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Wine Barrel detail at Schaetzel.

Who is behind Domaine Martin Schaetzel?

Martin Schaetzel founded the Domaine in 1930, not long before the Second World War engulfed Europe with particularly damaging results for Alsace.  The first photo in the slideshow shows Schaetzel standing on the rubble of the winery (on the left) in 1945.   From the start, there was an emphasis on quality and the celebration […]

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Jean's Father and Uncle in Rubble

Schaetzel, World War II & Ammerschwihr

Sadly, natural resources and a central location, have also made Alsace one of the continent’s most fiercely contested territories. During the Middle Ages, fortified towns and cities were conceived and built as safe havens for the surrounding population. Long before wine writers would explore geological diversity amongst Grand Cru vineyards, rocks of a startling range […]

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