Today G & W Bavarian Style Sausage Company is run by two cousins, Bob and Gerhard Wanninger. They are descendants of Helmut and Henry Wanninger, brothers who emigrated from Regensburg, Germany to St. Louis, Missouri in 1965. Helmut and Henry were the sons of a 2nd generation German Sausage Meister in Bavaria.
Henry and Helmut brought the family’s secret recipe for Bavarian-style sausage to America and founded G & W Bavarian Style Sausage. With their partner, Otto Gummerscheimer, G & W grew to serve not only immigrants in the German-influenced South St. Louis neighborhoods, but also many local businesses.
Today G & W’s products are found on the menus of many local St. Louis restaurants and in the meat markets of various grocery stores, in addition to their own store. Their product is also sold at many festivals and local attractions, such as Grant’s Farm and Gus's Pretzels.
G&W Sausage Company is known for high-quality products served around the dinner table and at family gatherings.
Today’s owners, Gerhard and Bob, both worked in the family business as teenagers. It was then they learned the process for making the finest Bavarian sausage from the same secret recipe their grandfather created in his native Germany.
Under their lead, G & W has grown to provide over 30 different varieties of Bavarian-style sausage, from bratwurst and liverwurst to their locally famous Landjager beef stick.
We welcome this opportunity to introduce our sausage products to you and your family. Remember the company slogan: You can’t beat G&W meat!