Origin

The Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Domaine Zind Humbrecht was created in 1959 through the amalgamation of the Humbrecht family vineyards in Gueberschwihr and the Zind family vineyards in Wintzenheim.  Prior to 1959, both families produced and sold their wines under their respective names.

After taking over the reins from Léonard and Geneviève Humbrecht in 1989, the Domaine is today run by Olivier and Margaret Humbrecht.

Winegrowing is a tradition in the Humbrecht family that has been passed down from father to son since the 30 Year War in 1620. Canon Barth, an historian of Alsatian wine, recounts that the Humbrecht family was a tenant of the Marbach Abbey vineyards near Gueberschwihr in the 18th century.  However, it was only in 1947 that the Humbrecht family began producing, vinifying and selling their wines under the Humbrecht name.

Domaine Zind Humbrecht today comprises of 41.1 hectares of vines, spread out over the following 6 communes:

  • 5.5ha Thann
  • 6.0ha Hunawihr
  • 2.2ha Gueberschwihr
  • 7.3ha Wintzenheim
  • 19.8ha Turckheim
  • 0.3ha Niedermorschwihr

After many years’ experience with these terroirs, we are able to assign the different Alsatian grape varieties to our specific soils and mesoclimates, respecting the specificity of each cru. This also explains the complexity of the composition of grape varieties and the diversity of wine styles possible within a commune.

The Domaine produces wines from the following Grand Cru classified terroirs:

BRAND in Turckheim, HENGST in Wintzenheim, GOLDERT in Gueberschwihr, RANGEN DE THANN in Thann and in 2010 the Domaine was presented with an opportunity to acquire a small parcel of 0.32ha in the Grand Cru SOMMERBERG in Niedermorschwihr.

Wines from specific lieux-dits include the CLOS WINDSBUHL in Hunawihr, HEIMBOURG, CLOS JEBSAL and HERRENWEG in Turckheim, CLOS HAUSERER and ROTENBERG in Wintzenheim.

Our parcels which are either too small or not classified within these lieux-dit or Grand Cru vineyard sites are used for our “village” level or AOC Alsace wines.

Our annual production varies between 10 000 and 18 000 cases, with an average production of about 16 000 cases. Between 75 and 85% of our wines are exported.

Since 1992, the cellar and offices of Domaine Zind Humbrecht are situated at Route de Colmar, outside Turckheim in the heart of the Herrenweg de Turckheim vineyards.