Our wine estate.
A family business, created in 1977 under the impetus of grandfather Yves Hertzog, which has been under sustainable management since 1987 with Sylvain, his son, who is concerned about the qualitative development of production and its impact on the environment. It has been going on for three generations now, filled with pride in sharing their production of Alsace wines, and it continues now with Florian, the son-in-law. Present for more than 10 years in the vineyards and in the cellar, it is now him who perpetuates since 2019 the elaboration of the vintages and the reception in the cellar with enthusiasm in the respect of the know-how, the values and the brand image of the domain.
Our estate has plots of vines divided between the 7 classic grape varieties of Alsace Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Gewurztraminer. This allows us to offer a wide range of surprising, authentic and fruity Alsace wines: from traditional (but not so formalized) to fresh and aromatic wines, through gastronomic wines to satisfy all tastes.
Not forgetting the Late Harvest, the Grains Nobles and our blended wines such as the Crémants and our Edelzwicker.
You can find them all available on the online shop as well as for direct sale at the cellar.
"There are two things that benefit from aging: good wine and friends"
To know us better?
All our wines come from the appellation Vins d'Alsace AOC (appellation d'origine contrôlée) and are produced from vines in the vicinity of the village and the estate, which receive all the necessary attention throughout the seasons. For years we have been giving them all our know-how and attention on the estate thanks to a vinification in stainless steel vats resulting from a quality pneumatic pressing as well as a mastery of the fermentations. These are necessary assets to allow the terroir and the grape varieties to express themselves fully.
Beyond the vines, our high standards and our passion continue in the cellar. It is a place where we attach great importance in terms of care and precaution to create choice Alsatian wines in order to highlight the Alsatian terroir and viticulture of which we are very proud.
Philosophy, grape varieties and our terroir.
Since 1983, the entire estate has been grassed every other row to promote greater water retention and soil richer in mineral elements. We limit organic inputs to the strict needs of the land.
The vines are worked in reasoned struggle, for the sake of the environment and the quality of our wines. The rows of vines are replanted more spaced to allow more sun to penetrate and allow better ripening of the bunches. Thus the old vines are "alternated" with a row out of three uprooted for the same reasons.
We are even very fortunate to have vines on the "Bildstoecklé" terroir.
It is a place called which extends over 28 hectares (including about 3 hectares for our domain) at an altitude between 225 and 321m. It is characterized by a soil marked by limestone and richly endowed with iron, prolonged sunshine and very favorable ventilation. Largely dominated by the Gewurztraminer and Riesling grape varieties, the hillside seems favorable for Pinot Noir, which particularly appreciates this type of soil. We treat our vines there in the Grands Crus production rules.
Where are we located?
Our cellar is located in Herrlisheim Vignoble, adjoining Obermorschwihr on the wine route, south of Colmar Capital of Wines of Alsace. Established since Roman times, the Obermorschwihr vineyard is very well known thanks to the richness of its terroirs (soils rich in seabed, sediments) and its micro climate which protects the vines.