The Beyer family has been wine-growers in Eguisheim the cradle of the Alsace wine-producing region since 1580.
The Beyer family has been wine-growers in Eguisheim the cradle of the Alsace wine-producing region since 1580. In 1867 Emile BEYER founded the "Maison de Vin d'Alsace" (the Alsace wine house currently run by Leon BEYER who took over the reins from his father Leon BEYER senior in 1959 and his son Marc. Grapes cultivated on the best slopes of Eguisheim and the surrounding area are the raw material from which are made the prestigious Alsace wines which have forged the worldwide reputation and brand image of Leon BEYER wines present on the wine menus of the finest restaurant in France Europe and even the world. Marc BEYER appreciates and cultivates the same values. It was Mark who was officially entrusted by Colmarian BARTHOLDI in NEW YORK with organising all of the centennial Statue of Liberty gourmet events the most important French gourmet event ever organised by Alsace in the United States. Founder-member and member of the Bureau de l'Association Amicale "Saveurs de France" he has also been the President of the Festival International de la Gastronomie de Colmar (Colmar International Gastronomy festival) since 1996. From the critics: Hugh Johnson: "The BEYER wines were the most masculine : firm broad dry substantial and I suppose in a way traditional in style"