A family business with a long tradition

A family business lives from solidarity and trust. In recent decades, the Teriete family has developed the Dwersteg Distillery into a leading company for organically produced spirits and liqueurs.

At the historical location in Steinfurt-Borghorst, the company has its production, product development, bottling and distribution, all under one roof.


Ludwig Dwersteg founded the ‘Spirituosen and Liqueurherstellungsbetrieb’ on the 1st July 1882 in Borghorst “Ludwig Dwersteg Jr”.

He was born the fourth son of the brewer Ludwig Dwersteg, coming from one of the oldest families in Borghorst. As a trained merchant, distiller and brewer, he started his operation in the distillery of his brother Caspar.

Ludwig Dwersteg


Dwersteg Family
The founder Ludwig Dwersteg hands over the company to his sons Ludwig and Bernhard, and died just two years later, on June 27, 1925.


Bernhard Dwersteg retires from the company while Ludwig Dwersteg continues running the business with prudence.

Further development of the company was interrupted for several years by the Second World War.

Ludwig Dwersteg Junior


The Liqueur Cellar
In the early postwar years, non-alcoholic hot and cold beverages were produced and marketed. On the day of the currency reform the production of wine and spirits was resumed.


Ludwig Dwersteg Jr, the son of the owner, joins the company.

Ludwig Dwersteg junior


Ludger Teriete

Ludger Teriete, a nephew of Ludwig Dwersteg, becomes a partner in the company which has now been converted into a limited partnership.

The survival of the company is therefore secured by the long-term experience of Ludwig Dwersteg Jr. and the youthful vigour of Ludger Teriete.


Ludwig Dwersteg Jr. retires from the company. Ludger Teriete is now the sole managing partner of the Dwersteg Distillery.



Friedensreiter Patent
The Dwersteg Distillery acquires the rights to the symbol of the “Friedensreiter” from the Münster wine and spirit merchant “Niemer”.


Together with one of the last living Bauhaus Artists and Kandinsky students Heinrich Neuy, a symbiosis between painting and distilling: “Hommage à Kandinsky”.
Hommage à Kandinsky


Upon successful completion of her Distillers Certificate at the Institute for Fermentation and Biotechnology in Berlin, Monika Teriete takes over responsibility for Product Development and Quality Management.


Dwersteg Distillery is one of the first producers of spirits worldwide to develop a product line which is made exclusively from organic and fair trade ingredients – Dwersteg Organic.
Dwersteg Organic seit 1996


On the “Bio-fach 2001”, the trade exhibition for health food and natural products, the Dwersteg Distillery is awarded “Product of the Year – Biological products” for their Chocolate Cream Liqueur.


Eurotoques – an internationally operating association of chefs, which includes Paul Bocuse and Eckhard Witzigmann, appoint the Dwersteg Distillery as “Official Supplier”.



Best of Bio Award
Best of BIO Award from BIO-Hotels: Award as the most successful organic distillery.


‘Organic Brand of the Year 2011’ of the ‘Lebensmittel Praxis’ together with the Bioexperten Consulting Group.


Limoncello Lemon Liqueur is Best New Product at BioFach 2012.


Award for “Green Brand 2013/2014”



MoGin – Organic London Dry Gin wins Gold at the Craft Spirits Awards


Award for “Green Brand 2015/2016”

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