The history of winemaking in Alsace began with the Roman Conquest. During the Middle Ages, wine production was primarily sponsored by wealthy abbeys and powerful bishops.
Between the 17th and 19th centuries, successive wars had a devastating impact on wine production, which remained stagnant until the post-war economic boom years.
This economic upturn paved the way for Alsatian wines that are today world-renowned.
Alsace is the only wine region in France where the wine bears the name of the grape varietal from which it is made. Alsace is particularly well-known for the richness and diversity of its soil, and what is described in France as “terroir,” a concept that combines geography and microclimate. In fact, it is common to find up to 4 or 5 different types of soil within a single parcel of land.