The Dopff family has operated this winery for 13 generations. Today, three generations work side-by-side.
Aside from award-winning wines, Dopff’s claim to fame was pioneering now-common Crémant d’Alsace. In the early 1900’s, Julien Dopff attended a seminar on Champagne-making and decided to give it a try with Alsatian wine. After training for two years in Epernay, heart of the Champagne region, he brought his skills back home and was an instant success. Today, crémant is one of the most beloved beverages in the Alsace region.
Dopff has over 70 hectares of vineyard, most in the grand cru area situated around Riquewihr. The grapes grow at 300 meters at the foot of the lower Vosges on the south-facing slopes of the Shoenenbourg. The mountains shelter the grapes from the bitter north winds and the rain from the west. These conditions are particularly ideal for growing Riesling, which is among Dopff’s most spectacular varietals.
2 av Jacques Preiss, Riquewihr, France
Tasting room hours: 8:00–noon & 2:00-6:00 M-F, 9:00-noon & 2:00-6:00 weekends