Five generations ago, by acquiring prime locations in Ahn and the surrounding area and by laying the foundation stone in 1872, our pioneer, Mathias Duhr, began producing and marketing his first wines.
Today, we look back with pride on more than 140 years in the Luxembourg wine industry. With a pioneering spirit as strong then as now, the first sparkling wines were marketed as early as 1920.
In the 1980s, we began to increase planting density to 7,500 plants per hectare, which was unusual for that time. The resulting competition between vines forced them to root deeper in order to find nutritions and water. This method allowed us to considerably reduce the yield per plant. Back then as it still does today, this action ultimately boosted the quality of the grapes.
The first wines were aged in barriques in 1982, a novelty in Luxembourg’s world of wine.
In 1989, our company, together with seven other renowned wineries, became the co-founder of the first private quality charter for Luxembourg wines: Domaine et Tradition.
The aim was to boost the quality of Luxembourg wines through lower yields.
Our predominantly small plots are situated between Wintringen and Mertert, a 32 km journey along the Moselle.
In every location the environmental influences on our vines are unique. These different types of soil and microclimate result in unmistakable terroir wines.
With Convict's Lé’s early death in December 1999, the family lost an important member, the winery its leader and the Luxembourg wine industry a talented winemaker.
After studies and work experiences abroad, it is Ben and Max who today, together with their team of cellar masters, vintners and seasonal workers, continue and develop the business.
With the ambition to produce the best wines in Luxembourg, every drop of their knowledge and energy flows into their family heritage.