Germany’s oldest producer of sparkling wines
The Kessler Sekt Cellars founded in 1826 by Georg Christian von Kessler in Esslingen on the Neckar River is known today as Germany’s oldest cellars for Sekt (sparkling wine). It is one of the few Sekt cellars in Germany with historic roots in Champagne. Ever since its foundation the Kessler company has followed the traditional method and the bottle fermentation process. The company’s top sparkling wines are all produced by the “méthode traditionelle”, with some of the production still stored and shaken by hand in the Kessler company’s mediaeval maturing cellars.