The Alsace wine growing region is located in the North East of France, bordering Germany. It follows the Rhine Valley, from the south of Colmar right to the north of Strasbourg. Of average size, the wine growing region covers 15,500 hectares of vines. It has a continental but fairly sunny climate. Its thirteen terroirs form a patchwork and give this wine growing a region the land for white wine. These grand Alsace wines owe their reputation predominately to the Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Muscat and Sylvaner grape varieties, which currently produce the best and most well-known Alsace wines. Most of them produce dry (without sugar) or sweet white wines. A small amount of rosés and reds are also produced with Pinot Noir. However, Alsace is also famous for its crémants.