Founded on a passion for winemaking and a commitment to excellence, the Maison Willm has been satisfying epicurean palates for over 120 years with its refined and unique wines. Known for their complex fruit and authenticity, these wines are the product of years of hands-on experience and know-how passed down from generation to generation.
The story begins in the small town of Barr in 1896, in the heart of the famous Clos Gaensbroennel. Situated at the base of the majestic Grand Cru Kirchberg de Barr, the region benefits from a dry and sunny microclimate with clay and limestone soils, which together give the terroir its exceptional quality.
Resident Adolphe Willm was taken by this quality, and had a deep fascination for working the terroir. Initially pursuing multiple careers as both restaurant owner and winegrower, his passion for this terroir quickly drove him to a single devotion: he embraced the challenge of exploiting these terroir as a full-time winegrower, giving birth to the Maison Willm.
The Maison’s notoriety quickly bourgeoned as word spread of Willm’s refined, quality wines. These dry, fruity wines were particularly well received by Anglo-Saxons, and in 1930 Willm set out to internationalize his wines, seducing wine lovers in United States and Canada, among other countries. Today, over 90% of Willm sales are conducted abroad in over thirty different countries.
The Alsatian vineyard now represents more than 120 hectares of hillside, 7 of which make up the renowned appellation Grand Cru Kirchberg de Barr. The quality of the wines produced is a testament to Willm’s standard for excellence, a delicate mix of exceptional terroir and know-how. These wines have earned a reputation worldwide as both refined and accessible, known to pair seamlessly with a diverse array of foods.