Winegrower's portrait


On the road of wines, in the heart of the vineyard of Alsace, is located the peaceful village of Orschwihr, home to the Braun family.

At the top of the unusual hill of Bollenberg, the chapel peaks and overlooks this village. All around extends the family vineyard in the prestigious terroirs of Pfingstberg, Bollenberg et Lippelsberg.

In 1960, Camille Braun decided to stop polyculture to focus on the most beautiful of all, viticulture. 27 years later, he entrusted the responsibility of the estate to his children, Christophe et Marie-Laure.

Today, the vines extend to the village of "Uffholtz", birthplace of Chantal, the wife of Christopher. The 30 plots are cultivated biodynamically and the 8 grape varieties are vinified separately in various containers (vats, barrels, casks or porcelain jar) according to the terroirs of origin.

The estate's wines express themselves with a great honesty and a perfect balance.

Domain's presentation

Family estate since 1583

Location : Orschwihr, in the south of Alsace region

Area : 14 hectares around Orschwihr, Bergholtz-Zell, Soultzmatt, Rouffach, Uffholtz and Ammerschwihr

3 Grands Crus : Pfingstberg (grès), Lippelsberg (calcaire) et Kaefferkopf (granites)

1 hill called Bollenberg with 3 slopes planted with vines under 3 expositions (Sud, sud-ouest andsud-est).

Use of the vineyard : organic farming (écocert 2008) with biodynamic method (demeter 2017) - horses to work the grand cru Pfingstberg - sheeps during the winter - manual harvest

Grapes : Chasselas et Sylvaner 4% - Pinot-Gris 19 % - Pinot Blanc et Auxerrois 14 % - Gewurztraminer 23 % - Riesling 16 % - Pinot Noir 15 % - Muscat 4% - Chardonnay 4 % - complentation 1 % (Buchrod and its 7 cépages)

Agriculture Bio - BIOtiful wines Demeter - BIOtiful wines

Press review and awards

Decanter, Wine Enthusiast, TOP 100 Wine Geographic 2016 (crémant rosé), Le monde, Guide Hachette, Revue des Vins de France, Le Point, Concours des Riesling du Monde, Concours des Pinot Gris du Monde, Concours des Gewurztraminer du Monde, Sigillé Confrérie St Etienne, Concours National des Crémants.