The Domaine Jean SIPP is situated in the heart of Ribeauvillé, in the high town, in a former seigniorial residence dating from 1416.
Jean-Jacques SIPP, a wine-grower since 1973, studied at the AVIZE school in Champagne. He has built his reputation on practises that respect the grape, close to organic methods, that are the basis of the quality of his wines.
The Domaine Jean SIPP is spread over some 50 plots of land on the territory of 5 different villages and covering a total surface area of 23 hectares with the appellations "Alsace" and "Alsace Grand Cru". It includes 2.5 ha of Grand Cru Kirchberg and Osterberg, 2.5 ha of Cru Trottacker and 1.5 ha of Clos Ribeaupierre.
The Domaine produces around twenty different cuvées from the seven Alsatian grape varieties. These cuvées benefit from homogeneous soils, mostly argilo-calcareous in nature.
Jean-Jacques SIPP is now sure of his succession: his son Jean-Guillaume arrived on the estate at the age of 22. After his training at the agricultural high school in Rouffach, he gained work experience with numerous wine-growers including the Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, in Alsace, the Domaine Olivier Leflaive in Burgundy, the Domaine Marcel Guigal in Ampuis in the Rhône and the Domaine Mont-Redon in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and has had contacts with other vineyards in the New World, including in CHILE, ARGENTINA and SOUTH AFRICA.
The family of three, Martine, Jean-Jacques and their son Jean-Guillaume have put all their efforts into making the estate's wines known beyond our borders.