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Domaine Stentz-Buecher, Wettolsheim

Domaine Stentz-Buecher, Wettolsheim
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The Winery

Domaine Stentz-Buecher is to be found in the small village of Wettolsheim, close to Colmar, and is in the middle of the Alsace Wine Route.

The winery has 13 hectares of vines, all of which are organically certified and cultivated with the utmost respect and love of the surrounding environment. The winery’s philosophy is to let the vines develop and the wine age as naturally as possible, with the minimum of interference.

All the different types of Alsace wines are made at Domaine Stentz-Buecher, and as with many of the region’s winemakers, the winery’s vineyards are scattered around in Wettolsheim and the terroir of neighbouring villages. One of the main plots can be found in the excellent Rosenberg vineyard, and it is here that your adopted vines are located. The rich clay limestone soil helps produce intense, flowery wines that last on the palate.

Domaine Stentz-Buecher’s wines regularly feature in the main French wine guides such as the renowned French wine magazine La Revue du Vin de France, where the winery saw their Gewurztraminer Rosenberg selected as one of the best wines of the 2016 vintage. The 2020 Bettane+Desseauve wine guide chose three 2017 wines.  The Pinot Gris Rosenberg, the wine chosen for the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience, the Gewurztraminer Rosenberg, and the Reisling Steingrubler Grand Cru.  Domaine Stentz-Buecher was also mentioned in the Guide Carité des bonnes adresses du vin bio et biodynamique (good addresses for organic and biodynamic wines). 

Adopt a vine at Domaine Stentz-Buecher and get involved in making your own wine with the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience


Located between the river Rhine and the Vosges mountains, and at the Swiss and German borders, Alsace offers a diverse landscape of plains, forests, valleys, peaks and of course, vineyards.  Alsace is also famous for its numerous picturesque timber-framed villages.

Alsace is France’s largest white wine region, offering a great range of different styles of wine from dry crisp wines, fruity and aromatic wines to sweet wines.  The wines are labelled according to the grape varietal with Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner and Gewurztraminer being the principal vines grown.

In the shelter of the Vosges mountains, the Alsace vineyards benefit from a dry and sunny micro-climate, especially in summer and autumn, which is perfect for cultivating vines.  The patchwork of different soils and reliefs makes the terroir all important, and each winemaker chooses their vines to best express the potential of each plot.

Vineyard Experience and Tour. Meet the winemakers, Stéphane and Céline at Domaine Stentz-Buecher, Wettolsheim, Alsace, France  

The Winemakers Welcome You...

Domaine Stentz-Buecher is the fruit of the joining of two great winemaking families from Wettolsheim. 

Created in 1975, following the wedding of Jean-Jacques Stentz and Simone Buecher, they each brought a few plots of vines and their know-how.  From 4 hectares of vines at the beginning, Jean-Jacques and Simone added some other vineyard plots over the years, and the winery now has 13 hectares of vines in total.

In 1996 the son of Jean-Jacques and Simone, Stéphane, joined the winery after his studies and time spent working in Australia. A few years later his sister Céline also joined the estate to concentrate on the commercial side of the business. Today, Stéphane and Céline have taken over the management of the winery, but as with all retired winemakers, Jean-Jacques and Simone are never far away! It remains very much a family operation.

Stéphane and Céline are passionate winemakers with an infectious love for life, and look forward to sharing their passion for winemaking with you.

Personalised Wine Gift. Pinot Gris Rosenberg, Wettolsheim, the wine chosen by Gourmet Odyssey 

Pinot Gris Rosenberg

The wine chosen by Gourmet Odyssey for you is the Pinot Gris Rosenberg, which is made from the pinot gris vines located in the estate’s largest vineyard. 

The Pinot Gris Rosenberg is a delicious white wine with a very expressive nose that is typical of the pinot gris grape variety. It is smokey and well rounded with hints of honey and dried fruits. It has good levels of acidity, bringing freshness and vigour, and also lasts long on the palate.

The harvest is entirely manual, and the grape juice is extracted using a slow and gentle press that enables a clearer juice to be obtained. After fermentation, the wine is aged on its fine lees in the cellar.   

> Wine – Pinot Gris Rosenberg (white wine)
> Grape varietal – Pinot Gris
> Size –13ha
> Soil –clay limestone
> Style – smokey, fruity and honeyed
> Keeps – 2-10 ans
> Ideal with – white meats and mushrooms.

Availability of the wine
The wine is usually bottled 9-12 months after the harvest.



