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Grown for over 130 years.
It was 1881 when Philipp Possmann opened the Gasthof zum Taunus with a connected cider winery. Due
to the economic growth in Frankfurt, there were more and
more thirsty workers to serve drinks to. While on the Frankfurt side of the Main river
the business district with its high rises was growing on the
other side of the river (Sachsenhausen) was
developing as a cozy entertaining place
with all of its applewine taverns. For over 134 years, the Possmann family has made traditional German apple wine and apple juice in the manner first handed down by Philipp Possmann in 1881.
Only the best
Possmanns focus since its founding days has been on
premium quality of the raw materials (apples) as well as the craftsmanship of
wine making. Already in 1929 the company started receiving awards for its
premium quality products. Up until today Possmann’s hard ciders are by far the
most awarded of Germany.
Since the day when the founder Philipp Possmann
gave his name to the company there has always been a Possmann family member as
the head of the company. We are proud that even in the 5th generation that has not changed-which is
a true achievement.
Where the world is still in order.
For our products we use mainly apples which are grown wild throughout the meadows and valleys of our region. By preserving these trees and the environment they grow in we play a big role in protecting endangered species which live in these habitats. Therefore every sip of our ciders is actively helping to protect the environment.
If an apple could choose where to grow up
it would certainly choose one of our wild apple orchards. While industrial
apple orchard trees are sprayed against pesticides and the grass kept very
short on our wild orchards we give the habitat the time to develop naturally
without interference from chemicals or machinery. Therefore you find many rare
species of animals and plants in this habitat.
The gentle and all encompassing use of these wild orchards ensure that the ground is rich with minerals and nutrition which in return helps to grow good healthy apples.
According to the highest craftmanship standards.
At Possmann the priority is not to just get the best apples to press, but also to process them according to the highest standards and our traditional family recipes. Although working with modern technology and highest hygienic standards it still comes down to true craftsmanship to produce the Possmann cider quality.
After inspecting and selecting the best apples, they are gently pressed in order to preserve the natural ingredients.
Submarine tank storage
The creativity of making things work in order
to follow the cider making dedication has lead the two Possmann brothers to a
unique idea. Towards the end of the
second World war the country was in ruins and no steel was available for
storage kegs. The idea was born to use the 3 pressure hulls of unfinished
submarines to store juice and wine in. To this day these 3 tanks out of 2.5 centimeter strong steel preserve
the quality of apple juice and hard apple cider. An excellent way of storage.
Working with the best raw materials and
highest quality standards our products have never been the least expensive in the market, but have always set the quality standards for many decades. The reward for the devotion and love to our products also shows in the many awards we have collected over the years of our company history. The German agricultural association alone has awarded our products with over 115 gold medals since 1968.
We love the variety - since 1881
Our classical products
The Classic / Hard cider
Sun, wind and rain are all these hessisch apples need to create their special flavor. This flavor is tart and crisp. Traditionally hand crafted by a cellar master, this is the original and many time award winning applewine of Germany. This product has won 37 DLG gold medals.
Frankfurt Applewine – Non-Alcoholic
This applewine is full, fruity, and lightly tart in taste with zero alcohol and very little calories. This is a perfect drink low in calories, isotonic as refresher in between, or as a tasty alternative for when you have to drive.
Frau Rauscher Speierling Applewine
With every sip of this fruity, tart applewine, you enjoy a classic taste of the lifestyle in Frankfurt. We have already won 24 times the DLG gold medals and the wine won the Hessen Cider State Championship- Hessenmeister.
The official drink of Eintracht Frankfurt, the Frankfurt soccer team. The original Possmann Frankfurt applewine is the permanent companion of our fans at the soccer games. This applewine is almost as popular as the soccer team. It is available in a 5 liter keg as well as the sparkling applewine version in the 0,5L.
Apple juice and sparkling apple juice
Landapple Apple juice –Clear juice
With 21 DLG gold medals, Germany’s most awarded apple juice. We can already speak from liquid “Gold”. This juice contains 100% fruit and has no additional preservatives. It contains vitamins and minerals from at least 14 healthy country apples.
Landapple Apple direct juice- Cloudy
From crispy Boskop to juicy Schafsnase apples fresh from hessen meadow orchards. These apples are hand picked and its juice is directly bottled unfiltered after pressing. This is an amazingly fresh taste and is like drinking a fresh pressed apple.
Landapple Apple Juice Sparkling - Clear gold
The delicious juice is an energy giver through its thirst quenching minerals and nutrition elements. This apple juice is a combination of excellent juice with 30% premium sparkling water added.
Landapple Apple Juice Sparkling –Cloudy Natural
This cloudy apple juice contains 70% juice and contains all the health benefits of a great juice and thirst quenching. It also has 30% of premium sparkling water added.
Äppler and Appel wine mixed drinks
This summer drink is originally a mixture of prosecco, elderflower, fresh lime and mint. At Possmann we use our applewine instead of prosecco and create and delicious Frankfurt specialty.
With a dry, lightly bitter and fruity style this drink is made for an evening with summer feeling. The taste from Aperol with Frankfurt applewine is refreshing.
The new refreshing drink in summer. Possmann applewine mixed with fruity cherry juice. This is the taste of a fun summer.
The uncompromisingly perfect hard cider from an original family recipe. Purecider has a perfect balance of rich apple flavor while not too sweet with a dry finish. Try a chilled Pure Cider, no need for ice, it is a perfect hard apple cider.
This drink contains 60% Frankfurt applewine mixed with 40% caffeine containing cola. This invigorating taste with only 3.5% alcohol.
Pure Cider & Pure Cider Rosé (4Pack)
Theuncompromisingly perfect hard cider from an original family recipe. Created with 100% pleasure and 0% compromise. Pure cider has a perfect balance of rich apple flavor while not too sweet with a dry finish. Try a chilled Pure Cider, no need for ice, it is a perfect hard apple cider. Also available as Pure Cider Rose´ with a splash of black currant.