Obstkelterei van Nahmen
Obstkelterei van Nahmen: delicious fruit juices
Peter van NahmenJuicer since childhood
According to Peter van Nahmen, his company's philosophy is "feeling responsible and preserving and continuing tradition". This is without question the basis of the family business. His passion, however, is the pleasure of managing and developing himself, the desire to continually improve the variety and to create innovative and modern fruit products. In Berlin's Bellevue Palace, Peter and his team are honoured to present the Van Nahmen gourmet juices to guests during the annual citizens' festival of the Federal President.
"We are united by our interest in perfection and the best possible quality of our exciting and innovative products."
Owner Obstkelterei van Nahmen GmbH & Co. KG
The Lower Rhine
North Rhine-Westphalia is a meadow orchard paradise. “With its mild climate, the Rhine delta on the lower Lower Rhine is particularly suitable for fruit production," says juice expert Van Nahmen. In addition to this, his company has also been maintaining local meadow orchards since 1994, with the support of the Nature Conservation Union (NABU). Peter has agreed with the orchard owners from the Münsterland and the Lower Rhine that they will only supply ripe and unsprayed high-stem fruit. Peter even pays them a higher price for this. This way, meadow orchards can be preserved and replanted. Incorporating ecological and economic aspects, as well as substitute biotopes for endangered bird species such as black-tailed godwits, redshanks, corncrakes, black and common terns, and a variety of duck species. Peter is also committed to preserving this unique natural environment. As part of the campaign to plant old fruit varieties, over 18.000 fruit trees have already been planted.
Juice for star restaurants
Only the best fruit is allowed to enter a Van Nahmen bottle. The apples of the Constantinople apple quince don't come from Turkey, and neither do the gray reindeer's antlers come from France. It is exclusively locally grown fruit from the Lower Rhine and from the Münsterland that give these juices from the single-variety gourmet juice series their particularly intense taste. Additionally, they have a wonderful aroma after they have been musted, with their wonderful acid-sugar ratio – and that's completely natural. Also, the pear, plum, grape and sour cherry juices are typical of the old, traditional fruit varieties. The van Nahmen range includes more than 30 fruit juices and nectars, as well as cider and – for wine lovers who want to avoid alcohol – single-variety grape juices.
The fourth generation of the family business is continuing the proven, artisan cider tradition and pressing all local fruits themselves. In this way, Van Nahmen has had an influence on the quality from the very beginning. In terms of quality, the private press is consistent, and the in-house standards are all above the legal requirements. This endeavour pays off: every year, the fruit juices are awarded by the German Agricultural Society (DLG). In 2020, Van Nahmen was awarded the Federal Prize for Fruit Drinks by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.