With a passion and enthusiasm for good wines, in 1920 Carl Reh founded a trading
company on the Mosel for grapes, must and wine. A few years later, he built his
first large winery there. Always innovative and intent on the best quality, the
company grew to become one of the largest wineries in Germany and Europe. The
merger of the Carl Reh and Hermann Kendermann wineries made Reh
Kendermann GmbH the leading wine exporter in Germany.
The winery is family-owned to this day – currently in its third generation. Carl Reh
and his wife Andrea are committed to the values held by Carl’s grandfather: to
produce and sell top-quality wine.
The Reh Kendermann Winery is one of the most modern in Germany, leading in
technology and production of premium brand-name wines. It was the first to
ferment wines at controlled temperatures. The company is also the largest
exporter of German premium brand wines and a leading importer of originally
bottled brands of wine. Their portfolio includes Black Tower, the most successful
German wine brand on the global market with currently more than 15 million
bottles sold. Beyond that, Reh Kendermann is the exclusive distributor of the wine
brand Espiritu de Chile and the internationally successful Lindeman’s wines from
In the business year from 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015, Reh Kendermann attained
sales of 80,4 million euros.
Bingen is home to the company’s headquarters, including the executive board,
sales, administration, the winery, filling and wine stock. The Oprisor, Romania site
has 252 hectares of its own vineyards planted in the past eight years. The entire
vineyard has been producing grapes since autumn 2011.
Reh Kendermann values safety and quality. The whole company is certified under
BRC Standard “Grade A” and IFS “higher level”. The wineries are subject to the strict
requirements of the HACCP system. All the wines from the organic line meet the
organic farming specifications of EEG Regulation 2092/91.
Reh Kendermann at a glance
Directors: Carl Reh
Sales FY 14/15: 80,4 million euros
Employees worldwide: 250
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