• one of the best-known and most influential families of the Alsace region of France. Wine producers since the 17th century, the Hugels are based in the picturesque village of Riquewihr. They have long spearheaded the drive for quality in the region and were influential in creating the strict regulations governing the local Alsace Vendange Tardive and Sélection de Grains Nobles styles of wine made from sweet, overripe grapes infected with Botrytis cinerea.