Why Not Establish Your Own Bank?

The very first wineBANK came into being in the Rheingau at the end of 2009. Today, this property is considered to be an architectural and enophilic jewel of the Rhine/Main region. A venue that is visited daily by discerning wine lovers.

The concept has been very warmly received right up until today. And with an occupation rate of almost 100 percent, it is a highly profitable undertaking. What was first of all intended simply as an experimental pilot project is now expanding throughout Europe and the rest of the world. We are looking for spirited, dynamic partners in major cities and wine-growing regions, who would like to develop their own wineBANK and who, at the same time, wish to become a driving force in our burgeoning network.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Christian Ress
Founder of the wineBANK


We have developed a holistic franchise system designed to support franchisees from the moment of planning right up to and including the running of operations. Our franchisees receive everything they require for the successful managing of their locations – architectural sketches, pre-negotiated cooperation contracts, a bespoke online administration system and a range of comprehensive communications and marketing materials.

  • Brand utilization
  • Corporate design
  • E-mail addresses with the wineBANK® domain
  • Templates for business requirements (stationery, business cards)
  • Templates for printed advertising materials (flyers, brochures)
  • Integration in social media and websites
  • Event concepts
  • Press work/PR
  • Consultancy offering excellent expertise
  • Training and induction support
  • Detailed architectural guidelines
  • Specifications for all relevant technical systems (lighting, access management, climate control, etc.)
  • Integration of your location into the wineBANK® access management system
  • Comprehensive online management system for your location (including CRM database, invoicing, evaluation features)
  • Legally verified rental contracts and general terms and conditions of business for rental agreements
  • Management of Member’s Cards (issuing, activating, blocking)
  • Checklists for facility management
  • Processing of new contracts and also termination of contracts
  • Processing of inquiries received on our website


  • You possess profound commercial expertise and are experienced in corporate management
  • You have a great interest in wine
  • Ideally you work in one of these sectors:
    • Hotels or gastronomy
    • Property or project development
    • Viticulture or wine trade
  • You have an exceptionally good network at your disposal
You would like to open your own wineBANK? Then please feel free to contact us.
The potential property housing the bank should be centrally located and mirror a touch of class. Vineyards, traditional vaulted cellars, modern architecture – every wineBANK is to display its very own character. So, for that reason we wish to impose no restrictions on the type of building proposed.

  • Excellent position
  • Prestigious location and property
  • At least 300 m² in size but with a maximum of 600 m²
  • Parking lot (within walking distance)
  • Guaranteed access for vehicles to load and unload wine
  • Emergency Exits
  • Restrooms
  • Perfect climatic conditions for wine storage
    • Constant temperature (10-16 °C)
    • Approximate humidity level of 65 percent
Do you have an interesting property which could fit the bill? Then we would be truly delighted to hear from you.


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wineBANK head office
For all inquiries regarding the setting up of future locations in Germany and abroad, please contact

Mr. Jens Buchta
Operations Manager in the wineBANK head office in Eltville [email protected]
wineBANK Franchise GmbH & CO KG
Rheinallee 50
65347 Eltville-Hattenheim/Germany

+49 6723 919520
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