The headquarters of today's "Rotkäppchen-Mumm Sektkellereien GmbH" is located in the town of Freyburg in the German wine-growing region of Saale-Unstrut. The origin lies in 1856, when a wine shop was founded by the brothers Moritz (+1863) and Julius Kloss (+1890) and their friend Carl Foerster (+1888). One year later they took a share in the "Freyburger Champagner-Fabrik-Gesellschaft". From 1861, a sparkling wine was produced under the brand name "Monopol". But already in 1862 the company had to be liquidated. Most of the estate was acquired in 1866 by the "Kloss & Foerster" sparkling wine producer with the three gentlemen mentioned above as partners. Business was now going better and better, so that musts and wines were bought from the Moselle, Main and Rhine, and later even from Champagne. The French champagne company Heidsieck Monopole successfully protested against the brand name in 1894. Kloss & Foerster were no longer allowed to use "Monopol" and introduced the name "Rotkäppchen" (at that time still with an "h") after the red bottle cap and the still permitted name "Champagner" on the label. In 1891, the five-storey "Großer Keller" and a new office and reception building were built, which still form the heart of the sparkling wine house in Freyburg today.
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