Hubert & Heidi Hausherr own 4 hectares in southern Alsace, around Eguisheim. Hubert inherited the vines and winery from his father. At that time, the wine was all sold to the cooperative. In 2000, they made the big decisions: stop poisoning their land, their future and their children with pesticides and herbicides, start making natural wine. Since 2000, they are farming entirely by hand, biodynamically, with the help of their draft horse, Skippy.
All wines since 2000 have been made with zero oenological entrants, and more and more towards zero SO2 at any stage. Wines are pressed in an old wooden vertical basket press, and have a distinct oxidative note, which adds depth and interest. Hubert believes that the previous generations understood the land better, always planting mixed varieties in the same field. The true heritage of Alsace, he says, is the field blend, where multiple varieties grow together, are harvested together and ferment together. Thus Hubert now makes all of his wines from single terroirs, not single varieties. These wines depart from the common. Àchdong!
CERTIFIED ORGANIC/BIODYNAMIC (AB & DEMETER).
Sans Pretention / 2014 - AOC Alsace (Gewurtz / Riesling / etc.)
Sunngass / 2012 - AOC Alsace (Riesling / Pinot Gris)
Le Jardin Là Haut / 2013 - AOC Alsace (Riesling / Gewurtz)
Vague à l’ âme / 2006 - AOC Alsace (Semi Dry Riesling)