Maison Gustave Lorentz- Winery with the Beautiful setup in Bergheim
Maison Gustave Lorentz was established in 1836 in Bergheim and has been in the winemaking business for seven generations now. Gustave Lorentz became a winegrower near the end of the 19th century, and at that time, the Alsace wines were also used as a blend in German wines. His son, Charles Lorentz, entered the winery and came up with modern and revolutionary ideas. He even developed the vineyards on the slopes of Bergheim and sourced grapes from the best growers of the region. Later on, more estates were bought, and a beautiful setup was in place to make the best wines in the region.
Conversion to Organic Agriculture
When Georges Lorentz took over the winery, they had 32 hectares of vineyards and sourced grapes grown on the 120 hectares of Bergheim terroir. The vineyard started the conversion to organic agriculture in 2009, and in 2012, they got the Organic certification from Ecocert. This helps them make natural wines and preserve the environment. The qualities of their wines are brought forward because of the relationship between the microclimate and soil of the region. The terroir is perfect for growing, high-quality grapes.
Main Grape Varieties
The staff passionately develop the vineyards in the 2 Grand Crus of Bergheim, Kanzlerberg, and Altenberg. The main grape varieties grown here include Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Muscat, and Gewurztraminer. These are used to make red, white, rose, and sparkling wines.
The Lorentz family makes outstanding Riesling wines and is a great ambassador for Alsace wines worldwide.
Gustave Lorentz winery also export wines to 60 countries and earn 50% of their profit from exports.