Adam Pietsch


Adam joined Henschke as Vineyard Technical Officer in 2021, bringing over 15 years of experience in the wine industry working in advisory roles. Adam was drawn to the Henschke philosophy of improving soil health and sustainability in the vineyard, as well as the history and heritage of the vineyards and business. Adam relishes experiencing each growing season from beginning to end, including the connection between the work undertaken in the vineyard and the resulting wine from each parcel of grapes.

Adam grew up in the Barossa and developed an interest in grape growing through seasonal work across multiple vineyards in the region. After completing a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Viticultural Science) at the University of Adelaide in 2005, Adam spent six years at CCW Co-operative Ltd in the Riverland providing technical support to the region’s wine grape growers as a Viticulture Officer.

In 2012 Adam returned to the Barossa, in the role of Viticultural Advisor at Farmer Johns, providing technical services to grape growing clients across the Barossa and northern Adelaide Hills for almost a decade before commencing his role at Henschke. As Henschke Vineyard Technical Officer, Adam provides planning and direction for vineyard operations, working closely with Viticulturist Prue Henschke and the Henschke Vineyard Managers to implement programs for improving quality, efficiency and sustainability.

Adam is an active contributor to the Australian wine community through his involvement in many regional associations and educational programs, such as the Barossa Vintage Festival 2009 Young Ambassadors Program, Wine Australia’s Next Crop Barossa 2021-22 Leadership Program, the Barossa Viticulture Technical Group and is a guest presenter at several regional workshops.

Adam and his wife are proud parents of three children and as an avid lover of the outdoors, he feels fortunate to bring them up with an active lifestyle in the Barossa, which includes many camping trips as a family.


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