Raised a Southern Baptist in Austin, Texas, Adam Lee’s love affair with wine did not begin until after he graduated with a degree in history from Trinity University. After stints at both Austin Wine & Spirits and as a wine buyer for Neiman Marcus, his eyes and palate were opened to the great wines of the world, including his favorite Burgundies and California Pinot Noirs.
After moving to California, he worked in a tasting room before taking the winemaking plunge: using every spare minute to learn as much as possible about growing grapes and making wine. In 1994, he founded Siduri Wines, named for the Babylonian goddess of wine, and produced the first Pinot Noir from the Rose Vineyard in Anderson Valley. 25 years later, Adam has attained a cult-like following for Siduri Wines and a reputation as one of California’s top winemakers. His pursuit of Pinot Noir perfection has led to long-standing relationships with top growers in premier appellations along the West Coast. Today, Siduri produces over two dozen single-vineyard Pinot Noirs that capture the distinct flavor and character of each vineyard site.