Historic Wine Cellar of Strasbourg Hospices

domaine Backert

Alsaces Backert

The first writings attesting to the cultivation of vines on this hill date from 916, while the bishop of Strasbourg was the owner.” (Stierkopf place).

In the 17th century, Mutzig winemakers’ guild was among the most powerful in the region. By cons against the industrialization of it in the 19th century restructures the vineyard. The number of wine growers increased from forty to fifteen and the vineyard increased from 242 hectares to 20 hectares in 1953.

Today the Stierkopf has regained its former vocation by producing high quality wines on about fifty hectares. It is the same cepages varieties that made the stierkopf reputation in the 17th century that make us proud today: Riesling, Pinot Gris, Traminer and “Burgundy”, a name for Pinot Noir.

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