Just outside of Strasbourg lies the Koenig Winery, the first kosher wine cellar in France. Alsace has a long and rich history of Jewish community—more than 176 synagogues were built in region, with one in nearly every town and village, so, it’s of little surprise that the tradition of fine wine would include the kosher category.
Koenig has produced a wide range of wines since 1960, including Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, as well as Crémant d’Alsace. The wines are certified kosher and made under the supervision of the Beth-Din of Strasbourg, a kosher regulatory council.
Located in Dambach-la-Ville, lying northwest of Sélestat on the eastern slopes of the Vosges mountains, Koenig practices responsible viticulture with low yields. The wines are known for reflecting their terroirs.