Archive | Schaetzel: Why

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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Schaetzel's Cellar

Domaine Schaetzel featured at Leopold

Chef Jeffrey Hedin takes us on a Tour d’Alsace this month at the West Town Restaurant Leopold. The French/Belgian inspired cuisine blende elegance, rusticity, and welcoming flavors. Owner/GM Christy Agee featurs a region, libation, or producer to enhance seasonal menu changes, and her April focus is hyper specific, featuring multiple wines and vintages from the […]

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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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