Winery of the Week: Josmeyer
October 09, 2018
Founded in 1854 by Aloyse Meyer, a restaurant owner-turned wine merchant, Domain Josmeyer is run by the current generation, Celine, and Isabelle, who serve as the respective CEO and winemaker at the estate. Their father, Jean, who died in 2016, was responsible for modernizing the winery, creating the artist series for which the domaine is known, and migrating the production in 2001 to organic and bio-dynamic agriculture.
The 69-acre winery in Wintzenheim, near Colmar, produces terroir-driven wines, focusing on the Brand and Hengst Grand Crus. Riesling (28%), Pinot Blanc (24%) and Pinot Gris (21%) and Gewurztraminer (19%) are the main plantings with the remainder planted with Sylvaner, Muscat and Pinot Noir. In addition to Grands Crus, Josmeyer produces a line of late harvest (Vendages Tardives and SGN). Its “Artist Series” of crisp white wines with distinctive labels is for everyday drinking.