Jean-Baptiste Adam is one of the oldest estates in Alsace and in 2014 they celebrated the 400th anniversary of the family growing grapes and making wine in the Haut-Rhin village of Ammerschwir which is where they are still based. Jean-Baptiste Adam, head of the estate since 1990 is the 14th generation of the family to be in charge and he is now assisted by the next in the shape of his daughter Laure.
They have 19 hectares of vines including two Grand Cru sites, Wineck-Schlossberg and Kaefferkopf, which have all been cultivated on a biodynamic basis since 2004 meaning that no artificial chemicals of any kind are used on their vines. In the winery they adopt a similar approach and are determinedly non-interventionist, favouring wild fermentations and minimal filtration among other things. As a result of all this the wines they produce can be fairly described as wonderfully expressive, clean and complex.