Henkell Freixenet grows and expands market shares at home and abroad


Henkell Freixenet grows and expands market shares at home and abroad

  • Record revenue: Henkell Freixenet grows to EUR 1.23 billion
  • Brand power: dynamic growth for Freixenet and Mionetto
  • Consumers trust in quality and strong brands

(Wiesbaden, April 16, 2024) Henkell Freixenet, the sparkling wine, wine and spirits division of Geschwister Oetker Beteiligungen KG, closed the 2023 fiscal year with a new record revenue of EUR 1.23 billion (excluding excise taxes). This corresponds to a growth of 4.1 % in net revenue. A good understanding of consumer’s needs, anticipating trends in global markets as well as a consistent focus on strategic brands have enabled Henkell Freixenet to continue its growth path and consolidate its position as the global market leader for sparkling wines in a challenging year (IWSR market research institute).

“We are grateful that consumers have remained loyal to us in a challenging market and competitive environment,” said Dr Andreas Brokemper, CEO of Henkell Freixenet. Disproportionate Growth was achieved in the categories of sparkling wine (+6 %) and spirits (+11 %), with negative growth of -8 % in the wine category.

Strategic growth driven by strong brands and innovations

In 2023, Henkell Freixenet focused on the global expansion of its strategic brands. The "House of Brands" increased their share of total sales and thus contributed to the positive development of the company.

  • Global Icons: Strong growth of +6 %. Significant upturns for the internationally successful Freixenet brand (+4 %) and the leading international Prosecco brand Mionetto (+11 %). In addition to the existing portfolio, growth was driven by innovations such as Mionetto Spumante 0.0%, Freixenet Sparkling Wine 0.0% and Mionetto Aperitivo, which matched the trend themes of alcohol-free and Aperitivo.  
  • Global Stars: Continuation of the dynamic development with growth of +9 %. The brand I heart Wines, which achieved double-digit revenue growth of +12 % in its new brand design, deserves special mention.
  • International Prestige Brands: Sales slightly above previous year's level (+1 %). The French prestige brands Alfred Gratien (+16 %) and Gratien & Meyer (+13 %) recorded outstanding growth and benefited from the high demand for Champagne specialities and the growing Crémant trend. Segura Viudas was affected by customer-driven inventory reductions in its core US market and recorded a decline in revenue (-7 %).
  • Local Icons: Positive development of our strong local brands in Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia with growth of +8 %.

“By focussing on core brands, having a vision for trends such as alcohol-free and aperitifs and the resulting product innovations, we have been able to convince our consumers and expand our market position in many markets,” continued Brokemper, summing up.

Regional developments: worldwide market share gains

Henkell Freixenet is continuing to expand its share of many worldwide markets, including Germany, Poland, Canada, USA and Brazil. The DACH and Eastern Europe regions were strong growth drivers in 2023.

  • DACH: Double-digit growth of +12 %. In Germany, Henkell Freixenet recorded market share gains in sparkling wine and spirits and maintained its sparkling wine market leadership in Austria.
  • Eastern Europe: Positive development in a challenging market environment with revenue up +8 %. Poland grows by +14 % and was able to extend its market leadership in the categories of sparkling wine and non-alcoholic thanks to Mionetto’s strong brand performance (+40 %). The Local Heroes (Bohemia, Hubert and Törley) have developed steadily despite unavoidable price increases.
  • Western Europe: Growth of +3 %, largely due to the strong performance of the Mionetto (+5 %), Freixenet (+4 %) and I heart Wines (+15 %) brands. France recorded a growth (+6 %) thanks to Freixenet and Mionetto, which are outperforming the market. Successful site expansion in Italy with the opening of the new Mionetto Visitor Centre and the purchase of Villa Morona in the heart of Valdobbiadene.
  • Americas: Revenue decline of -4 %. North American markets were significantly affected by the destocking effects of distributors and monopolies, while in the USA and Canada we were able to gain market share in the sparkling wine market. Significant growth, particularly in South American such as Brazil (+30 %). Expansion of the business by opening an own distribution company in Uruguay.
  • Asia-Pacific: Revenue down -17 %. Challenges included exchange rate effects and price competition with local products. Australia recorded a gain in market share.


“Volatility will continue and create a challenging economic market environment in the current year. At the same time, we see opportunities relating to our customers’ strong loyalty to our brands and the changing behaviour of Gen Z consumers. The “Aperitivo moment” and low/no alcohol trends are key opportunities for us,” said Brokemper. “As a family-owned company, we focus on the sustainable development of our global business. By consistently focussing on the needs of our consumers, the highest quality of our products and the expansion of our strong brands, we want to continue our success story in the future.”

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  • Key Figures

  • Dr. Andreas Brokemper

  • Henkell Freixenet Headquarter

  • Champagne Alfred Gratien

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  • Freixenet Cordon Negro

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  • Henkell Trocken

  • Mionetto

  • Mionetto Aperitivo