunlight per year.

Rainfall is the lowest in Alsace: 500 to 700 mm/year (less than Montpellier). The rapid warming of its light soil lets the water penetrate deeply and the spring föhn also allows a rapid start to vegetal growth, contributing to a micro-climate of which the symbol is the almond tree, the emblematic tree of Mittelwihr.