The winery and trading house in French Alsace
has been family-owned since 1639 and was already famous for its wines in the 18th and 19th centuries. In 1902 Frédéric Emile Hugel founded today's headquarters in Riquewihr, with the building being owned by the ore competitor Trimbach
was bought. Today the family business is managed by Jean-Philippe and Etienne Hugel, Marc Hugel is cellar master. The vineyards cover 25 hectares of vineyards, around half of which are in the Grands Crus Schoenbourg
, However, Hugel does not use
the AC Alsace Grand Cru
(the layer names do not appear on the label), but markets the wines under the AC Alsace, Most of the vineyards are planted with Riesling and Gewürztraminer (40% each), as well as Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Viticulture close to nature is practiced.
Low yields and strictly selected grapes result in wines of the highest quality. These are produced in the lines "Régulaire", "Tradition" and the top class "Jubilée Vendange Tardive" (late harvest). In suitable years there will also be "Sélection de Grains Nobles" (from noble rot grapes). Grapes are also purchased, and the wines made from them are marketed under the brand names "Fleur d'Alsace" (mainly Silvaner), "Gentil d'Alsace" and "Cuvée les Amours" (Pinot Blanc). Around 100,000 boxes (1.2 million bottles) of wine are produced annually, of which around 80% are exported. Much of it to England. The company is a member of the renowned family wineries association PFV
(Primum Familiae Vini).