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The German company was founded in 1855 by Adam Josef Racke (1827-1913) in Bingen am Rhein and is today one of the leading suppliers of premium wines. The family, which at that time was still written in the form Raquet or Raqué, was of French or Huguenot origin. Initially they sold wine and wine vinegar and produced brandy, but soon they also ran their own winery. Son Georg Racke (1860-1914) successfully continued the business, he was also a member of parliament in the DWV (German Wine Growers' Association) and president of the Bingen winery owners. After his early death, son-in-law Heinrich Moller-Racke (1884-1967) took over the management. After the Second World War, a large part of the operating facilities were destroyed by bombs. The reconstruction was carried out under Harro Moller-Racke (1920-2006). In his era the brand "Racke Rauchzart" was created as the first German whisky. From 1960 onwards, the red wine "Amselfelder" (Kosovo) was launched on the market, which developed into one of the most successful brand wines in Germany.

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