Winery of the Week: Domaine Weinbach
March 08, 2013
Purchased by the Faller family in 1898, Domaine Weinbach has been run by Colette Faller and her two daughters, Laurence, the winemaker, and Catherine, the winery’s marketing director, since 1979.
The original, walled-in vineyard, “Clos des Capucins,” was established by the Order of Capuchin monks in 1612 and is the spiritual heart of the estate – along with vineyard property in the Altenbourg, Furstentum and Schlossberg (the latter being the first terroir to receive Grand Cru status). The Domaine has 62 acres of vineyards in the heart of Kayserberg’s scenic hills and valleys, and received its organic and biodynamic certification in 2010.
Domaine Weinbach’s wines are lauded for their balance, finesse, intensity and concentration - a result of limiting yields in the vineyard. Each Riesling has its own distinct personality—ranging from intense and dry to the rich and fruit-driven. Domaine Weinbach’s Gewurztraminers— rich, rose-scented and spicy—are among the finest in the world.
For its range, diversity of style and consistent high standards, Domaine Weinbach was named a top 100 Winery of the Year in 2012 by Wine & Spirits magazine.