France: Alsace

South of Colmar

The wines of the Haut-Rhin from Turckheim to Guebwiller
By Sue Style

This Guide was last updated on 14 March 2011
To explore this Wine Travel Guide, select from the menu on the left

Wine producers to visit

René Muré

Address: Clos St Landelin, 68250 Rouffach
Tel: 03 89 78 58 00  Fax: 03 89 78 58 01
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 47:56:49N (47.94694)    Longitude: 7:16:57E (7.28242) 

Twenty-three hectares, of which 15 are in Clos St-Landelin, a vineyard of great antiquity now entirely owned by the Muré family, all organic. René Muré is gradually handing over to daughter Véronique and son Thomas, the 12th generation to be active at the domaine: “It’s a family affair, we all do a bit of everything!” smiles Véronique. Domaine Clos St-Landelin wines (which include those in the Clos itself plus neighbouring Grand Crus and some lieux-dits i.e. named vineyards of reputation without Grand Cru status) are the stars. The ‘second eleven’ (‘Vins René Muré’) includes some using the designation Côte de Rouffach as well as generic wines, for which the Murés buy in grapes from neighbouring vineyards (including from Agathe Bursin, see below). Their Pinot Noir Clos St Landelin is one of Alsace’s finest examples, and they also make an exceptionally fine Crémant d’Alsace. At the lower end their Sylvaner is worth a detour.

Useful information: The tasting caveau is open Monday to Friday 08.00-18.30 and on Saturday 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00. English spoken. Every year in early December, the domaine has a portes-ouvertes, by invitation (call them for details) – a great opportunity to taste the full range of their wines, plus cheeses from fromager Jacky Quesnot (see ‘Other Interesting Shops’)


This information is provided free of charge, however it is strictly the copyright of Wine Travel Guides and its contributors. We try to do our best in keeping our guides and information up-to-date and accurate, but if you notice any mistakes, please contact us. Note that we take no responsibility for any inaccuracies. Thanks for your respect and understanding. For full details see our Terms and Conditions.