Actually, Hanspeter Kunz was no friend of bubbles. Most of the sparkling wines he had tasted were too dry and too acidic for him. But when a sip of a colleague's sparkling wine found its way into his palate, he was thrilled and immediately asked him how to get such a wonderful product. The very next autumn the grapes were harvested and pressed for producing his own sparkling wine. It had to be neither too sour nor too dry, and simply a lot of fun to drink.
After the production was succesfully achieved, only the name was missing. He kept finding and immediately discarding options. When a former comrade from the fire brigade visited Hanspeter, he proudly opened a bottle of his sparkling wine. His friend kept calling him Hampa, as many friends affectionately nickname him. Hampa + champagner = Hampagner. And so, thanks to another friend, he found the name. It is good to have friends and wine!