Winery of the Week: Koenig
November 12, 2018
Just outside of Strasbourg lies the Koenig Winery, the first kosher wine cellar in France.
Alsace has a long and rich history of Jewish community—more than 176 synagogues were built in region, with one in nearly every town and village, so, it’s of little surprise that the tradition of fine wine would include the kosher category.
Koenig has produced a wide range of wines since 1960, including Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Crémant d’Alsace, as well as late-harvest wines. The winery also produces special cuvees such as old vine sylvaner, and fruit brandies. Wines certified kosher are made under the supervision of the ConsistoryBeth-Din of Strasbourg, a kosher regulatory council.
Located in Dambach-la-Ville, lying northwest of Sélestat on the eastern slopes of the Vosges mountains, Koenig practices responsible viticulture with low yields. The wines are known for reflecting their terroirs.
Koenig is open for tastings and tours by reservation.