The Beyer family have been making wines in Alsace since 1580, which means that they have been through each of the 6 nationality changes (between Germany and France) that the region has experienced in the last three hundred years. One of the lasting benefits of the alternating ownership of the region is that it has seen German grapes that were historically made in sweeter styles crafted in a dry French style. Alsace has also maintained the German practice of putting the varietal on label. The firm was formally founded in 1870 by Emile Beyer who was succeeded by a son and grandson, both named Léon Beyer and both mayors of Eguisheim in their day.
With significant Grand Cru vine-holdings in the communes of Eichberg and Pfersigberg and 23 hectares in total, this domaine has always championed impressive, dry wines that complement the famous gastronomy of the region. These days this important Alsatian house is ably run by Léon II’s charismatic son Marc and grandson Yann. 75% of their production is exported.