Our vineyards

Our vineyards

We cultivate about 20 hectares spread out over 4 towns at the foot of the Sainte Odile hills: Obernai, Bernardswiller, Ottrott and Heiligenstein.

The Alsace terroir is one of the richest in the world because it is located between two tectonic faults: the Vosges and Rhine faults.
This has given rise to a wide range of soil diversity so that each town, even each small village has its own kind of soil.

Thus we can adapt each grape variety to the specific sort of soil which suits it best to craft authentic and unique wines..

Our most prestigious hills, the Coteaux d'Obernai reach 265 meters on a soil rich with compact limestone, called muschelkalk which brings great opulence, delicacy and minerality to the wines made there.

The Bernardswiller terroir, characterized by limestone clay soil is richer and denser, thus producing very aromatic grapes. This kind of soil is ideal to make high quality wines.

In Ottrott, the town where we grow the Rouge d'Ottrott, the soil is more loamy, perfect for the Pinot Noir grape variety. We owe the label “Rouge d’Ottrott“ to Benedictine monks who came here in 1109 to cultivate the Pinot Noir on this “god blessed land” as the legend has it. The “Rouge d’Ottrott” has to comply with a specific set of requirements and is usually produced from low yielding old vineyards. This enables to craft richer, more tannic and more powerful wines.

Heiligenstein is a town located about 10 kms from Obernai where a unique wine is produced: the Klevener de Heiligenstein. In fact it is a Savagnin Rose vine variety which can only be planted in Heiligenstein. This opulent, fine and fruity wine is a cousin of the Gewurtztraminer.


Respect of the environment

Our wine farm has been committed to protecting the environment for over twenty years. First we adopted the Tyflo label (after the Tyflodrome, a mite which protects vines), then Terra Vitis and HVE (Haute Valeur Environnementale or High Environmental Value).

In 2020, we started our conversion to Organic Agriculture.

Our aim is to produce wines that require a minimum of chemical input, by fostering good living conditions in soils and natural auxiliaries. To this end it is essential to grow grass in the vineyards, plant hedges and trees to have a more varied flora and fauna. All this is done to regulate pests by natural means.