The Schoech family have been winegrowers in Ammerschwihr at the heart of the Alsace vineyard for several generations, passing on their passion for the vine and wine from father to son. Indeed, since 1650 their ancestors have worked as sommeliers, vine nurserymen and wine brokers.
A number of objects displayed in the cellar belonged to these ancestors and testify to the family’s attachment to the land. The grandfather, Léon Schoech was one of the founder members of the famous Saint-Etienne Brotherhood which today still awards the “Sigillés de qualité” quality label. The house in which his wife, Marie-Gilg, daughter of a grape grower, was born has been reconstructed room by room at the Ecomuseum of Haute-Alsace where it represents the typical winegrower’s house.
Surrounded by vines, the estate has lain at the edge of the village since 1971.
The estate was named after Maurice Schoech, a decisive life force in its development. The vines are worked using sustainable farming techniques, in harmony with nature just as they were worked 100 years ago. This technique involves us observing the vines closely and using measured and sustainable practices depending on the predefined objective. The whole domaine is in organic farming since the vintage 2014.
Domaine Maurice Schoech & Fils pictures