We love what we do.

We have nearly 3,500 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 for sparkling wine. 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. 


Business Year 2019

Key Figures 2019

Pearls Magazine


"Henkell Freixenet" is one now. A new logo unites the alliance visually.


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

Takeover of Filipopolis


Takeover of Mangaroca Batida de Côco


New business unit: Henkell & Co. Global

Complete takeover of Copestick/Murray, UK


Opening of the Henkell-Shop at the Wiesbaden site.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


Takeover of the sparkling wine cellar, Deinhard AG.


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


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


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


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


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