We love what we do.

We are almost 2000 employees. We all have one thing in common: We are enthusiastic about the idea of spreading pleasure, fascination and pure joie de vivre throughout the world. We are the market leader in many countries. We are a team. And have been for more than 175 years.

From the beginning

Our history starts in 1832 with Adam Henkell. Pioneering spirit, discoverer and man of pleasure. First he established a wine store in Mainz. Exclusively for French wines.

Driven by his experimentalism and the idea of combining the best of two worlds, he created an entirely new composition of French Cuvée and German craftsmanship in 1856: Henkell Dry. 1909 saw a relocation to Wiesbaden in the cellar's new headquarters. Milestones at the start of a huge success story. Nowadays we are represented in 22 countries with our own subsidiaries and export to more than 100 countries worldwide.

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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.


Purchase of the brands Kupferberg Gold and Scharlachberg Meisterbrand.


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.