OUR BACKGROUND


What led Marc Rinaldi to carry out his project? He wanted to gather the best patches of land, the most talented and committed winegrowers -especially to biodynamic farming-, as well as dedicated and demanding fine wine lovers, around the idea of making and ageing the best possible wines, while bringing out the distinguished and specific character of each and every terroir.

 
 

1930

Martin Schaetzel first bottled his own wines back in the early 1930’s.

1998

Jean Schaetzel set out to convert the estate to first organic and then biodynamic farming and qualified for the French AB (organically-grown grapes) and Biodynamique (biodynamically-grown grapes) certifications.

2015 – 2016

Kirrenbourg sas was founded as a subsidiary of Rinaldi, with a share capital of EUR2.9million (USD3.3million). Grapes grown in the 10 ha (25 acres) of vineyards are now vinified in the brand-new Kientzheim winery. They include 8 hectares (20 acres) of Grands Crus, namely: Schlossberg, Brand, Hengst and Rangen.



Annual average production: 45,000 bottles with 50% of Riesling-based wines.
All sold under the Martin Schaetzel brand.

We are a member of the Alsace Crus et Terroirs (ACT) association.


OUR VALUES

Working the fields in a natural way. Showing grapes respect.


Being proud of what we make.

Keeping our customers happy.

ALL TECHNICAL CHOICES AT DOMAINE MARTIN SCHAETZEL ARE MADE WITH THE AIM TO ENHANCE THE DISTINGUISHED CHARACTER OF THE TERROIR.

BIODYNAMICS AND OUR TERROIRS

Biodynamic farming is the most advanced way to enable vines grow deep while trying to ‘reach the stars’. Vines then bear ‘unique’ grapes expressing their terroir, that will end up in genuine and unrivalled wines.

THREE DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES GETTING TOGETHER

Because wine connoisseurs need to give their trust to a big name committed to making every effort in order to make and enhance very fine wines.