Dopff au Moulin
Dopff au Moulin
The fine art of Alsace wine: since 1574, the Dopff family, from father to son, has dedicated themselves with fervor and enthusiasm to this divine alchemy born from the subtle union of native soil and vine. Wine growers, first and foremost, they uphold the rigorous ethics of their profession, which means that only natural wines from the best grapes are produced under their name ant that they are lovingly tended following the traditional methods. It is this know-how and rigour which we invite you to discover through the history of a family which is closely interwoven with that of the most auspicious of Alsatian homelands: that of the charming medieval town of Riquewihr.
When wine-merchants were called 'gourmets'. It was in the XVIIth century that Jean-Daniel Dopff a minister's son, settled in Riquewihr as master-baker and innkeeper under the sign of The Stag. His son, Balthazard-Georges, born in Riquewihr in 1667, became master cooper and was thus the first to associate the name of Dopff with of the wine professions. Four generations of Dopff succeeded each other in this line until Jean Dopff, two centuries later, took up the profession of 'gourmet', that is to say a wine merchant under oath. His son Jean Gustave took over the job, in this turn and dedicated himself to the task of building up the family domain. The Dopff enterprise was thus founded, and its history, closely linked to that of Riquewihr and its vineyards, was just beginning.
Dopff au Moulin today
Today, 3 generations manage the Dopff's estate: Pierre Dopff, the Managing Director, his son Pierre-Etienne, General Manager, and Etienne-Arnaud, Logistic and Development Manager, who has just been appointed at the beginning of the 1998 harvest. A history which is also that of a small city: Riquewihr. Riquewihr, with its well conserved surrounding walls, its curious Square Tower of Dolder (1291), the High Gate and Thieves Tower has, jealously preserved the relics of its past, that of a small town dating from the middle ages.
(Source: Dopff au Moulin France)