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OUR TEAM

THE TEAM AT THE WINERY AUGUST KESSELER

When August Kesseler took over the company, founded in 1924, from his parents, he was just 19 years old. He led the at that time 2.5 hectare large barrel wine business to one of the exemplary businesses in the Rheingau and achieved a high international reputation, which has continued until today.

The winery owns a total of 32.5 hectares in the best locations of the Rheingau, is a member of the VDP and the German Barrique Forum, and with Max Himstedt has a winemaker who is as experienced as he is ambitious and who is always pushing forward into the world class. For some years August Kesseler and in particular Max Himstedt in the cellar the just as successful and ambitious oenologist Simon Batarseh stands to the side. 


Endre Kasa, a career changer in viticulture, lovingly takes care of the vineyards and makes sure that the business is running smoothly and that nothing is missing! Meike Wehmeyer and Manuela Janz are in charge of the office work and Klaudia Kirdorf makes sure that the figures are right. Beate Kesseler, the wife and right hand of August Kesseler, takes care of the estate and looks after the well-being of our customers.

"EVERY WINE IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THE PASSION AND EXPERTISE OF THE TEAM BEHIND IT."

August Kesseler

Managing Director, founder and vintner


Max Himstedt

Winemaker


Simon Batarseh 

Production + Export


Endre Kasa 

Vineyard Manager


Meike Wehmeyer

Back office


Manuela Janz

Back office


Klaudia Kirdorf

Accounting


Beate Kesseler

Back office 

Portrait August Kesseler wine cellar
Portrait Simon Batarseh wine cellar
Portrait Max Himstedt wine cellar
Portrait Endre Kasa wine cellar tank sample
Portrait Beate Kesseler entrance winery