Winery of the Week: Boeckel
May 14, 2018
The Boeckel’s family tree has roots in Alsace dating to the 16th century, but it wasn’t until 1853 that the family began the wine business for which it’s known today. Centered in Mittelbergheim and the neighboring villages of Andlau, Barr and Eichhoffen, the winery covers nearly 55 acres and produces a range of terroir-driven wines, including Grand Crus in Zotzenberg and Wiebelsberg.
Traditional in mindset, but innovative in practice, fifth-generation winemaker-brothers Jean-Daniel and Thomas Boeckel have renovated the centuries-old cellars, converted to organic viticulture and have expanded their export markets. In addition to two lines of AOC wines made from six of Alsace’s white varieties, the Boeckels produce Crémant, late-harvest wines, and Pinot Noir Les Terres Rouges, which they liken to “the best parcels of Burgundy’s Côte de Nuit.”