The vineyards of Ribeauvillé have been
there since the beginning of time. The Lords of Ribeaupierre and
the Benedictine monks were the first to utilise the abundance of
natural resources: with its south facing slopes and varying top
Despite a history of civil unrest in this area of France from
1895, the Cave de Ribeauvillé has managed to preserve its spirit of
solidarity and efficiency in winemaking. From generation to
generation, vintage to vintage, grape growers have called for
independence in making their own wine without interference.
The Cave de Ribeauvillé covers a single vineyard of 265 hectares
including 8 Grands Crus and other plots of notable quality. The
total surface area is managed by a quality chart, which guarantees
strict control of yields, sustainable growth, organic practices,
and of course……a manual harvest.
Hand harvesting allows a strict selection process of the best
grapes that are then transported in small wagons to the press,
without any pumping or additional handling. The juices flow into
the vats below by employing gravity. This method, unique in Alsace,
enables all of the aromatic virtues of each varietal to be
preserved. The wines express all the richness and diversity of the
Alsatian soils. They are pure and honest wines, with nice freshness
and aromatic intensity.
The selection that we have chosen are all 100% organic!