Our specialities Rouge dOttrott and Klevener de Heiligenstein
Our Collections personnelles In this wine family, in addition to the typicity of the grape variety, we seek terroir characteristics with a restriction of the growing area to the village or the parcel. In this case, the letter following the grape variety identifies the reference. These wines are more concentrated and complex. They also offer a longer aging capacity, requiring sometimes a little more patience before you can enjoy their full maturity.
Our grands crus These are our top terroir wines ; they benefit from historical acknowledgement and approval, to which we add stringent specific production rules.
These are classical Alsace wines typical of the vintage and varietal, however without seeking a terroir complexity. They are a blend of of grapes (of the same variety, of course) gathered on different slopes ; the criterium of selection being their maturity and healthy state solely. They receive our utmost care in order to produce pleasant, dry, fruity and straight wines typical of their variety and vintage year.
Charles WANTZ in Barr is a long-established family business; it has been producing wine in the Barr area since 1563 and still controls this prestigious business today. One of their ancestors introduced and adapted to local climate and soil conditions the famous "Klevener de Heiligenstein" plants.
The present generation is composed of Erwin and Eliane MOSER-WANTZ who took over the company's destiny in the 1980s and have developed exports to 25 countries. Numerous investments have secured a sound development and modernisation of the entreprise while respecting the family traditions. Wantz wines are currently found on the menus of a number of prestigious restaurants, thus acknowledging and consecrating their quality at an international level.