Wine Owners is an online wine collection management platform and trading community for people who love and collect fine wine.
It brings together everything to organise, value and track a fine wine collection:
- a vast database of fine wine with a wealth of information
- pricing for current market valuations and 10-year price history
- direct market access via a dynamic fine wine marketplace that makes it simple and cost-effective to sell your wine yourself, or to buy from other wine collectors.
In short, Wine Owners provides everything a wine lover will ever need to organise, track and value a wine collection, and gives participants total control over buying and selling.
Who is it for?
Restaurants and Ontrade
$790,000,000 of fine wine catalogued, tracked and valued
280,000+ referential wine entries
90-100 million prices collected annually
Multi-millions of offers for sale and bids to buy
Founder & Executive Director. An investor in data-led digital ventures. Previously MD of a global marketing services business within Reed Elsevier (15 years) before leading the European information business of a Fortune 500 technology firm. More importantly he is a passionate wine enthusiast and long-term collector.
Co-founder & CTO. A Dutch national who started out at Shell, Wolter founded a bespoke software & database development company, which he sold to a 3i backed company, acting as Divisional Director of the new parent. Wolter has a strong track record of building and delivering technology-based businesses.
Board of Directors. Silicon Valley-based serial entrepreneur. After a period building systems for financial institutions on Wall Street, he went to Booz Allen, followed by senior roles at Oracle and Illustra. In the mid 90’s, co-founded Viant, a pure play web consulting firm, which became a NASDAQ listed company..
Data Manager. A French national and Masters graduate from France's National School for Statistics and Information Analysis, with previous experience at railway operator SNCF and a stint with a New York hedge fund. Interests include the Chinese strategy board game 'Go' and badminton.
Head of Sales and Marketing. A French national, Clotilde has an MBA in Marketing and Management from the Superior Institute of Commerce in Paris, and previously studied Economics and Finance. When not at work, Clotilde loves cycling and running.
Trade Sales Manager – joined the team in June 2015. Has over fifteen years in sales management roles in both financial services and the wine trade, together with involvement in start-up ventures. Having tasted across Europe, as well as Argentina, Australia and South Africa, and with plans to start the WSET Diploma, James’ provenance is assured!
Head of Logistics. Been in the UK Wine Trade for over 25 years, having gained valuable experience in Logistics / Operations roles with several well known London Wine Companies, and having originally trained in hotel management with the Savoy Group. When not at work, he can be found supporting Harlequins Rugby Club.
Our Advisory Board
The Wine Owners Advisory Board is comprised of leaders in their respective fields drawn from the worlds of financial services, legal services, sales and marketing and wine.
We are fortunate and very grateful to rely upon their wise counsel, not to mention their combined experience, vision and good judgement.
Entrepreneur with 40 years in the wine business, and Co-Founder of Bibendum in 1979, from which he successfully exited via a trade sale in 2016. Other directorships: Argento Wine Co; Malagas Wine Co (Sijnn Winery); Cru Asset Management; St Andrews Wine Co; Oeno Limited.
Founder & Chairman of Atom - a mobile only bank using state of the art technologies to deliver customer service. Founder & Former Chairman of Metro Bank plc, the first new UK high street retail bank in over 100 years; Co-Founder and Chairman of The Financial Services Forum; visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University Business School; panelist for Sky News and The ITV Business Club.
Investment banking veteran who started at Morgan Grenfell before moving to Deutche Bank upon acquisition. He served as the Co-Head of investment banking whilst at Merrill Lynch in Germany and then led Lazard's German banking business. Malcolm is now retired from financial services, allowing him more time to pursue his passion for fine wine appreciation.
A Partner at law firm Jones Day, a specialist in domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, joint ventures, and securities issues. While at the Takeover Panel he was responsible for regulating many takeovers of U.K. public companies and was secretary to the Code Committee.
Long-serving CVP at New York Life for 32 years, from 1979 through until 2011, specialized in Ultra High Net Worth clients. Stan is a passionate discoverer of wine, travels regularly in pursuit of the greatest undiscovered producers and runs one of the most exclusive tasting and dinner groups on Wall Street. For the past 12 years he has also been 1st VP of the American Friends of Westminster Cathedral and is an authority on Gregorian chant.
Ian is a sales and marketing business leader with 20 years experience in the high-tech, retail, FMCG, gaming & casino markets globally; and an expert in delivering high-value, complex solutions. His track record includes Listed enterprises (IGT & Acxiom), privately owned firms (Atex & TMI) and start-ups (BDR, Traackr). Ian is a Post Graduate in Marketing and is a Fellow of the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
François is a seasoned strategy consultant with Boston Consulting Group in London. He took a four-year break in 2014 to create Eighty-two, a fine wine advisory company he founded with Alexandre de Rothschild, which they subsequently sold to Legrand & Co group. After the exit Francois decided to go back to BCG. Prior to BCG François worked for Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin. François holds a degree in winemaking from Bordeaux University as well as an MBA from Columbia Business School.
A London School of Economics graduate, Morgan spent 10 years in finance, firstly in sales and trading at investment bank JP Morgan, then as a hedge fund trader at Marshall Wace and Och Ziff. A keen sportsman, he's represented both Wales and Saracens at Rugby.