Anne et Marc Wassler
The Wassler family has made wine in the Alsatian town of Blienschwiller for seven generations. Matthieu, the seventh generation Wassler, went to winemaking school with Paul in Burgundy.
The Wasslers farm four terroirs: "Pfilntz" is a south-facing, clay-limestone soil vineyard that produces Riesling; "Fronholz" is a classic Alsatian terroir with low yields and evening sunshine that produces fine Pinot Gris and ample and delicious Gewürztraminers; Grand Cru Winzenberg is a granitic terroir that produces pure mineral Rieslings; and finally Grand Cru Frankstein, also granitic, with shallow, stony soils that produce structured and acidic wines.
The estate produces young, dry wines to express fruit and flower aromas, and old-vine wines that are from single terroirs, including the two Grand-Crus. They also produce traditional Crémants de Alsace that are crisp, dry and delicious.