The first wineBANK was founded in the German Rheingau wine region near Frankfurt in 2009. It has been the meeting place for wine enthusiasts in central Europe ever since.
Over the years, the unique private members’ club concept has grown into a successful, international network with locations in Germany and Austria. The biggest advantage: Every member has access to all locations – in Europe even 24/7, 365 days a year – with their personal member’s card. They can enjoy wine with business partners and friends wherever they wish to!
In 2020, the concept is being introduced to the US. The brand is called wineLAIR in the States. The first wineLAIR club welcomes its guests and members in Washington D.C.
Every wineBANK or wineLAIR club has its own individual character. Architecture, site, design – the creative interplay between factors ensure that all guests can enjoy an exceptional and unique experience in every club.
Besides the co-founders Christian Ress, Steven Buttlar, Frank Klemm, Stefan Ress, Clemens von Eltz-Rübenach and Olivier Brun the international wine & spirits distributer Mack & Schühle has recently invested in the wineBANK Franchise.
Run Your Own wineBANK
Why not run your own wineBANK?
We are looking for motivated partners in large cities and winegrowing regions to establish a wineBANK of their own and help drive continued growth of our dynamic network. Interested in opening a wineBANK and/or have a suitable property? Talk to us!
We’ve developed a comprehensive international franchise system to support you from the initial stages of planning right up through daily operations. Our franchise partners are given everything they need to run their locations successfully — architectural sketches, pre-negotiated partnership agreements, a tailored online management system and a series of comprehensive communications and marketing materials. Here is an overview.