Moments of pleasure & success
What makes us stand out.
Here you’ll find numerous insights, fascinating moments of pleasure and success stories, big and small.
Our stories of success and enjoyment
Key moments in the history of our Company
Some of the roots of the Rotkäppchen-Mumm Company stretch back several hundred years. Our sparkling wine brands were established in 1856 while our spirits date all the way back to 1507. We are proud of our long company history, which continues to be eventful to the present day.
Acquisition of Eggers & Franke
With the acquisition of the Bremen-based Eggers & Franke Group, Rotkäppchen-Mumm assumes the reins of Germany’s leading merchant of high-quality wines and spirits.
Foundation of the Markgräflich Badisches Weinhaus
Joint venture with the traditional company Markgraf von Baden. The foundation of the Markgräflich Badisches Weinhaus.
Expansion of brand portfolio
Ruggeri expands the Rotkäppchen-Mumm brand portfolio with one of the leading Prosecco brands in Italy.
Acquisition of Sprizzerò
Another new category – pleasure in a can. The Sprizzerò de Martin aperitif from South Tyrol is acquired from the owners.
Expansion of brand portfolio
Nordbrand Nordhausen acquires the traditional rum brand Asmussen, the herb liqueur Fläminger Jagd and Boddel and Balle rums.
Launch in a new segment
Rotkäppchen Fruchtsecco is successfully launched in the wine-based mixed drinks segment.
The planned generational change in the Rotkäppchen-Mumm management team begins. Gunter Heise, who had been managing partner and spokesperson of the Executive Board for 20 years, becomes chairman of the advisory board. Christof Queisser is appointed chairman of the Executive Board.
Acquisition of Blanchet
Acquisition of the successful French wine brand Blanchet.
A new market segment
The introduction of Rotkäppchen Alcohol-Free taps into a market segment with huge growth potential.
500 years of grain distilling
Nordbrand Nordhausen celebrates the 500th anniversary of grain distilling in Nordhausen.
Acquisition of Eckes Spirituosen & Wein
With the acquisition of Eckes Spirituosen & Wein, ‘the German home of sparkling wine, spirits and wine’ is born. The brands Chantré, Mariacron, Echter Nordhäuser, Eckes Edelkirsch and Nordbrand Nordhausen join the portfolio.
Debut in a new category
Debut in a new category for the Company, wine: Rotkäppchen Qualitätswein.
Purchase of Kloss & Foerster
Purchase of the Kloss & Foerster brand.
Acquisition of Geldermann
Acquisition of Geldermann Privatsektkellerei in Breisach am Rhein from the owners.
Acquisition of Seagram brands
Rotkäppchen Sektkellerei acquires the brands Mumm, Jules Mumm and MM Extra from Seagram, in addition to the sparkling wine cellars in Eltville and Hochheim.
Rotkäppchen sparkling wine becomes market leader in Germany.
Launch of Jules Mumm
Jules Mumm is launched.
Management buyout through five members of the Rotkäppchen Sektkellerei executive board, Gunter Heise, Dr Lutz Lange, Jutta Polomski, Ulrich Wiegel and Hans-Jürgen Krieger, along with the family of businessman Harald Eckes-Chantré.
Sales of Rotkäppchen sparkling wine drop to three million bottles annually, as a result of losing many sales channels. 300 of the 360 employees are made redundant.
Change from a state-owned enterprise to a trust
After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Rotkäppchen Sektkellerei is changed from a state-owned enterprise to a trust with the aim of finding a purchaser.