LA CAVE DE RIBEAUVILLÉ
FRANCE / ALSACE
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.
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