Tasting the Alsace Region's Dopff & Irion Wines

Since the Renaissance, wine making has thrived throughout France's Alsace region, particularly in the Village of Riquewihr. Its moniker “Pearl of the Alsace” celebrates a fabled wine making heritage, as well as the village's unchanging layout and overall appearance since the Middle Ages. Founder Rene Dopff joined fortunes with the widowed Madame Irion in 1945, establishing Dopff & Irion. Dopff then took over the historic Chateau de Riquewihr built in 1549, originally owned by the Princes of Wurtemberg who ruled over the city and region for five centuries.

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