Since almost 130 years the name „Schloss Wachenheim“ is a synonyme for the production of high quality sparkling wines. 1888 it was founded as “Deutsche Schaumweinfabrik in Wachenheim” and merged with Sektkellerei Faber, located in Trier and affiliates in France, Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to one of the major producers of sparkling wines in Europe and worldwide.
Together with the consolidation went a product diversification of the company group, that provides not only sparkling wines and wine, but also de-alchoholised wines and sparklings, wermut, cider, spirits as well as other wine containing beverages, which is a broad variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on wine-basis. Moreover the company group also provides kids beverages.
Today the Schloss Wachenheim group maintains three operating parts in Germany, France and East-Mid-Europe.
In Germany Schloss Wachenheim AG, holding company of the Schloss Wachenheim group, predominantly produces sparkling wines in 3 different production sites:
· Winery Trier, with a production volume of more than 100 millions of bottles per year – one of the most modern productions in the sector of sparkling wine in Europe and worldwide.
· Sektschloss Wachenheim at the German „Weinstraße“ (wine route) holds one of Germanys largest and most modern production sites regarding traditional bottle conditioning.
· Hanse Sektkellerei Wismar, the northernmost winery of Germany, is a “manufacturers workshop” that only produces small quantities per year for distribution in the region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, but welcomes roundabout 15.000 visitors per year who come from all over Germany and the joining countries.
Another settlement is located at München-Haar.
Moreover the traditional vineyard Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt (VdP), belonging to the group, possesses a wide range of first class vineyards at the rivers Moselle, Saar and Ruwer and produces Riesling-wines that are amongst the best in their provenance.
The most distinguished brands of the German group part are Faber, LIGHT live (alcohol-free sparklings and wines), Rebling, Kleine Reblaus, Blû Prosecco and Robby Bubble – the party drink for kids.
Other important brands are Schloss Wachenheim, Nymphenburg Sekt, Schweriner Burggarten, Feist, Schloss Böchingen und Schwansee. The products sales – with exception on the wines of Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt - are mainly effected in the food retail sector. Furthermore the products of the group are exported to roundabout 40 countries worldwide; distribution takes place via local sales partners and salesmen. Schloss Wachenheims most important exporting regions are Great Britain, the Benelux countries, Austria, China, Switzerland and the Scandinavian countries.