|General Introduction to the Estate
The Treasures of a wonderful Garden
A mosaic of soils
Because of its complex geology, Alsace has an infinite multitude of combined soil types. Centuries of experience have taught the winegrowers how best to match each vine variety to each type of soil.
Riquewihr : the most noble wines of all the country
From the Middle Ages, Riquewihr was renowned for "the most noble wines of all the country". The Hugel family’s vineyard estates cover more than 25 hectares, exclusively in Riquewihr, and almost half of which are in the Grand Cru zone. No use of fertiliser, low yields, vines averaging thirty years of age, thinning out of excess bunches, and picking always by hand, are all factors which contribute to rigorously high levels of quality.
The finest vineyards of the region
In addition to its own estates, the Hugel family
purchases grapes and grapes alone, from growers under long-term contract,
farming more than 100 hectares. Thanks to the skill of their growers,
a dozen of the best villages of Alsace thereby contribute to the quality
of "Hugel" wines.