Wettolsheim is located 5 km southwest of Colmar. It’s one of the birthplaces of the Alsatian vineyards and today one of the most important wine villages of Alsace, particularly well exposed between the Three Castles of Eguisheim and the Hohlandsbourg castle.
The MANN family cultivates the vineyard since 1793. In 1948, MM. Joseph WUNSCH and Joseph MANN founded the WUNSCH & MANN winery.
The winery then includes Altogether 1.30 ha. The economic situation is difficult because the end of the war has left its mark: the vineyard is partially destroyed, even in a situation of abandonment. Moreover, the means of production were severely damaged by the war. The whole family is then mobilized and involved in this project.
Joseph MANN had 7 children, and 4 of them have thrown themselves into the company:
• Jean-Louis, cellar master (winemaker) joined the winery in 1972
• Michèle, in charge of the reception and the administrative part, joined the winery in 1976
• Jacques, sales manager joined the winery in 1980
• Marc, vineyard manager joined the winery in 1980
In 1970, following the decease of Joseph WUNSCH, Joseph MANN alone takes the company's reins. His eldest son Jean-Louis, joined the family farm in 1972 after completing his studies in oenology in Avize in Champagne.
In 1984, when Joseph Mann died, Marie-Rose Mann, his wife, took over and became the CEO of the company until 2004, when she decided to hand over to her two sons, Jean-Louis and Jacques MANN.
In 2005, Jean-François, the eldest son of Jean-Louis, joined the family business to assist his father, and then continue his work after his death in 2011.
In January 2009, Maxime, the son of Jacques, also joined the family business alongside Marc, in the vineyards.
Today, the WUNSCH & MANN winery work out twenty hectares vineyards, divided on the best hillsides of Wettolsheim and surrounding villages, and employs a dozen employees.
Since 2008, in order to preserve our values and our land for future generations, we have made the choice to work our vineyard in organic farming.