WINE co-operatives are not always the best sources of good wine.
When lots of growers get together, quality assurance can be difficult to maintain with so many different parcels of grapes going into the mix.
The approach seems almost the opposite to the artisan or boutique wine makers who craft small quantities with total control.
However there are more than several exceptions to this and one of them is the ever-reliable Cave De Turckheim in France.
It was founded 60 years ago in the Alsace by Robert Schwinderhammer who was mayor of Turckheim and brought together 180 like-minded growers into one co-operative.