A new winery was born in 1955
Nestling in the heart of the Kaysersberg Valley, a medieval tourist village at the foot of the Vosges foothills, the Kientzheim-Kaysersberg winery was founded on 14 December 1955 under the impetus of a few winegrowers from the village, to cope with the economic slump of the time. The first harvest took place in 1957, when the buildings were finally completed.
The passion for wine, which has been passed down from generation to generation, has now brought together 120 wine-growers who run 160 hectares of vineyards in a dignified, sustainable manner. 80% of the vineyards are on Kientzheim and Kaysersberg's best slopes.
The winery is the heir to a tradition that has gone on since 1955 and has invested in efficient production equipment for its cellars to produce an average of 11,000 hectolitres of wine a year (1.5 million bottles), 15% of which are Grands Crus, proud ambassadors of Alsace's gastronomic tradition.
The winery owes much of its qualitative development to the variety and splendour of the terroirs in the Kaysersberg Valley, where the soils vary between limestone, the softness of clay and the power of silica.
With 3 well-known Named Places and 4 Grands Crus, including Schlossberg, the 1st "Grand Cru" born in Alsace in 1975 and Kaefferkopf, the last-born in 2007, the winery makes spiritual, authentic, distinctive wines for the pleasure of Epicureans.