Family – Wilhelm Kern GmbH (english)


Lifelong learning with and from each other is a natural principle for our entire family. We regard it as an extraordinary and not at all self-evident opportunity to be able to run a business together with grandparents, parents and children. It’s not just family cohesion that thrives on this. The company also benefits because the experience, routine and willingness to experiment of different generations come together. Nevertheless, there is no false harmony. We don’t want to suppress differing opinions and the odd dispute.

Pulling together on the important decisions and being sure of your own freedom is part of a healthy family life and corporate culture. You can only get ahead if you not only pull together, but also in the same direction. A company history of over 100 years proves that we Kerns are a good team.

Christoph KERN

B.Sc. Beverage Technology
M.Sc. Management
After various stations at home and abroad and having completed degrees as oenologist and industrial engineer, Christoph took over the management in July 2022. With fresh ideas and a lot of commitment, he is now putting his idea of a modern wine style into practice.

Ulrich KERN

Dipl.-Ing. (Beverage Technology)
He knows that wine cannot be forced and that making wine requires calmness and diligence. For Ulrich Kern nothing can replace rock-solid workmanship combined with modern technology.

Ina Kern

Dipl.-Ing. (Viticulture and Oenology)
Quality awareness is a matter of attitude. She is responsible for communication with the winegrowers and coordinates the collaboration between vineyard and cellar. In this way, she tackles the issue of quality at its roots. She also devotes herself to wine culture with great pleasure. At the regular wine salons, culinary wine menus or wine tastings, her passion for good wine, good food and art is evident.

Friedrich KERN

Dipl.-Ing. (Beverage Technology)
Maintaining direct contact with customers is an absolute top priority for him. In a combination of perfectionism and patient level-headedness, Friedrich takes care of issues relating to the company’s administration. As a passionate supplier of large events, he is responsible for an important branch of the company’s business.

Brigitte KERN

Dipl.-Ing. (Viticulture and Oenology)
For her, customer service comes from the heart and is not just a term found in a marketing manual. Welcoming guests to the company is a personal mission for Brigitte Kern and a wonderful opportunity for ensuring that the relationship to the customer is not just a number in some software.