The wine Estate Rolly Gassmann is situated just North of Colmar and the cellar is found in the tiny village of Rorschwihr.
The Gassmann family has been making wine in Rorschwihr since 1676. It’s a common mistake to think there is a Mr. Gassmann whose first name is Rolly. The Rolly Gassmann estate was created in 1967 when Marie-Therese Rolly married Louis Gassmann.
The family tree goes back to 1611 for the Gassmann from Rodern and 1676 for the Rolly from Rorschwihr.
Since 1997 Pierre, Marie-Therese and Louis’s son, runs the 86acre/35ha wine estate located in Rorschwihr.
The estate is nurtured by 15 people working all year around in the vineyards. The vineyards are situated in three municipalities; Rorschwihr, Bergheim and Rodern. The real wealth of the 250 ha village of Rorschwihr, apart from its micro-climates, is found in the diversity of its 21 different types of soils, a remarkable geological mosaic dominated by limestone from the primary and tertiary era. These terroirs were identified from the year 1000 when the wines already had established their own reputation. The most well-known crus are dominated by clay-limestone-marly-sandstone. They are: Kappelweg, lachreben, Moenchreben, Oberer, Weingarten, Plaenzerreben, Rotleibel, Silberberg, Stregreben, Weingarten, Brandhurst, Rotenberg and Haguenau.