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Our winery

Welcome to Schoenheitz winery

At the end of the 1970s, Dominique, a native of Beaujolais, met Henri in Beaune where they both studied winemaking. Together, they chose to re-establish the historic family vineyards which dated back to early 19th century and began vinifying again at the estate in 1981. Today, the estate covers 17ha and their son, Adrien, came on board in 2014. Together, they continue to showcase their slopes respecting the specificity of each terroir : Linsenberg, Herrenreben and Holder.

Terroir

Terroir

Linsenberg, Herrenreben and Holder :
3 granitic soils with south south-west exposure,
3 single vineyards on steep slopes up to 1640ft / 500m

Know-how

Know-how

Schoenheitz family works the full range of Alsatian wines according to a sustainable viticultural practices and applying the principles of certified agriculture High Environmental Value. This includes minimizing the pollution of waters, air and soil, preserving and supporting the long-term balance of soil, planting natural grass between the rows, limiting...

A family story

A family story

The Schoenheitz family left Austria and settled in Wihr-au-Val and its environs after the 30-year-old war in 1648. It is an old and notable family: the records indicate that an ancestor was' Schultheiss', mayor of the village of Wihr-au-Val before the French Revolution ...

Terroir

Linsenberg, Herrenreben and Holder :
3 granitic soils with south south-west exposure,
3 single vineyards on steep slopes up to 1640ft / 500m

Herrenreben vu du ciel

Herrenreben

In the 15th century, the noblemen of Ribeaupierre were already cultivating Pinot Noir at this site. Cru of Wihr-au-Val on decomposed granite from Kaysersberg, this stony and sandy soil produces concentrated and elegant Pinot Noir wines. Our most mature vines also grow here, producing a particularly racy Riesling.

Herrenreben

Holder au printemps

Holder

Cru of Wihr-au-Val on decomposed granite from Kaysersberg, where the Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris grow particularly well. The soil, composed of granite and clay, offers them their opulence, complexity and extreme exquisiteness.

Holder

Linsenberg vu du ciel

Linsenberg

Cru of Wihr-au-Val on granite from Gunsbach where the stony ground rapidly warms up in springtime. Although generally dedicated to the cultivation of Riesling, the clay section also brings forth Gewurztraminer full of character.

Linsenberg

Val Saint Grégoire en hiver

Val Saint Grégoire

The Pinot Blanc and the Pinot Gris benefit from this appellation common to all winegrowing villages of the Munster valley, which was historically named the “Val Saint Grégoire”.

Val Saint Grégoire