Overview of Basel Wine Vaults

Lower Level (first floor)


  • Storing of your own wines
  • Your private space in elegant surroundings
  • Access with your Member’s Card around the clock, 365 days a year
  • Sparklingly clean wine glasses and bottled water provided in self-service bars
  • Insurance cover for your wines
  • Being part of a growing enophile community
  • Access to exclusive events
  • Additional benefits with local partner firms
  • Access to a growing number of wineBANK locations


The House of Wine with the wineBANK is normally only open to wineBANKers.
The wineBANK, in this case the House of Wine, is a location created for the storing of your favorite wines. But it is also a Private Members' Club, a place to enjoy communicating with like-minded people where good wines can be tasted and enjoyed. If, as a wineBANKer, you wish to use the House of Wine for any other reason, e.g. your own commercial purposes (holding a presentation, giving a talk or organizing wine tasting with a commentary etc.), it is essential that you first obtain our express consent before doing so. Usually such events are only permitted to take place outside core business hours with a supplementary fee being charged for the use of the premises. We will be pleased to advise you in such matters.

It is also generally always possible to book the House of Wine for the holding of events. If you are interested in this option, please do not hesitate to contact us for further details at info@house-of-wine.ch. .
The House of Wine always has its doors open for every single wineBANKer. Even if you have booked, for example, a wine tasting event in the Lounge with us or you have arranged a visit for a larger group (see next paragraph), that does not necessarily mean that you will have the entire House of Wine to yourself. Always be prepared to rub shoulders there with other people who are interested in wine and who share the same burning passion as you do.
As a wineBANKer you can always be rest assured that a stylish, wonderfully tranquil ambience is waiting to greet you on arrival. In order to ensure such peaceful exclusiveness, every wineBANKer's card grants admission to a total of 4 people to the wineBANK and the House of Wine. Should you wish to visit the House of Wine with more persons than your card(s) would permit, you are obliged to inform us of your intentions in advance. Therefore, it is best to contact us as early as possible and to only begin planning your visit after it has been approved. Additional guests are charged an extra fee of 10 Swiss francs per person per day.

We regularly invite members to the wineBANKer´s Table events. The dates will be announced in good time on the website at www.house-of-wine.ch or at www.winebank.ch. On such occasions it is highly likely that more guests than usual will be enjoying a visit to the House of Wine.
The wineBANK enjoys functioning in a largely autonomous way in the actual areas concerned with wine storage. We ensure, of course, that all the facilities of the House of Wine are thoroughly cleaned every morning, that fresh glasses are available every day, that mineral water supplies and the like are replenished. But in the course of the day, it is the wineBANKers themselves who see to it that everything runs smoothly and indeed self-sufficiently, simply by observing a few important rules. We trust that you, as a considerate wineBANKer, will always leave the House of Wine facilities in the same state as you would wish to find them. And before leaving, please ensure that all used glasses and opened or empty bottles are placed in the areas intended for such used utensils. Please also return all used wine accessories to their usual places. Dispose of all garbage in the trash can located in the tasting counter. Wipe clean the counter's surface especially if anything has spilled over. We are most grateful to you for this help and so are the next guests!
The temperature in the wine storage areas is optimized to suit the storing of wines (a constant 14°C). The optimal drinking temperature for white wines, sparkling wines and champagne is below this level. For these wines we have chiller cabinets at your disposal where you can drop the temperature of your bottles by the required amount within a short period of time.
The Lounge in the House of Wine offers a small selection of delicious culinary delights to accompany your wine. We can also provide you and your guests with more plentiful hospitality by engaging a private chef or caterer. This service has to be arranged in advance. Please allow for ample planning time if you wish to use this service.
The small lounge is "usually" available to our wineBANKers as a smoking area behind closed doors. However, when events are being staged or when many guests are present, this small lounge is not used as a smoking area. Therefore, it is never a foregone conclusion that this lounge can always be used for smoking. Please bear in mind that we are a wine club and not a smokers' lounge. Smoking is never a top priority in our bank. As we also have to comply with legal regulations, we would urge you to respect the relevant rulings.
The wineBANK is a stylish venue oozing esthetic sophistication. For this reason, and in order to show consideration to all other guests present, we would request that you dress appropriately when you visit. We do not wish to lay down a more detailed ruling here as we are sure your intuition and good taste will find the right kind of attire for our wineBANK events.

We trust you appreciate we cannot be made liable for loss or damage to items left in the cloakroom.
wineBANK Basel
For all questions about your contract and the location Basel our team would be pleased to assist you

Club manager Peter Oppliger
wineBANK Basel
Salismattenweg 38 (House of Wine)
4105 Biel-Benken

+41 61 722 00 10