Historic Wine Cellar of Strasbourg Hospices

Cave du Roi Dagobert

Born in 1952, daughter of the misery of this post-war period, the Cave du Roi Dagobert is now brilly 60 years old, and can be proud of the road traveled.

From 70 hectares to its origins, the winegrowing cooperative has flirted to date with a surface of nearly 1,000 hectares highlighted by its 250 wine growers members, from about twenty municipalities located around the cellar, between Molsheim and Marlenheim.

The Cave du Roi Dagobert is today a major player in Alsatian winemaking. Thanks to the strong commitment of its winemakers, it has forged an image of professionalism and quality.

The name of Dagobert comes from its geographical position which follows the outline of the old domain of the Merovingian palace located in Kirchheim, and which welcomed in the 7th century the famous King Dagobert II and his court. It is also from this time that dates the first written reference to the culture of the vine in Alsace.

The domain of Dagobert was operated by four royal farms located at the four cardinal points of the palace, which have given their name to the present villages of Osthoffen in the east, Westhoffen in the west, Nordheim in the north and Soultz in the south. These farms already supplied wine, the Royal Palace of Dagobert II.

Throughout the Middle Ages, the wines of our territory were in the spotlight on the best tables in Strasbourg, and well beyond, those of the countries of northern Europe. Thanks to the river corridor that constitutes the Rhine, this prosperous and generously taxed trade contributes greatly to the financing of the construction of Strasbourg Cathedral.

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