Hugel & Fils
Hugel & Fils - Primum Familiae Vini from the beautiful Riquewhir
No other family from Alsace has influenced Alsatian winegrowing for as long as the family Hugel from Riquewhir for centuries. When the German lands of the Thirty Years' War were, they were in the possession of Hans Ulrich Hugel. Not long after the acquisition of his civil rights, he became the guild elder of the vines in the hierarchy of the Renaissance town - undoubtedly one of the most important positions within the community of the then still Würtemberg Reichenweier.
Viticulture was in the region around Rique Whiron for 2000 years, but above all in the Middle Alsace shone with the highest quality wines in Europe. They were good export hits, was the proximity to the Rhine - the main main trading route in Europe - favored. The prosperity that wine brings with it can also be seen in the cityscape of the villages south of Strasbourg. Representative buildings such as the house, of which Hans Ulrich Hugel acquired, are still to be found and make Riquewhir one of the most beautiful villages in France (Plus beaux villages de France). During the Renaissance, during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, there was a strong increase in the demand for the Aesas vineyard in the centuries to come. Wars and revolutions contributed to the decline of the reputation and the other regions of the kingdom of today back to the vacancy at the top of the wine producers.
Rooted in Riquewhir for 12 generations
Since the time of Hans Ulrich Hugels and his son of the same name, Hugel & Fils' wine production has always been in the hands of his sons. More than 370 years of experience in the vineyard is also reflected in the constantly growing ambition of the Hugels. At the beginning of the 20th century, Emil Hugel, together with the other winegrowers of Alsace, founded the wine cellar. His son Jean Hugel led the company to the top of the region and his sons Georges, André and Jean are responsible for the fact that the quality classifications "Vendanges Tardives" and "Sélection de Grains Nobles" have been reintroduced into French wine legislation. For generations of ambition, the success and good reputation of the family-owned company, Hugel & Fils has led to the eleven selected Primum Familiae Vini.
More information about Hugel & Fils
|Company Name:||Hugel & Fils|
|Street:||3 Rue de la premiére armée F|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+33 (0)3 89 47 92 15|
|Fax:||+33 (0)3 89 49 00 10|
|Year of Incorporation:||1639|
|Vineyard Area:||25 Hektar|