The Kuentz-Bas family served as a true ambassador of Alsatian winemaking in France and around the world. The estate experienced significant growth, and brilliantly recovered from the devastating world war II while preparing ist bright future.
The prosperous estate expanded the size of its cellar, and acquired a new bottling chain. In 1954, the estate owned 12 hectares of vines exclusively grown on the steep hills, and continued to build its brand around the world until 2003.
Wines designed for Gastronomy
KUENTZ-BAS, located in Husseren-les-Châteaux, the highest village on the alsatian wine road, is on the foothills of the « Trois Châteaux » of Eguisheim, about 8 km south of Colmar. Kuentz-Bas ambitions are to actively contribute to the cultural and gastronomical excellence of Alsace, which has the most "Michelin starred" restaurants in France. It wasn't until 2004 that Jean-Baptiste ADAM, prestigious name in alsatian viticulture decided to give a second chance to the estate. Samuel Tottoli joined the estate the same year.
July 2017 : Olivier Raffin, successor of Samuel Tottoli, took over as managing director.
The agreement with Domaine Jean-Baptiste ADAM, anchored in the history of Ammerschwihr, opened new opportunities for both family estates, both sharing a rich historic past as "Gastronomic Winemakers". They combined their resources and "know-how" to give more strength to their passion. Lead by Jean-Baptiste Adam, both estates started to adopt biodynamic viticulture methods in 2004 to better respect their identities and nature, aiming for a higher quality. This commitment brought back the generosity and the true identity of the terroirs, such as the "Grand Cru Eichberg" and the "Grand Cru Pfersigberg". The wines are, depending on the selection, either vinified in hundred year old oak casks, allowing perfect micro oxidation, or in stainless steel tanks to preserve the fruit aromas.