The valley La Vallée Noble, which houses the twin villages Westhalten and Soultzmatt, is a Mecca for us who love Alsace wines. There is an abundance of talented producers, and the whole culture breathes quality.
The basis is of course the prestigious vineyards. In the northeast we found Strangenberg, in the north Grand Cru Zinnkoeflé, in the south Bollenberg and to the west the inner parts of Vallée Noble.
Philippe Kubler is the third generation of winemakers who bottle wine under the label of Paul Kubler. For even if the tradition in the family goes back to 1620, 1947 is the actual starting year of the firm as we know it today.
Philippe Kubler is widely traveled man with degrees from Bordeaux and experience from Burgundy and New Zealand. He has gradually developed a personal and consistent style that has become increasingly firm over the years. In parallell the cultivation has been converted and become organic. Philippe works traditionally, in a positive sense.
Kubler has a well constructed range of products where the entry line is denoted "K". They are generally at a very high level, and always rewarded with high scores by the French wine press. In addition, the crémant, the different Sylvaner Grand Cru Zinnkoepflé rises way above the average.
In the tasting room, Kubler offers several vintages of all wines, a very appealing feature. The differences between a particular product between vintages can be quite large, so give yourself time to find your particular favorites. While you do that, enjoy the friendly reception by the Kubler family!
Last visit: 2012