Educated in Colmar, Jean attended college in Strasbourg where he studied accounting and business. In 1983, Jean served his year of military service with the Mountain Artillery based near Grenoble in the French Alps.
Jean finished his studies in the USA where he perfected his English and studied all aspects of the US wine business. He first moved to New York where he worked for six months for Seagram Château & Estates Wine Company. He then moved to California where he worked at Gundlach-Bundschu in Sonoma and at Sterling Vineyards in Napa. Upon returning to France, Jean also spent three months at Château Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux.
Today, Jean Trimbach boasts the expertise of selling over 25 Trimbach vintages and has also been very involved in the export business, travelling extensively throughout the world.
Remarkable terroir combined with the enthusiasm and ambition of the Trimbach family keeps their winemaking tradition, rigor and know-how alive, elevating their wines to the very peak of perfection. Their unrivalled expertise has made the “Trimbach style” a benchmark for Alsace wines.