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18 rue des Trois Châteaux
F-68420 EGUISHEIM
T : +33 (3) 89 41 19 11
F : +33 (3) 89 24 12 85
info@zinck.fr

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Saturday
9 - 12 h / 14 - 18 h
Sunday closed

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From a family that has worked the earth and the vines at Eguisheim for several generations, Paul Zinck created the Zinck Winery in 1964. He started with 2.5 hectares of vines.

From his earliest days, Paul watched his parents, Henri and Anna, produce wine along with their mixed farming. With time, they started a winemaking business entirely separate from the rest; 1955 saw the first bottling. Paul continued to develop the winery, improving the equipment and quality of the production.

In the mid-70s, the winery covered 6 hectares. With the help of his wife, Christiane, Paul set up and launched a serious marketing strategy, creating a sales outlet at the winery and offering wine-tastings of his production. His first attempt at exporting was with activities and wine-tastings in Belgium.

Driven by the same passion as his father, Philippe jointed the winery in 1997 and took over the working of 8 hectares. While respectful of the values of a family-owned business, he managed to create a subtle balance between traditional small-scale methods and new wine-growing and winemaking techniques. His passion for the vines and the earth, combined with his entrepreneurial skills, have brought the winery recognition and, even more, have produced wines with a style unique to the Alsatian countryside.

Today, the winery, headed by Philippe and his wife Pascale, who joined him in 2007, covers 20 hectares and produces three complete ranges of wine, all regularly awarded by the professionals: the Portrait, Terroir and Grands Crus, topped off by the Crémant and Crémant rosé. He exports to around twenty countries.