Our Terroir

The Eguisheim vineyard is located at the northern tip of the Rouffach-Guebwiller fracture field, close to where the Vosges and Rhein faults meet. The tectonic discharges were more numerous than elsewhere, running from west to east over short distances, hence the importance of the alluvial cones in this mainly limestone sector.

Limestone is considered inseparable from the creation of the grands crus. It brings the finesse and delicacy that we seek in our wines, as well as an unmistakable touch of salinity. Even though Eguisheim is a real mosaic of terroirs, our plots are mainly located on the limestone hillsides.

The Beyer family has historically been very well established in the Grands Crus of Pfersigberg and Eichberg, which today represent a third of our surface area of vines planted. In their immediate vicinity are the lieux-dits Premiers Crus Hohrain, Sundel and Saint Jacques. Each terroir, through our organic viticultural practices, reveals its subtlety and uniqueness.

The climate

The estate's vineyards benefit from exceptional weather conditions. The Vosges Mountains block the clouds coming from the West and create a specific microclimate. Eguisheim, at the foot of the Three Castles, is thus one of the driest vineyards in France (with only about 500 mm of water per year).

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