Château d'Orschwihr

+33 3 89 74 25 00 Place de l'Eglise
Orschwir, 68500
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The history of the Château d'Orschwihr goes back to the beginning of the Xl th century. Pope Léon IX of Eguisheim stayed here in 1049 during the consecration of the church of the next town. During the 13th century, the Château became property of the Habsburgs. In 1513, it was bought by the bishopric of Strasbourg, and later by local nobility. The current owners purchased it in 1854, after the revolution. In 1934, the whole castle was damaged by a fire. It was partially rebuilt in 1936. The view above dates from 1857, it is a lithography by Rothmuller. The domaine has been continuously expanding since 1986, to reach the current 23 hectares spread over 7 communes, including 2.5 ha on five Grand Crus: the Rangen, Kitterlé, Kessler, Pfingstberg and Kitterlé. It includes also vineyards on famous "terroirs" like the Bollenberg, the Hueben and the Enchenberg, the later being a monopole. The Château d'Orschwihr owns its vineyards and has total control over the yields, thus guaranteeing an exceptional aromatic Read more »

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