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Sparkling Wine Night


A look back at the “Ball des Sports Party Gala Sparkling Wine Night” 2019

A laid-back vibe & sparkling wine with Henkell Freixenet

This year, the German Sports Aid Foundation once again hosted the successful benefit gala “Ball des Sports” in Wiesbaden. The tradition is for the Party Gala Sparkling Wine Night Ball des Sports to get guests in the spirit the night before. On February 1, 800 guests in total, among them big names in German elite sport, enjoyed an atmospheric party in Henkell Freixenet’s magnificent Marble Hall in Wiesbaden. Guests who had been lucky enough to grab one of the much sought-after tickets enjoyed a variety-packed programme of dance, music and sparkling wine, into the early hours of the morning.

New hosts and high-profile guests

It was the first time Henkell Freixenet had hosted the gala. Since the merger of the two firms on 1 January 2019, it has been the world’s leading producer of sparkling wine. The event was host to some big names – among them athletes from German elite sport like Andreas Hofmann (athletics), Max Lemke (canoe), Felix Haase (shooting), and many more.

Thrilling shows, fascinating talks & a packed dancefloor

All musical tastes were catered for throughout the evening on two dancefloors. Guests could also enjoy breathtaking acrobatics and lively panel discussions with star guests such as Joey Kelly, led by compère of the evening and 2012 Olympic champion beach volleyball player, Jonas Reckermann.

Away from the lively party atmosphere, the Henkell Freixenet Degorgement Hall offered a comfortable place for guests to relax. The perfect blend of atmospheric party and animated debate made guests look forward to the coming year even more.



The 15th Sparking Wine Night, with hot rhythms, chilled sparkling wine and a laid-back vibe.

On Saturday, 27/10/2018, Henkell bid farewell to Central European Summer Time for the 15th time with its “Sparkling Wine Night”, at an exclusive and glamourous venue. Exuberant guests ready to party in a buzzing atmosphere, sparkling wine, delicacies from Kuffler Catering, an extra cocktail bar and, last but not least, rousing live performances, made this year’s event a highlight of the Wiesbaden events’ calendar. A cause for celebration for those Sparkling Wine Night fans lucky enough to get hold of one of the 800 tickets, which sold out in record time.

A great atmosphere with live music

The live acts and DJs put their heart and soul into a creating a unique party atmosphere with an eclectic music programme: Deborah Lee, Chris Brow, Ramona Nerra, Nicole Milner and then DJ Alex ‘K‘ provided the soundtrack for the dancefloor in the Marble Hall. The charismatic Sven West feat. Daisy created a great atmosphere in the “Chillout Lounge” in the Degorgement Hall, with bar and dance music.

A feast for the eyes and ears

It was just like magic when Israeli cellist Nicole Milner enchanted her audience not just with her music, but also her unusual LED dress that visually emphasised the sounds of the cello and created a truly unique atmosphere.

To ensure a happy end to the evening, Taunus Auto put on a - once again very popular - Mercedes Benz chauffeur service to take guests safely back home.

Henkell Sparkling Wine Night was a wild party that started last Saturday night and went on into the early hours of Sunday morning. Once again, the Sparkling Wine Night was over far too soon, leaving nothing but sparkling memories and anticipation of the next year!

Enjoy looking at the image gallery with lots of photos of guests and the party here: Image gallery Sektnacht 2019

Please use this four-digit PIN to download the photographs: 9763 

Selected images are also available for you to download.