Dolleruper Destille

Dolleruper Destille


The apple of your eye?

The northernmost fruit distillery in Germany kicks it up a notch. Brigitte and Manfred Weyrauch founded the business in 1990 as a small cidery. The aim was always to produce interesting and delicious products from the many varieties of apples and pears in the region.

What started in a confined space in the former fire station of the Terkelstoft voluntary fire brigade, producing just 500 litres, has since become a small operation with a production of around 10,000 litres of pure apple, pear and quince juice. In addition to the cidery, the building also houses a wine bar and shop, a café, and – as the cherry on top – a fruit distillery.

The master brewers Werner Sauer and Axel Hartwig acquired Dolleruper Destille at the beginning of 2014. They continue to run the business successfully in the spirit of the founders.

Tours and demonstrations

You can visit the distillery during its regular opening times. With a bit of luck, the facility might be in operation and you can see a demonstration of how noble brandy is produced.

The main fruit distillation season is from November until May. This is when the smell of apple, pear and quince is in the air. Raspberries, blueberries and cherries are also distilled in August. If you are interested in making a purchase, you are welcome to try a sample. You may also arrange an appointment for a distillation demonstration with the distillers for you and your group. They also hold brandy seminars. If you are interested, visit for more information.

Insider tip: the popular jazz session takes place once a month, every second Friday evening, turning the distillery’s beautiful grounds into a real jazz club. Popular live bands will have music lovers tapping their feet to the beat.

Dolleruper Destille
Neukirchener Weg 8a
24989 Dollerup
Phone: +49 4636 976030 (cidery + shop)
Phone: +49 4636 976618 (wine bar)