In the 6th century, Gregoire de Tours wrote about viticulture by the Romans in Marlenheim. It appears to be the first writings about wine in Alsace. The wines of Marlenheim, and especially the red wines, were then famous during Middle Age.
It was Jerome Fritsch who operated the estate, and developed wine making, from the 1950s until his son Romain settled in 1982.
Together, actively supported by the municipality, they demonstrate for the recognition of the terroir "Steinklotz" as one of the Grands Crus of Alsace.