• The Guebwiller vineyard

    "The Guebwiller vineyard has a unique characteristic look in Alsace. Defying a coarse topography, generations of winemakers competed with ingenuity to cultivate these invaluable vineyards: stairs in stones to move from one terrace to another, half-moon stones, crossed by a wooden peg to plant a last vine below the low wall, inserting vines horizontally...
    All these efforts are rose by the search for a wine of exceptional quality in a harsh land with poor and sandy soil.

    The phylloxera crisis, accentuated in Alsace by the change in nationality of the region, resulted in a drop of the vine in Guebwiller by smallholders. Coming from a family of industrialists, Ernest Schlumberger (1885-1954) acquired relentlessly the abandoned plots and replanted them horizontally and terraced the overall vineyards, thereby creating the largest domaine in Alsace (all in one block)."


    Liesel's advice

    Spectacular! This vineyard, with its 4 terroirs classified as Grand Cru, is planted in terraces to counter the steep slope. An ideal place to walk around and enjoy an exceptional panorama of over 180°.
  • Location

    On a wine-growing estate

    Access

    Through a gravel road
  • Gratuit / Entrée libre

Contact details

  • 68500 Guebwiller