The roots of the Kelterei Heil can be found in a pub in the village of Laubus-Eschbach. After the war, when no beer or other drinks were available to sell in the pub, the Heil family revived an old tradition, i.e. they decided to produce their own cider. Grandpa Heil swapped a goat from the family farm for an apple press.
Since then, the Kelterei Heil has become one of the most important producers of ciders and fruit juices in Hesse. In contrast to the early days, when only apple wine and apple juice was produced, the current product range comprises more than 60 different products.
Several of these products have received prizes and medals. Moreover the Kelterei Heil was the first cider producer in Hesse with an IFS-certification.
For many years, the company has welcomed hundreds of visitor groups and staged its own events in which thousands of people have participated. Every year, the Kelterei Heil sells apple-trees, resulting in 44.000 trees that have been planted so far.