The “ERBEN” brand was launched in 1964. “ERBEN” means “heritage” in German what symbolically embodies the Langguth family tradition in producing excellent German wines. Just a few years passed when Erben® succeeded as the best-selling wine brand on the German market. In 1976, ERBEN SPÄTLESE (late harvest) appeared the most popular Prädikat wine, with the highest quality, on the German market. Even though the product range was extended, nothing could repeat the success story, set up before, over the course of the following decades. Exclusively quality-tested vintages from German wine growing areas are selected to produce Erben Wines. There are 12 wines with maximum quality levels and a distinct flavour in the Erben® product range. These are 3 Prädikat wines and 9 varietal wines enjoyment for every occasion and taste. The brand ERBEN is the pride and delight of F.W. Langguth Erben winery as the brand has won one of the most important international design awards, RED DOT AWARD: Brands & Communication Design 2020.
Back in 1789, Franz Wilhelm Langguth founded the wine house in Traben-Trarbach on the banks of the Moselle River. To the surprize of many, this charming town managed to reach the same importance in wine trading as Bordeaux in France. Today, the F.W. Langguth Erben winery, located in the heart of Europe, with its own steep sloped vineyards along the Moselle valley cultivates wines mainly in the famous German wine regions of Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Moselle.
Starting as a small humble project, the F.W. Langguth Erben winery became one of Germany’s biggest wine producers during the 19th century. Now it can be listed among the Europe’s leading companies. Through the last decades, Wolfgang Langguth contributed to the definition and implementation of the company’s philosophy of winemaking and brand innovation: delivering top quality wine to customers worldwide while maintaining brand traditions combined with modern, sustainable wine making technology.