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Important German sparkling wine brand, whose origin lies in a wine trade founded by Johann Friedrich Deinhard (1772-1827) 1794 in Koblenz. Viticulture was by the family in the growing area Moselle but operated long before. In a received writing he expressed himself very positively about the vintage 1811, the wines of this vintage developed in Germany then yes to the " comet vintages ", The legendary one 1811er, From the year 1825 Deinhard wines were exported to England and ten years later founded the first foreign branch. About the port of London, the wines were shipped halfway across the world. This was the responsibility of Anton Jordan (1804-1890), who was the only one of the staff to speak English.

After the founder's death, his son August Deinhard (1806-1865) and his two partners Karl Tesche and Friedrich Wincelius became partners. August Deinhard married Wilhelmine Therese Engel, who brought additional assets into the company. Jordan married August's sister and the company now renamed after the departure of Tesche under the name Deinhard & Jordan. August's younger brothers Carl and later Charles (1809-1850) and Friedrich took over the foreign business in England and Holland. By establishing a manufactory in 1843, the company entered the sparkling wine production.

Johann Friedrich Deinhard / Headquarters in Koblenz

In 1857, Julius Wegeler (1836-1913) joined the company and was entrusted with exporting to England, Belgium and the Netherlands. He was very successful and a "Sparkling Mosel" was exported to Burma, India and Sumatra. An overseas overseas operation was established in New York and successfully participated in world exhibitions in Philadelphia, Sydney and Melbourne. The now married to the Deinhard daughter Emma Julius Wegener was appointed in 1864 in the management, took over the parent company in Koblenz and was involved in the company. The company has now been renamed Deinhard & Co. After the early death of August Deinhard Wegener took over the management of the company with his brother Karl and his future brother-in-law Johann Jacob Hasslacher.

By buying a winery in the Rheingau In 1882 he entered the wine-growing business and founded the current family winery Privy Councilor J. Wegeler Erben, In 1888, under the significant initiative of Julius Wegeler, the brand "Cabinet Sect" was created; the name sparkling wine (see there the emergence) had already established itself. Such a bottle cost at that time the proud price of 9 marks. This brand is still produced today under the name "Deinhard Cabinet". The export expanded, large quantities went to the USA. From the year 1892 the patent for the method developed by the Englishman Walford for the dégorgement (Removal of the Hefesatzes) acquired and introduced by Deinhard as the first German sparkling wine producer.

In 1910, the new "Deinhard Lila" brand was launched, which is still one of the company's standard ranges today. After the Second World War almost had to be started again from the beginning, the first production took place only in 1948. In addition to the already existing brand "Deinhard dry white wine", was created in 2001 "Deinhard dry red wine". The trading house and the sparkling wine cellar were established in 1997 Henkell sold. The wineries under common administration, distributed in three locations, are called Privy Councilor J. Wegeler Erben but stay in family ownership. The Dr. Andreas Deinhardstein (1845-1907) built Winery of Winning (Deidesheim-Pfalz) had already been sold in 1917.

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