his famous company, which has been involved in winegrowing since 1639, is an iconic estate that’s left a lasting trace in Alsace’s vineyard. The charismatic Jean Hugel was the originator of the Vendanges Tardives and Sélection de Grains Nobles regulations published in 1984. Today, the twelfth and thirteenth generations of the family have kept the spirit of the wine.
Frédéric-Émile Hugel (1869-1950) was, with his fellow Alsace vintners, the promoter of reintroducing noble varieties into Alsace. He was also a pioneer, with his son Jean (1898-1980), in Vendanges Tardives and Sélection de Grains Nobles production, sweet wines made from late-picked grapes. His grandson, Jean Hugel (1924-2009), co-wrote the regulations governing the production of these wines, which are some the most rigorous on the subject. Our company is proud of producing these distinctive wines that typically, among other traits, are exceptionally long-lived.