The geology of the Alsatian vineyard is a real mosaic, from granite to limestone, passing through clay, schist, sandstone; this great variety of soils, occupying an area of about 15500 hectares, is favourable to the blossoming of numerous grape varieties. The imprint of the terroir gives Alsace wines that extra bit of soul, a touch that is both singular and complex.
Gueberschwihr is located in the southern part of the Alsatian wine road and benefits from the proximity of the microclimate of Colmar (the city with the least rainfall in France). Our village is situated in the heart of an amphitheatre facing south/south-east with:
The name "Goldert" can be explained by the golden colour of its wines, which are appreciated by gourmets; outside the borders too, their reputation placed them among the best in terms of quality, bouquet and strength.
As early as 750, the village of Gueberschwihr appeared to be a wine-producing area of great renown. From the Middle Ages to the Revolution, the bishoprics of Basel and Strasbourg, the parish of Gueberschwihr as well as abbeys near and far, owned vines at the place called Goldert.