Cave de Hunawihr
The Cave Vinicole de Hunawihr is a co-op based in the heart of the Grand Cru area of Alsace. It was founded in 1954 – the first co-operative in Alsace and the third in the whole of France! Today they have 130 members who work 200 hectares of vineyards, 13 of which are Grand Cru. 80% of the vineyards are in Hunawihr and 20% in neighbouring Riquewihr and Zellenberg. They grow all of the seven Alsatian grape varieties [Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner and Pinot Noir], from which they produce an extensive range of wines, many of which have been awarded gold medals in major wine competitions. The winery was built in the 1950’s by the founding vignerons, who worked in the vineyards by day and on the building by night. The resulting winery is still in use today, creating the opulent wines that Alsace is so famous for: aromatic, floral and spicy wines – a flavour and style that are unmistakably Alsatian!