Domaine Weinbach

33.(0)3.89.47.13.21 25, Route du Vin
Kientzheim, 68240
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At the foot of the majestic Schlossberg hill in Alsace stands one of the finest estates in all of France. Domaine Weinbach is run with consummate skill and total dedication by Colette Faller and her two daughters, Catherine and Laurence. In the words of Robert Parker, “Colette and her daughter Laurence... pushed Weinbach to the pinnacle of Alsace’s qualitative pyramid.” Domaine Weinbach was established by the Order of Capuchin monks in 1612. The “Clos des Capucins” vineyard surrounds the domaine; the prestigious “Schlossberg” vineyard (the first terroir in Alsace to receive the status of Grand Cru), the Grand Cru “Furstentum”, and the adjacent “Altenbourg” vineyard rise above the clos. The domaine has 62 acres of vineyards in the heart of Kayserberg’s hills and valleys. During the French Revolution, Domaine Weinbach was sold as a national property. In 1898, Théodore Faller and his brother Jean-Baptiste purchased the Domaine and five hectares of vineyards and left it to their son and nephew, Théo. Since 1979, the estate has been run by Théo’s widow, Colette Faller, and recently their daughter Laurence took over the winemaking, with Catherine as marketing director. Read more »

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  • This is the pic that broke my post. The CFO shot this of our group departing ... ... from our last tasting at Domaine Weinbach between Kientzheim and Kaysersberg.I had to edit it enough to get it under 4.5 Mb which looks like the magic numbe Read More

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  • Yesterday was Kientzheim day. I looked into renting a car for a day trip, ... I had previously scoped out Domaine Weinbach. We didn't have a lot of time before the last bus so we did a bit of a speed tasting, pinot gris, blanc, gewurtz, riesling and a late harvest riesling. These were all some of the best wines we tasted during this trip. Thes... Read More

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  • I'm starting this thread in order to drop a few notes and pics of the wine related portions of our Alsace trip. We're here with two other couples and although we have consumed a fair amount only a small portion of this trip is centered on wine. The first problem we encountered was the lack of rental cars due to the railway workers strike. We hir... Read More

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  • My first five would be:Domaine Zind-HumbrechtMaison TrimbachHugel & FilsDomaine WeinbachThe two branches of the Beyer family, Emile Beyer and Leon BeyerThe first three are essential, having been the prestige of the region for generations, and the maison that built the Alsatian rep as much as all the other houses combined. The fourth is a nice ch... Read More

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  • Every year around this time we all begin to trot out our picks for the ... day ... ... day feast!  2011 Domaine Weinbach Riesling Reserve Personnelle Clos des Capucins Alsace 13.5% $25 Complex and inviting on the nose where subtle orange rind, almond, wild flower and creamy peach aromas are deftly woven together. Bright and rather effusive on... Read More

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  • Domaine Weinbach Riesling Reserve Personelle 2011

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    Complex and inviting on the nose where subtle orange rind, almond, wild flower and creamy peach aromas are deftly woven together. Bright and rather effusive on entry, theres a nice mineral note up front followed by bright if subtle peach and lemon flavors all layered over dried grass and pressed flowers aromas with a hint of honeycomb on the bac... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Domaine Weinbach Riesling Reserve Personelle 2011

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  • Domaine Weinbach Pinot Gris Alsace Aoc Vendanges Tardives Altenbourg 2010

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  • Here a video of my visit to a tasting of the wines of Albert Mann, with tasters from all around the world, professionals and sommeliers including celebrated cheese maker Bernard Antony. I really liked the Rieslings at Albert Mann most. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMlKv0vdFys Read More

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  • Artisan Wines Pure Rosé Frizzante 2012

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    Happily sparkling, notes of strawberries, dark ripe elder, black berries and a hint of coconuts, rhubarb sorbet, fruity and light, flowery, hints of violets, lavender and lilac, a raspberry-strawberry-mix on the palate with rose hips in the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Franz Schneider


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