Schloss Wachenheim AG is one of the world's largest suppliers of sparkling and sparkling wines as well as other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The company's product range includes international brands such as Faber, LIGHT live and Robby Bubble (Germany), Charles Volner, Muscador and Opéra (France), Cin & Cin, Dorato and Cydr Lubelski (Poland). The Group operates in six countries with its own companies (Germany, France, Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia). The total turnover of the Schloss Wachenheim Group in fiscal 2015/16 amounted to EUR 293.2 million.
In line with tradition, in Germany Schloss Wachenheim AG, the parent company of the Schloss Wachenheim Group, is principally a producer and distributor of sparkling wine and semi-sparkling wine, maintaining three production sites:
With a production volume of more than 100 million bottles annually, the winery in Trier is regarded as one of the most cutting edge business operations in the sector, both across Europe and throughout the world.
The Wachenheim Sparkling Wine Castle on the German Wine Route (Weinstraße) disposes of one of the largest and most up to date production facilities in the country when it comes to the traditional industry of bottle fermentation.
The Hanse sparkling wine factory (Sektkellerei) in Wismar, the furthest north sparkling wine producer in Germany, is a kind of manufacturing outfit in which only small quantities of sparkling wine are produced annually for distribution in the region of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, but frequented by visitors numbers totalling approximately 15,000 a year from all regions of Germany and beyond.
There is another branch in Munich.
Alongside this, our tradition-steeped vineyard Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt (VdP - Association of German Quality and Prädikat Wine Estates), a subsidiary of Schloss Wachenheim AG, disposes of an extraordinary range of prime locations in the growing regions Moselle, Saar and Ruwer, producing Riesling wines which compete with the best wines of their provenance.
With the exception of wines from the vineyard Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt domestic distribution takes place primarily via food wholesale and retail. In addition to this the company's products are exported to almost 40 countries; distribution usually takes place there via local distribution partners or sales representatives.
The most important export countries include the UK, the Benelux countries, Austria and Switzerland and even Scandinavian countries.