The Maison Lucien Albrecht’s origins can be traced back to 1698, when Balthazar Albrecht settles in Orschwihr, to the south of Colmar, a small Alsatian village in an ideal location for growing vines. Since then the work has continued to treat the soils of this unique terroir with the same tenacity and passion, creating the reputation and authentic character of Alsace wines which are enjoyed and renowned worldwide.
Lucien Albrecht also pioneers the emergence of Crémants d’Alsace. The company begins its first tests of these sparkling wines in 1971. And, thanks to the perseverance of Lucien Albrecht and other producers, this traditional method is officially recognised and awarded the prestigious AOC Crémant d’Alsace designation of origin in 1976.
Today Lucien Albrecht is one of the leading Alsatian wine producers, covering a viticultural area of 120 hectares, including vines on Grand Cru sites of Spiegel and Pfingstberg. 90% of the production is exported all around the world. The quality of the products is evidenced most notably on the demanding sparkling wine market of the USA, where the Cremant d’Alsace of Lucien Albrecht has gained the number 1 position in its category!