About Us

About Us

wine bar



The first wineBANK was founded in the Rheingau wine region near Frankfurt in 2009. It has been the meeting place for wine lovers in central Europe ever since. The unique private members’ club concept, which was developed by entrepreneur and managing director of the wine estate Balthasar Ress – Christian Ress – has now grown into a successful, international network. 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!

wineBANK Hamburg opened as the first franchise location in 2015. In 2016 and 2017, wineBANK locations in Frankfurt, Vienna, Basel, Palatinate and Mainz joined the family. Since October 2018 the wineBANK Cologne offers its guests an outstanding experience on over 2,000m².

Architecture, location & design

it is intended that every club develops its own individual style and unique signature.

Members have access to the elegant wine vaults and can then store their own wines there under perfect climatic conditions. Insurance covering theft, vandalism and fire is included. We are even well armed to combat those troublesome cork moths.

Designer furniture, branded wine glasses, a lighting concept that creates a feel-good atmosphere, discreet background music – the wineLAIR is far from being just a place to store your liquid treasures. It is much more an elegant venue enabling a highly-individualized style of wine tasting, a haven that welcomes our Members and their guests at any time of the day or night.


Next Steps...

Inquire about individual and corporate memberships and our unique benefits and amenities at one of our 2 new clubs in Austin, TX and Washington D.C., currently under construction.