The commercial start of the H. Weber Distillery comes only a century after the first elaborate distillate. The distillery was built in 1948 and consisted of a mill moved by four mules. Over time, the process was modernizing and the business eventually passed from father to son. From generation to generation, the quest for innovation, quality and purity have enabled the family to improve its know-how and distillery with the most modern production processes. In 2001, the Weber Haus brand comes into operation. From 2004, the company started selling outside the regional market (Ivoti, Dois Irmãos and Novo Hamburgo). And already in 2006, it conquers its first export.
Currently, the company operates in the national and international markets. The main export market is the North American. The products are present in 17 states of that country. Be in 2017, the company closed with three new countries: Estonia, Luxembourg and Austria. Other markets are England, Germany, China, France, Japan, Italy, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark. In the national territory, it operates in 23 states, in addition to the Federal District, in particular the markets of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Bahia, Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul. In addition to the constant conquest of new markets, in 2014, The company acquired the brand Velho Pescador, one of the most traditional alembic cachaças in Rio Grande do Sul. The brand was acquired by the H. Weber Distillery along with the other labels from the legendary Fazenda Maribo, from Osório (RS). Among them are the cachaças 30 Luas and Santa Martha (Silver and Aged in Grapia), the latter produced by the first distillery and cachaçaria of the South of the Country, from 1928, with the same name.
With an annual output of 255,000 liters a year, the distillery is always betting on premium drinks to conquer the national and international markets. With over 105 awards from around the world, Weber is always looking for new blends and its production is strictly handmade. Known as alembic cachaças, they differ from industries by a number of factors, starting with the 100% organic raw material, where sugarcane is grown without pesticides. The distillation takes place in copper stills of 600 liters capacity, with the elimination of the so-called “head and tail” of the drink, which are respectively the first and last part to leave, with high concentrations of alcohol and representing 20% of the total distillate. Aimed at sustainability issues, H. Weber also acquired solar panels for the production of energy. The initiative combined with other measures make the Ivoti company 100% sustainable. In addition to the solar panels recently installed in the cachaçaria headquarters, all the residue produced by the alembic is used. From the bagasse, a compound is used as fertilizer in the sugar cane plantation. Another part of the compound is used in the production of steam from the boiler responsible for the distillation of cachaça. The cane juice not used in the production of cachaças is used in the leaves of the plant, also as fertilizer. The company also has organic certification, which covers our entire 22-hectare property