The Kuentz winery, a family winery since 1680, is located in the small village of Pfaffenheim, twelve kilometers south of Colmar, the capital of Alsace wines. They own approximately eight hectares of vineyards. The vines are located in four different villages: Pfaffenheim, Gueberschwihr, Rouffach and Herrlisheim. Romain and Etiennette Kuentz, the parents, along with their son Michel and his wife Odile, work together in the vineyard and administration. Their daughter Valerie who has been living in Canada for thirteen years, also works in the wine business. Proud to be part of the 'Vigneron Indépendant' organization for more than 20 years, its logo is proudly displayed on each of the winery’s bottle!
The family produces the typical range of the best Alsace wines: Pinot Blanc, Muscat, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. The Grand Cru Steinert is produced only with Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. A Riesling Grand Cru Steinert has been planted and will be ready in just over five years! Vendanges Tardives (late harvest) and Sélection de Grains Nobles are produced only in best years. At the Kuentz winery, everything is made to encourage sustainable development: recycling of cardboard, paper, plastic and glass. The vineyard is all cultivated with grass and a very low volume of pesticides is used. During the entire vinification process intervention is reduced to a minimum. Grape pomace is collected, then spread back into the vineyard.