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We love what we do.

We have nearly 4,000 employees worldwide. All of them have one thing in common: We are passionate about the idea of bringing pleasure, fascination and pure joie de vivre to the whole world. We are a market leader in many countries. And we are a team.

Growing together

 

The story of Henkell Freixenet begins with Adam Henkell in 1832: Pioneering spirit, discoverer and man of pleasure. First, he founded a wine shop in Mainz, then he created Henkell Trocken in 1856 – and laid the cornerstone for the company. A few years later, Freixenet Cava Winery was established in the north of Spain, and it has since developed into the world's leading supplier of the finest cava. Together, we are the largest sparkling wine producer worldwide – with our own subsidiaries in 30 countries.

 

Company brochure 2017

2019

Henkell & Co. and Freixenet S.A. merge together to "Henkell Freixenet". A new logo also unites the alliance visually.

2018

The Henkell & Co.-Gruppe takes over
50,67 % of shares in Freixenet S.A., Spain

Takeover of Filipopolis

2017

Takeover of Mangaroca Batida de Côco

2016

New business unit: Henkell & Co. Global

Complete takeover of Copestick/Murray, UK

2015

Opening of the Henkell-Shop at the Wiesbaden site.

2013

The Henkell & Co.-Gruppe takes over 60 % of shares in Copestick Murray, Witshire, UK. The "Pearls of Europe" are given their name.

2011/12

Foundation of import and distribution companies in Latvia, Sweden, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Switzerland. Takeover of the Spanish Cava producer, Cavas Hill.

2010

Takeover of the spirit brands Kuemmerling, Fürst Bismarck and Jacobi 1880.

2009

Consistent with the company's new name "Henkell & Co. Sektkellerei KG", the Wiesbaden headquarters celebrate their 100-year anniversary.

2008

Takeover of the Italian Prosecco cellar, Mionetto S.p.A.

2007

175-year wine cellar anniversary of Henkell. Takeover of the Stolichniy sparkling wine cellar, Kiev, Ukraine.

2006

The company celebrates 150 years of Henkell sparkling wine. Takeover of the spirit brands Pott Rum and Stern-Marke.

2004

Purchase of the brands Kupferberg Gold and Scharlachberg Meisterbrand.

2003

Takeover of the sales and brand rights of sparkling wine manufacture Menger-Krug as well as the Romanian sparkling wine market leader, S.C. Angelli Spumante & Aperitive s.r.l.

2000

Takeover of the French sparkling wine and Champagne cellar Gratien & Meyer S.A.S. as well as the Slovakian sparkling wine producer Hubert J. E. s.r.o.

1997

Takeover of the sparkling wine cellar, Deinhard AG.

1992

Takeover of the Hungarian sparkling wine market leader, Törley Sektkellerei Kft. (formerly Hungarovin AG), Budapest.

1987

Merger of Henkell & Co. and Söhnlein Rheingold AG, owned by the Bielefeld entrepreneur, Rudolf August Oetker, since 1958.

1960

Introduction to the vodka business with takeover of Gorbatschow Wodka KG.

1864

Johann Jacob Söhnlein establishes the Rheingauer Schaumweinfabrik, which becomes Söhnlein Rheingold AG in 1922.

1832

Adam Henkell establishes a wine store in Mainz am Rhein. From 1856 he also produces sparkling wine – and the Henkell brand is born.