Domaine Stentz-Buecher, 21 rue Kleb, 68920 WETTOLSHEIM
Map : Click here for map

GPS : lat. 48.06304 long. 7.303560  

By Plane  

The closest airport is Basel Mulhouse, a 45 minute car journey away. This international airport is connected with many of Europe’s leading cities.
Strasbourg airport is also close by, about 1 hours by car.

By train
Colmar train station is less than 10 minutes away from the winery.

By car
The distances and times below are estimated using GoogleMaps from the city centre to Domaine Stentz-Buecher, 21 rue Kleb, 68920 WETTOLSHEIM. For information from other destinations, please click here.






Geneva 318 198 3h35
Lyon 411  256  4h03
Milan  405  252 4h41
Brussels 474  295 5h09
Paris 567 352 5h33
Calais 613 381 6h57
Marseille 723 449 7h13
Rennes 870  540  8h27
Bordeaux  880 547  9h03
Toulouse 946 588 9h05
Barcelona 1 046 650  10h00


Price NameAddressDistance to Winery
40-50 Bed and Breakfast - Hélène Bléger

4, rue du Traminer, 68920 Wettolsheim

+33 (0)3 89 79 91 18

1km / 0.5m
50-60 Hôtel Restaurant Au Soleil

20, rue Sainte Gertrude - 68920 Wettolsheim

+33 (0)3 89 80 62 66 

1km / 0.5m
65-145 La Palette

9, rue de Herzog, 68920 Wettolsheim

+33 (0)3 89 80 79 14

0.5m / 0.25m
90-200 La Verte Vallée

10, Rue Alfred Hartmann, 68140 Munster

+33 (0)3 89 77 15 15

14km / 9m
110-142 Le Colombier

7, rue Turenne, 68000 Colmar

+33 (0)3 88 47 63 33

8km / 4m


PriceNameAddressDistance to Winery
15-30 La Palette

9 rue de Herzog, 68920 Wettolsheim

+33 (0)3 89 80 79 14

0.5km / 0.25m
15-30 Hôtel Restaurant Au Soleil

20, rue Sainte Gertrude - 68920 Wettolsheim

+33 (0)3 89 80 62 66 

1km / 0.5m
20-50 Restaurant Au Raisin d'Or

1, rue de l’Eglise, 68230 Zimmerbach

+33 (0)3 89 71 05 69

7km / 4m
50-80 Jy's

17 rue de la Poissonnerie, 68000 Colmar

+33 (0)3 89 21 53 60

8km / 4m


There is space to park at the winery.

Near By Attractions

  • The Alsace Wine Route – Explore the 170 km of one of France’s oldest wine routes, tasting the wines from the different terroirs, and visiting the many picturesque villages such as Eguigheim, Riquewihr and Kaysersberg.
  • Cultural Heritage – Go back in history by visiting Strasbourg’s Notre Dame Catherdral, the famous Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg or Mont Sainte-Odile.
  • Colmar – Wander around this pretty Alsatian town, taking in the wood framed architecture, the canals and flowered city centre.
  • Gastronomy – Savour the Alsatian cuisine with specialties such as Coq au Riesling, Flammekuech, or choucroute...  Traditional dishes that everyone loves! 

Links to local Tourist Offices

Alsace Tourist Office :
Alsace Wines :

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 Domaine Stentz-Buecher in the spotlight


Domaine Stentz-Buecher in the spotlight

Céline Stentz-Koch, winemaker at Domaine Stentz-Buecher, recently lit up our screens with her appearance on one of France’s leading cultural television programmes, “Des Racines et des Ailes”.  She is a leading member of the Confrérie Saint-Eteinne d’Alsace, the Alsace winemakers’ guild that houses the largest collection of Alsace wines in the world at their headquarters in the Château de Kintzheim.  They were in the process of tasting the old vintages to check that they are still in good condition, and then replacing the corks with new ones to prolong the time they can be kept for.  Céline is a Major within the Guild, and helps to promote the guild and Alsace wines around the world.
The video can be watched here (French language only).

And the work in the cellar by Stéphane Stentz recived the praise of Jérôme Gagnez in the “On va déguster” radio show on France Inter.  You can hear the presenters in ecstatic appreciation of the winery’s Gewurztraminer Hengst Grand Cru as they choose it as being the perfect wine to pair with Asian cuisine and ginger based dishes.
The programme can be listened to here at minute 32’25” (French language only).


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