The next Sparkling Wine Day will be on 11/05/2019
LET’S LOOK BACK TO 12 MAY 2018
GLORIOUS WEATHER AND THE HMSC OLDTIMER RALLY KEPT BOTH THE SPARKLING WINE AND THE STREAMS OF VISITORS FLOWING
With up to 10,000 guests in the building, courtyard and winery, food, drinks and a packed entertainment programme, Sparkling Wine Day 2018 was another dazzling success! The scintillating spectacle is one of the largest events at Henkell & Co. in Wiesbaden. It is held every year on the Saturday before mother’s day, in the court of honour of the sparkling wine cellar. As well as the glorious weather at a sunny 24° C, guests in 2018 also had the chance to enjoy a stopover by the HMSC Oldtimer Rally.
No room for boredom
Guests at this year’s Sparkling Wine Day at Henkell & Co. were treated to an attractive events programme. One of those guests was Wiesbaden’s mayor Sven Gerich, for whom attending the Henkell Sparkling Wine Day is almost a tradition. Nothing was going to stand in the way of him attending this year’s Sparkling Wine Day either. Live musical entertainment at the event was provided by Leslie Ann Jost and Diana Schneider, Marco Matias and Hugh Kanza, with a repertoire of soul, R&B, pop and funk covers. Guests could try their luck at roulette and black jack tables provided by Spielbank Wiesbaden. The youngest visitors could enjoy a colourful kids programme, and there was table football in the hall for the teenagers. Visitors could also take a tour of the winery and ask to visit where the wines are produced, where a team demonstrated the art of making traditional sparkling wine. The Henkell Shop, with its many sparkling wine and spirit specialities, including international ones, was also kept busy. The 45-minute free trips on the cult urban train “THermine” are always popular with families. Guests could find out about the business as a Wiesbaden production site on a special tour through Biebrich and the Henkell site. Kuffler, Nassauer Hof and Consortium supplied delicious meals and the Henkell & Co. team kept the sparkling beverages flowing. The big sellers this year were Henkell Rosé, Blanc de Blancs and Adam Rosé.
Bonus attraction - the Oldtimer Rally
A scheduling clash with the HMSC Oldtimer Rally, which stops every year at Henkell & Co., made organising this year’s Sparkling Wine Day a particular challenge, but the rally was slotted into the programme without further ado. This year, the rally’s 100 participants and their wonderful classic rarities met at the railway tracks, providing an additional attraction for all of the Sparkling Wine Day guests.