Frederic Mochel Wine Estate, Making Wines Since 1669
The Frederic Mochel wine estate is situated around 20 km west of Strasbourg between the Bruche and Mossig valleys. Since 1669, the Mochel family lives in the small village of Traenheim in the middle of La Courrone d’Or vineyard. The independent business harvests grapes, make wines, bottle the wines, and sell the wines at their estate without any outside help or interference. Their distinct wines reflect the complex qualities of their gifted terroir and grape varietals. The old wine press at the estate dates back to 1669. In 1967, the estate began making only wines and stopped animal husbandry. In 2001, Frederic’s son, Guillaume, succeeded his father. While respecting the family values and traditions, he breathed new life into the estate with the latest technology and modern equipment for winemaking.
Perfect Terroir for Making Wines
Traenheim is close to the renowned Grand Cru Altenberg from Begbieten. The terroir of the region is perfect for the cultivation of vines. The soil, microclimate, temperature, and rainfall in the region help to grow high-quality grapes. The estate is working on organic conversion and getting the High Environmental Value certification. The natural methods help to preserve the environment and the health of vines for future use. The main grape varieties that grow in their vineyards are Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, and Gewurztraminer. These grapes are used to make their natural red, white, sparkling, and dessert wines. Their organic methods allow the wines to retain their natural fruity taste and have a strong structure and aroma.