Jean-Baptiste Adam

Riesling Kaefferkopf Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru – 2017


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.


94 Points

Both earth and hints of pineapple accompany apple notes on the nose of this wine. The palate is concentrated, bundled around a central vein of zesty, ripe lemon freshness. A lovely texture gives the feeling of body despite the slenderness. The finish is clean, dry and appetizing.

Wine Enthusiast, November, 2019
90 Points

Here’s a medium-bodied dry riesling with a very attractive balance of citrus and pear fruit, plus a touch of sherbet, discreet tannins and lively acidity. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink now., November, 2020