The SEILLY family means five generations related to Alsatian wines. The family company was founded in 1865. In 1988 Marc, his grand grand grandson, being trained as a winegrower and oenologist consolidated the company and got busy diversifying the range of wine activities on his estate. The experience resulting from his training in Champagne led him very quickly to producing the “Crémant d’Alsace”, a sparkling wine which he has been marketing successfully since 1984. His travels to California and Australia nourished his ideas of developing new and more modern working tools as for management and marketing. Thus he produces wines such as “Vendanges Tardives” (late grape harvest) and the “Selections de Grains Nobles” (Selection of noble grapes). Pinot Noir acquired a new reputation due to Marc’s experience acquired during many wine making operations in the largest “Chateaux of Bordeaux” such as Haut-Brion and Lafite-Rothschild. From one generation to the next one, the SEILLY company grows and adapts by keeping alive the same passion for quality wines: a fine example of a successful combination between tradition and innovation. And the adventure continues… Protected from oceanic influence by the Vosges mountains, Alsace enjoys practically the lowest rainfall in France (400-500mm per year) and is blessed with a semi-continental climate, sunny, hot and dry. This climate is ideal for slow, extended ripening of the grapes, giving wines with elegant, complex aromas. The Domaine SEILLY own vineyards in two exceptional sites: Schenkenberg and les Coteaux d’Obernai. The Schenkenberg is located in Obernai, on the vosgian foothill, on the Alsacian Route du Vin. Thanks to its south southwest exposure at an average altitude of 265 m, this site has a warm temperature microclimate, with very even temperatures and air moisture. Its clayey soil is composed of (glay calcic earth) calcareous Upper Muschelkalk. The Vendanges Tardives & Sélections de Grains Nobles Schenkenberg require a period of ageing to enhance their richness and strength, which underlines the union between the heavy soil and the distinctive aroma of each grape variety. They are remarkable for their perfect balance between their powerful and complex aromas. Les Coteaux d’Obernai is located near the Schenkenberg and has the same qualities as the Schenkenberg but don’t enjoy the historic reputation of the latest.