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This is a 1950 magazine advertisement for Dopff Wine Vin Gris Rose from the Alsace region of France. Other Dopff Wines include Riesling, Cremant, Traminer, and Sylaner. --- The fine art of Alsatian wine since 1574 the Dopff family, from father to son, has dedicated themselves with fervor and enthusiasm to this divine alchemy born from the subtle union of native soil and vine. Wine growers, first and foremost, they uphold the rigorous ethics of their profession, which means that only natural wines from the best grapes are produced under their name and that they are lovingly tended following the traditional methods. It was in the XVIIth century that Jean-Daniel Dopff a minister's son, settled in Riquewihr as master-baker and innkeeper under the sign of The Stag. His son, Balthazard-Georges, born in Riquewihr in 1667, became master cooper and was thus the first to associate the name of Dopff with of the wine professions. Four generations of Dopff succeeded each other in this line until Jean Dopff, two centuries later, took up the profession of 'gourmet', that is to say a wine merchant under oath. The Dopff enterprise was thus founded, and its history, closely linked to that of Riquewihr and its vineyards, was just beginning. In 1913 Julien Dopff was the first to have the idea of commercializing wine in stemmed bottles, the elegance of which, distinguishes Alsace wine from other wines. Today, 3 generations manage the Dopff's estate: Pierre Dopff, the Managing Director, his son Pierre-Etienne, General Manager, and Etienne-Arnaud, Logistic and Development Manager, who has just been appointed at the beginning of the 1998 harvest.