Domaine Meyer-Fonné dates back three generations with Felix Meyer taking over the cellar from his father in 1992. Having first modernised the equipment in the winery, then developing export sales, Félix is now expanding the family holdings in many of Alsace’s great vineyard sites. Today, he works 15 hectares over seven different communes, including five in notable Grand Cru locations.
What makes Meyer-Fonné wines so special ? “Our vineyards are now mostly located on the hillsides, so the historic part of the Alsatian vineyards”, says Félix. Only about 25% of the current holdings of 14 hectares of vines are located in the valley floor and are exclusively planted with either Pinot Blanc or Auxerrois.
All the noble grape varieties, however, are cultivated in historic vineyards in the hillsides, which give predominantly dry and nervy, terroir-driven wines full of expression and mineral tension. There are no less than five Grand Cru vineyardsKaefferkopf, Wineck-Schlossberg, Sporen, Furstentum and Schoenenbourg—that are organically farmed and cultivated and they all give deep, racy and firmly structured wines that intermix ripe fruit flavors and seductive textures with a vital and mineral backbone.