Export Union’s state-of-the-art 50,000+ sq. ft. facility is designed to handle every aspect of the wine supply chain. This includes:

  • Production hall & warehouse
  • 4 fully automated filling lines
  • Administrative offices
  • Tank storage up to 5.5 million liters
  • Cellar equipment
  • Company laboratory
  • Storage facilities
bottles in a wine filling machine
storage of wine bottles and wine cases
packaging of wine bottles

Quality Management

Export Union stakes its reputation daily on rigorous quality management, certification, and sustainable systems. This starts with an HACCP analysis of each step of the production process and extends to sensory and analytical quality control for its in-house lab. Export Union has also held its IFS-certified “high level” rating for many years.

Export Union is a conscientious employer. Every company member, from maintenance to management, must read and acknowledge the company’s mission statement, which lays out an ethical code of conduct for all parts of the business.

Export Union takes green seriously. Among its many initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint and increase its sustainability are the company’s photovoltaic panels. These generate 526 kWp, or nearly 80% of our total electricity consumption.

quality check of a red wine from a steel tank
measurement of a wine bottle

Our Wines

Export Union imports base wines from around the world to process and package according to our customers’ needs, from bag-in-box solutions to private label bottlings. The focus is always on “Best Value For Money”.

Our strength is primarily, although not exclusively, New World:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Chile
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • USA
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
five bottles of wine: Butchers Block Malbec, Harbour Bridge Chardonnay, La Gonda Chardonnay, Ingata Sauvignon Blanc, Copperfield Pinotage

Based on the latest trends on the world market, we have formulated a set of grape varieties that are well accepted and familiar to consumers in all major markets.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Pinotage
  • Shiraz
  • Zinfandel
  • Zinfandel Rosé
  • Chardonnnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Riesling
  • Sauvignon Blanc 
four bottles of wine: Buffalo Ridge Zinfandel Rosé, Johann Brunner Riesling, La Famille La Casse Cabernet Souvignon, Flavorini Pino Grigio Rosé

About us

Export Union was founded in 1957 in Mainz, Germany. Located in Alzey since 1999, the company is now in the 3rd generation of family ownership. The managing director, Joe Rädecke, took over the business from his father and works closely with business partner Horst Pistorius.

Export Union is proud of its status as one of the world’s leading independent providers of complete B2B supply chain management for wine. With sourcing focused on New World products, Export Union has earned its customers’ trust through its flawless, one-stop buying experience.

» Show IFS Food Certificate

Wine cellar with steel tanks
Filling of wine bottles


Joe Rädecke

Managing Director

Phone: +49-6731-9404012


Katrin Rädecke

Key Account Management

Phone: +49-6731-9404031


Peter Pistorius

Key Account Management

Phone: +49-6731-9404027


Jens Müller

Key Account Management

Phone: +49-6731-9404033


Florian Winter

Cellar Master

Phone: +49-6731-9404012



Export Union’s comprehensive catalogue of services simplify the complexity of international bulk wine handling. Customers can choose between many wine options from reputable producers. We then package the products to fit the customer’s specific needs, from standard bottles with a label designed by our in-house team to bag-in-box solutions featuring the customer’s corporate image.

Export Union supports their customers throughout and can assume responsibility for any of these key steps:

  • Sourcing of high-quality base wines from major wine producers
  • Bottling (1x 750ml bottling line, 1x 187ml bottling line, 2x bag-in-box (BiB) bottling lines)
  • Storage & delivery
  • Quick & flexible adaptation to changes
  • Keen financial terms & ability to work in various currencies
  • High flexibility in volumes & lead time
Filling pouches for bag in box wines
A forklift storing a palette of wine in a truck
Two men checking the quality of red wine from a steel tank


Export Union’s state-of-the-art production facility can fill the wines into a wide variety of packaging, from classic to innovative to industrial:

  • Bottles from 0.187–1.0 L
  • Bag in Box from 2.00–20.00 L
  • Glass and PET
  • Screw cap & cork
  • Customised packaging
  • 6 or 12 bottles per outer case (0.75 L)
  • Euro or VMF pallet

Export Union offers its own house brand wines from a wide range of countries and grape varieties, available in a wide range of standard formats to fit the customer’s needs.

Export Union also maintains its own in-house design team when bespoke solutions are needed and different state-of-the-art labels will serve their specific requirements. Our design team has the practical, legal, and cultural expertise to dress bottles for those specific national or regional markets.

two men observing the process of packaging wine bottles
wine capsules in a filling machine

Contract Bottling

Export Union accommodates customers who wish to market products under their own corporate design or private label and provide a variety of full-service options to process wines from producers’ cellars around the world to our customers’ warehouses, all at high technical and quality standards:

  • Sourcing of packaging materials at competitive prices
  • Bottling or filling in a variety of sizes of bottles and Bag-in-Box
  • Complete import handling and taxation
  • Flexible logistics, from ex cellar to direct deliveries
  • In-house design team for labels or format


a person stacking wine cartons
a wine filling machine


Office and Production

Werner-von-Siemens-Str. 14-18
D-55232 Alzey

Fon: +49-6731-9404012
Fax: +49-6731-9404040


Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 08.00 - 17.00
Friday 08.00 - 16.00

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