Jean-Baptiste Adam

Pinot Blanc “les Natures” – 2019


Jean-Baptiste Adam

For more than 400 years, Jean-Baptiste Adam and his family have been grape growers and winemakers in Ammerschwihr. Throughout the centuries the Adam family has farmed vineyards, made wine, sold wine locally and sold wine in foreign lands. They survived the Thirty Years War (1618-1648), the Valois and Bourbon dynasties, the French Revolution, the Napoleonic wars, annexation by Germany and back to France, WWI, WWII, famine and disease.

Jean-Batiste V joined the winery in 1982, at the age of 21, after finishing his studies of wine, enology, and marketing. In 1996, Jean-Baptiste took over full management of the property from his father, Jean-Marie. Soon after taking charge of the company, he modernized the winery and created a processing and storage facility for the production of Crémant. In 2003, he converted the vineyards to biodynamic agriculture wholeheartedly. Today, he is considered a leader of biodynamic farming practices in Alsace.

Jean-Baptiste’s daughter, Laure, is the 15th generation to work in the family business. Armed with a BS in Viticulture and Enology, a Wine and Commerce license, and a master’s degree in Wine Management & Marketing, she is an integral part of the business.

Jean-Baptiste Adam produces wines of elegance, balance, minerality and longevity.


91 Points

Earthy notes of buttery mushrooms fill this wine’s sturdy structure and textural richness. Its firm acidity makes it a great match alongside raclette.

Wine and Spirits, October, 2021
90 Points

Pale yellow. Aromas and flavours of white peach, honey and beeswax. A spicy nuance gains steam on the medium-long fresh finish. May not be the last word in complexity but this is so much fun to drink I found I couldn’t put the glass back down. I think Adam has knack with this wine.

Terroir Sense - Ian D'Agata, October, 2021