The history of the Domaine Sylvie Spielmann is linked to the old gypsum quarry, which was mined by my family for more than a century. During the Crimean War, my grandfather observed how plaster was made out of gypsum there. He had seen similar stone in Bergheim, so he decided to start mining it. His initiative was soon copied as no less than six plaster mills sprung up in the area last century.” Initially, the mines were above ground, then underground tunnels descending as far as 50 metres below the surface were dug. The Spielmann family was the last to continue operating their quarry, and in parallel, the second generation started winegrowing.
Today, gypsum continues to leave its mark on the Domaine’s character , as the 8 hectares of vines stretch essentially around the old quarry, which today has been filled in and planted over with vines. Building on the Domaine’s strong identity, Sylvie Spielmann, who is always eager to learn, discover and understand new concepts , has made it her mission to create very fine wines from this special terroir – and she makes no compromises on the quality.