Location: Ribeauville - Alsace, France
Philippe Traber, godson of creator Jean-Paul Metté, and his wife Nathalie bought the distillery in 1998 and they still distil as J-P Metté used to do. Their distillery is well known all over the world thanks to the large range of products and especially to the high quality of their eaux-de-vie.
The Metté distillery is located in Ribeauville in the Alsace area in the heart of the vineyards. They also own wine vineyards to produce their Marc de Gewurztraminer. The climate in Alsace is a continental climate with some cold winters and hot summers. The sun exposition is mostly south and south east.
Jean-Paul Metté distilled his first Eau de Vie in the sixties. As a teenager, he would frequently visit his neighbour, who had a still. In keeping with tradition, he rapidly added his own new creations of the range of standard products such as Old Mirabelle Plum or Wild Raspberry eau-de-vie.