A rich and storied history dating back to the creation of the distillery in 1874, our Master Distillers and Master Infusers have been perfecting their art for over 140 years. The unique formulas and flavors are deeply rooted in the history of the region and its people. Alsace is like no other place in the world. Open a bottle from Wolfberger and you will begin to understand.
Wolfberger (pronounced Wolf-bear-ZJAY…it rhymes with s'il vous plaît) is one of the most revered wineries and distilleries in Alsace. The history of the distillery dates back to 1874. The original wine cooperative was founded in 1902, a group of dedicated winemakers banded together to share their passion and knowledge with a common goal — creating the highest quality wines and spirits. They set up their cellars in Eguisheim and Dambach-la-Ville, and set about perfecting three different crafts: making Alsatian wine, producing Alsatian sparkling wines, and distilling eaux-de-vie (different brandies) and liqueurs of Alsace. This cooperative would become Wolfberger winery and distillery.
The founding winegrowers invested in 36 oak casks from Hungary, with a total capacity of 5,000 hectoliters or 132,085 US gallons. The size of these barrels, over 3600 gallons each, made it possible to generate slow and measured oxygenation, a characteristic beneficial to the wine. These giant casks are still in use at Wolfberger for aging certain wines of each vintage.
Today, Wolfberger owns over 10% of the vineyards in Alsace, and hundreds of acres of orchards. They produce award-winning crémants, eaux-de-vies, and of course, an extraordinary line of amers.
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