Kessler - sparkling wine cellars
Just a few years after he founded the company, Kessler’s ‘effervescent Neckar wine’ had become the favourite drink at the royal court of Württemberg, and in the wider social circles of the aspiring middle classes. The Kessler cellars in Esslingen achieved world renown through the great international exhibitions in Paris (1867), Philadelphia (1876) and Chicago (1892/93), where its ‘Neckar mousseux’ was awarded high honours. It was particularly noted that Kessler made no attempt to imitate French champagne, but gave its products their own distinctive and individual identity.
Many of the Kessler brands, such as KESSLER Hochgewächs, have a long and illustrious history. Prior to 1914, its Chardonnay base wines were imported from the French Champagne region; in the 1920s and 30s, the Zeppelin airship company served Hochgewächs as its prestige brand on board its vessels. In 1956, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer acquired a taste for this premium Sekt. He appreciated its ripe, full-bodied character so much that he had it served at the official receptions of the Federal government.
However, it wasn’t just celebrity connoisseurs, such as cinema legends Romy Schneider and Errol Flynn, who developed a taste for their wines. Customers from all walks of life have always appreciated the tingling freshness, well-rounded aromas and timeless charm of Kessler Sekt.