Create your very own wine tradition in Basel!
... The wineBANK in the House of Wine in the Basel suburb of Biel-Benken offers you a golden opportunity to do just this. Wine enjoys a long tradition in and around Basel. In the 18th century wine cultivation was indeed the main occupation of the local farmers.
I myself nurture a great passion for all things culinary. I run various eating places in Basel and have handled the Häagen-Dazs business in Switzerland for a long time. Under the auspices of the slogan "Lifeblood Not Hectoliters", my partner and I are currently growing the "Kitchen Brew" brand of craft beer together with its accompanying brewery. Furthermore, we have just launched the "Swiss Mountain Spring Tonic Water".
And in enthralling contrast to the brewery, with the House of Wine we have developed a unique world of wine which mirrors my favorite subject, a viticultural experience totally exclusive for wineBANK members. This is where wine aficionados find everything to their heart's desire. And that's a promise!
We look forward to welcoming you.
Proprietor and Managing Director of the House of Wine and the wineBANK Basel
Peter Oppliger, Proprietor and Managing Director of the wineBANK Basel
Peter Oppliger was raised in Basel. The many years involved in consumer goods marketing and in sales with Henkel AG & Co. shaped him greatly. Then some years were spent working for Häagen Dazs in London and Paris before returning to the roots and personally taking over business operations of Häagen-Dazs in Switzerland. All these activities were augmented by the running of his own gastronomic undertakings.
He is currently lending support to the promoting of "Kitchen Brew" (craft beer) and its brewery. Furthermore, he is involved in growing the brand "Swiss Mountain Spring Tonic Water". Finally, in the House of Wine he can indulge his passion for wine to the full.
Apart from playing a little golf, there is not much time left for hobbies and leisure activities. His focus, of course, is always his family – his wife, his three children and Coco the labradoodle.