Domaine Frey-Sohler, One of the Greatest Wineries in Alsace
Damien and Nicolas Sohler grow 29 hectares of vines, extending over the communal appellation “Scherwiller” and on the Rittersberg terroir, at the foot of the majestic Ortenbourg Castle, which watches over this magnificent vineyard. The Domaine Frey-Sohler produces different varieties of Alsace, from Sylvaner to Gewurztraminer, as well as the “Scherwiller” (Riesling), the Rittersberg wines, the Grand Cru Frankstein Alsace, Late Harvest, and Grains Nobles Selections. Domaine Frey-Sohler, located near Strasbourg, tells the story of several generations closely linked to the terroir and spectacular Alsatian wines.
The Medieval Vineyard of Domaine Frey-Sohler
Domaine Frey-Sohler sells wines from the Sohler family vineyard exclusively which sits on the ban of the municipality of Scherwiller. The soil comes from a granite outcropping that allows the water to filter and which retain heat. From the Middle Ages, the reputation of Frankstein exceeded the limits of Dambach-la-Ville. Many lordships, bishops, and abbeys held to own their vineyard, such as the Unterlinden Abbey of Colmar and the bishop of Strasbourg in 1320.
Taste Unique Wines at Domaine Frey-Sohler
Since July 2008, it is possible to vist the cellar and taste the first Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Frankstein in the history of the winery. It is famously known as “A bottle of wine” that promises to be exceptional, from a unique terroir in an outstanding vintage such as 2007. Grand Cru Frankstein has been awarded the Gold Medal at the Gewurztraminer World Competition.