Hervé Kamm is part of the new generation of Maison Willm winemakers. He owns 55 acres of vines which includes 23 acres of Gewurztraminer in the Clos Gaensbroennel and 32 acres of Pinot Gris in the Grand Cru Kirchberg de Barr. Kamm took over the estate for his parents in 2012 and now works to keep the family savoir-faire alive.
NATURE, PARADISE IN ITS PUREST FORM
I was immersed in the winemaking business from a young age, which explains why becoming a winemaker was so natural for me. Taking over the family estate was a natural choice for me.
LISTENING TO NATURE
Winemaking is a true passion, a trade which demands a special relationship with nature. We must listen to nature to learn what it has to offer us, but also listen to its needs.
The ability to be attentive to nature is essential to being a good winegrower
WINEMAKING: MANY PROFESSIONS IN ONE
The wide variety of work in the vineyard makes each day unique. In winemaking, we are dependent on nature, weather, the seasons…Nothing is programed or calculated, each new day is full of discoveries and surprises. This is what makes the wine growing trade so rich and fulfilling.
Every day is a new day! In the vineyard, every day is unique
SPRINGTIME, SIGNS OF LIFE
Springtime is my favorite period because the vine “disappears,” the leaves return, the beautiful colors return to the vines…It’s a magical time!
MY FAVORITE WINE
The Pinot Gris Grand Cru Kirchberg de Barr is the perfect wine to accompany foie gras and other delicate dishes. It is essential when it comes to holiday wine pairings.
ALSACE, A REGION RICH IN ITS TRADITIONS
Alsace is a region of traditions that are made to endure. A glass of wine with family dinner or with friends is common in Alsace; conviviality is one of the region’s key values which is particularly important to me.
Passion and traditions, at the heart of the winemaking trade.