History of Domaine Zind-humbrecht

History of Domaine Zind-humbrecht
The Domaine Zind-Humbrecht has been created in 1959 by the union of the family owned properties of Zénon Humbrecht, winegrower at Gueberschwihr and of Emile Zind, winegrower in Wintzenheim. Before this date each of our families were producing and selling their wines under their own name.

Winegrower from father to son since the Thirty Years war in Europe (1620) the Humbrecht family has long winemaking traditions. Today Léonard and Ginette, as well, as Olivier and Margaret Humbrecht are working together at the Domaine.

Chanoine Barth, historian of Alsace wines, recalls that the Humbrecht family was already renting vineyards from the Abbaye of Marbach, near Gueberschwihr, in the 18th century. However, we only started to bottle our wines in 1947. Since then, we have only produced grapes from our own vineyards, making the wine and selling it under our own label.

Today the Domaine Zind-Humbrecht has 40 hectares of vineyards located in five different villages in the Haut- Rhin :

THANN 5.5 ha
HUNAWIHR 6.2 ha
GUEBERSCHWIHR 2.4 ha
WINTZENHEIM 8.3 ha
TURCKHEIM 18.0 ha

After many years of experience, it was possible to consecrate certain Alsace grape varieties to certain specific soil types and micro-climate.
Our Grands Crus :
BRAND
HENGST
GOLDERT
RANGEN Clos St Urbain TURCKHEIM
WINTZENHEIM
GUEBERSCHWIHR
THANN
Our Single-Vineyards:
CLOS WINDSBUHL
HEIMBOURG
CLOS JEBSAL
HERRENWEG
CLOS HAUSERER
ROTENBERG HUNAWIHR
TURCKHEIM
TURCKHEIM
TURCKHEIM
WINTZENHEIM
WINTZENHEIM

Our annual production varies between 10000 and 18000 cases of wine. Between 75% and 85% of the volume is being exported.

In September 1992, we inaugurated our new cellars and offices located in the Herrenweg vineyard.