In 1563, the lordship of Kientzheim Schwendi’s castle was destroyed.  He built a new castle which you can find today in Kientzheim. A crenellated wall separates the main street and the castle courtyard.  Organized around the yard, the main building has two wings flanking a turret.  Opposite, an annex houses the Museum of Vineyards and Wines of Alsace.  The castle belongs to the Brotherhood Saint-Etienne, which aims to promote the wines of Alsace.

The Museum of Vineyards and Wines of Alsace is accessible from the courtyard of Schwendi. The Museum of the Vineyards and Wines of Alsace houses collections featuring the work of the winegrower and winemaker. You can see ancient olive presses, barrels of different sizes, vintage cars, the tools needed to work in the vineyards, a still, glass tools and much more.


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