Founded by Adam Henkell in 1832 in Mainz, Germany Henkell & Cie produced their first sparkling wine in 1856. Henkell uses the art of French sparkling winemaking with the German precision and craftsmanship. In 1910, the company became sparkling wine market leaders in Germany and around the world. Henkell is credited for launching the “Piccolo” in 1935, the term is used as a generic term today to describe the small sparkling bottle, only they can use the term as the trademark belongs to them. It is the leading sparkling wine in Canada and the leading imported sparkling wine in Australia. Today, Henkell has sold over 1 billion bottles and is exported to over 100 countries making it the most exported German sparkling wine.