Office de tourisme de Guebwiller - Alsace

The Guebwiller vineyard

Vue d'ensemble du vignoble de Guebwiller , Crédit: Domaines Sclumberger
"The Guebwiller vineyard has a unique characteristic look in Alsace. Defying a coarse topography, generations of winemakers competed with ingenuity to cultivate these invaluable vineyards: stairs in stones to move from one terrace to another, half-moon stones, crossed by a wooden peg to plant a last vine below the low wall, inserting vines horizontally...
All these efforts are rose by the search for a wine of exceptional quality in a harsh land with poor and sandy soil.

The phylloxera crisis, accentuated in Alsace by the change in nationality of the region, resulted in a drop of the vine in Guebwiller by smallholders. Coming from a family of industrialists, Ernest Schlumberger (1885-1954) acquired relentlessly the abandoned plots and replanted them horizontally and terraced the overall vineyards, thereby creating the largest domaine in Alsace (all in one block)."
Type of site to visit
massif / colline / sites emblematiques
Package visits offered
Free visit, Guided tour for individuals with reservation, Guided tour for groups with reservation
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