Zimmermann-Graeff & Müller, abbreviated to ZGM, in Zell/Mosel, is one of Germany’s leading wineries. The family company was founded in 1886 by Jacob Zimmermann. Today it is in the hands of his great-great-grandchildren, Dr Tina Schiemann and Dominik Hübinger from the fifth generation of the family, as well as the Managing Directors Hans-Josef Esch and Kristian Schiemann. Johannes Hübinger who, for more than 35 years, has been at the helm of the company’s destiny, has taken over the position of Chairman of the Advisory Board. ZGM’s success lies in extraordinary wine quality which is at the heart of the business.
The wide ZGM range of German, European and New World wines is available virtually everywhere in German food retailing and on the shelves of numerous other countries. With its range, the company is a leader in terms of its quality philosophy. As one of the strongest export companies in the German wine sector, its wines are sold in more than 35 countries. More than 1,000 selected winemakers from the Rhineland-Palatinate region supply the winery with its grapes. With the takeover of the Lorch winery in 2009, ZGM has its own wine-press facility and its own cask wine winery in Bad Bargzabern.
With approximately 285 employees, of whom 26 are trainees, in 2015 with a total sales volume of approx. 100 million litres, the company made a turnover of approximately 168 million euros.
Virtually 45 percent of the total sales volume at ZGM originates from German wine-growing areas, primarily from the regions of Moselle, Palatinate and Rhine-Hesse. The range is supplemented by wines from other European countries and from overseas. The oenology process is undertaken by in-house staff who are in charge of both - wine procurement and ageing. Continuous control measures are adopted in accordance with strict quality directives throughout the entire company, in particular in the development and bottling of the wines. For increased quality assurance, contractual wine-growers are advised on cultivation. Production takes place in three locations: Zell-Barl, Kinheim and Bad Bergzabern, whereby in the latter, a company-owned wine-press facility is connected to the oldest producer cooperative in Palatinate, St. Paul.
Further informations: http://www.zgm.de/en/