The viticultural origin of the Trimbach family dates back to 1626, when Jean Trimbach, became recognized as a citizen of Riquewihr. Since then, the Trimbach's became renown for their wine-making. Maison Trimbach's vineyards are situated around Ribeauville (Ribeauville, Hunawihr, Bergheim, Rorschwihr, Riquewihr and Mittlewihr). They benefit from the unique Alsatian microclimate, thanks to the protection of the nearby Vosges Mountains, which preserves the plain from rain. The vineyards were planted on the Ribeauville's fault line that fractured 50 million years ago between the Vosges Mountain range and the Black Forest offering a mosaic of terroirs including the complex calcareous limestone and bio-degraded seashell fossils called 'Muschelkalk'.