Sparkling Wine Day at Henkell with sparkling entertainment on May 12, 2018
One day a year is dedicated to the bubbles rising from a finely composed cuvée that goes to make a first-class quality sparkling wine. On Sparkling Wine Day – traditionally the Saturday before Mother’s Day in Germany – Henkell & Co. opens its doors at its Wiesbaden headquarters to celebrate with quality sparkling wine aficionados from the region.
Every year, lovers of sparkling wine have the chance to discover some secrets about quality sparkling wine production on a guided tour, while also enjoying diverse entertainment by top artists. Naturally, occasional sips of quality sparkling wine are part of the enjoyment.
To ensure that the Sparkling Wine Day, which is held at Henkell in Wiesbaden’s Biebricher Allee 142, is also a family day, there is an exciting children’s programme to entertain our younger visitors.
If you’re interested, but don’t have any time on the Sparkling Wine Day, the doors of the Henkell & Co. continue to remain open. The traditional location welcomes groups of five people or more on other dates. Pre-arranged guided tours provide insight on how quality sparkling wine is made and bottled. Naturally, that includes a classic quality sparkling wine tasting session with expert commentary.
Review of May 13, 2017
Effervescent spirits and radiant sunshine at the 2017 Sparkling Wine Day
Twenty degrees and a clear, blue sky: after a few early glitches, the weather in Wiesbaden turned out perfect for the Sparkling Wine Day at Henkell & Co. Many visitors came to Wiesbaden’s first open-air event of the year, making it a complete success.
From 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Henkell & Co. Sektkellerei welcomed its guests with an unusual programme for young and old alike, including tasty food, dancing and general enjoyment. Thousands of quality sparkling wine friends and visitors took up Henkell’s invitation and joined in to celebrate in the summer atmosphere.
Top music acts from the worlds of pop, funk and R&B ensured the right atmosphere. The gifted young singer Linda Teodosiu and the multitalented American Ron Jackson impressed the audience with their solo and duet performances. The internationally successful violinist Beatrix-Löw-Beer accompanied the duo with great energy on her electric violin, sending shivers down the audience’s spines.
The Hamburg music entertainer Kate Wulff also presented a unique show with her rock and pop songs and funky grooves for the dancefloor, while the Wiesbaden cover band Cue Up performed a great party mix of funk and rock.
This year, the winery’s new quality sparkling wine manufacturing facility was open to visitors after being launched just a few days earlier. Visitors were able to learn more about the craft of traditional bottle fermentation at first hand in close-up detail. In addition to guided tours of the winery, Henkell also presented the casino in the “Blue Room”, along with culinary delights and a diverse children’s programme. The popular “Thermine” trackless train was also involved, stopping at several places near the winery.
Incidentally: Anyone interested who missed the Sparkling Wine Day can also visit the winery on another day. Guided tours, including optional tours of the quality sparkling wine producing facility, can be booked in advance. Naturally, a quality sparkling wine-tasting session including commentary is part of the programme. The Henkell Shop is open to winery visitors and quality sparkling wine friends from the region Tuesdays to Fridays between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., as well as Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..