France, Alsace


La Cave

In 1895 Alsace was appendixed by the German Reich, cutting off the vineyards of Ribeauvilléfrom France and its wine lovers. Hence, a group of winegrowers decided to band together and founded the CAVE DE RIBEAUVILLÉ, which is the oldest wine cooperative in France.

The Vineyard

Today the Cave’s vineyards cover 655 acres on a patchwork of soil types, with 110 member dedicated to the principles of winemaking and wine marketing. The cooperative produces all 7 of the classic Alsace varietals, and is also the owner of 8 Grands Cru, as well as the unique jewel of a vineyard, Clos du Zahnacker


The Winemaking Philosophy

The Cave operates under a unique Quality Charter, created in 2001 and signed by all the winegrowers, which calls for 100% parcel traceability, strict yield control and total organic or sustainable farming. The harvest is done 100% by hand

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