Outstanding online wine retailer

Silkes Weinkeller, in which BurdaDirect holds a stake, is one of the leading online retailers of premium wines from Spain and Italy. It has been named “Germany’s best wine retailer” three times by the specialist magazine “selection” (2011, 2012 and 2013) and in 2015 was once again named the “Best retailer of Spanish and Italian wines”, emphasising the quality of its range. For 15 years, Silkes Weinkeller has been impressing customers with its well-founded expertise and fair value for money. Every year, around one million bottles of wine leave its storage facility in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Silkes Weinkeller has become an important part of the German online wine market with personal customer service. Its range of over 1,200 different wines currently focuses on Spain and Italy, covering major, well-known vineyards, up-and-coming winemakers and insider tips. The renowned vineyards and newcomers have one thing in common: a love of their products and a high standard of quality.

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Managing director

Following BurdaDirect’s purchase of the majority interest at the end of 2013, Elena Vollmer was responsible for integrating Silkes Weinkeller and became managing director at the start of 2015. She is responsible for new customer acquisition and technology at Silkes Weinkeller.

Following BurdaDirect’s purchase of the majority interest at the end of 2013, Elena Vollmer was responsible for integrating Silkes Weinkeller and became managing director at the start of 2015. She is responsible for new customer acquisition and technology at Silkes Weinkeller.

Managing director

Having studied wine-growing and oenology and worked in the wine trade and for notable vineyards, John-Philip Kautsch has developed excellent knowledge of the European wine market. He most recently worked as an attorney at WIV Wein International AG and is now responsible for purchasing and range design at Silkes Weinkeller.

Having studied wine-growing and oenology and worked in the wine trade and for notable vineyards, John-Philip Kautsch has developed excellent knowledge of the European wine market. He most recently worked as an attorney at WIV Wein International AG and is now responsible for purchasing and range design at Silkes Weinkeller.

Facts
Division BurdaDirect
Managing directors Elena Vollmer, John-Philip Kautsch
Headquarters Mettmann
Founded 1998
Range of goods Over 1,200 varieties of wine, focusing on Spain and Italy
Responsible for content Elena Vollmer
Contact info@silkes-weinkeller.de
Silkes Weinkeller news
Burda acquires online wine dealer

BurdaDirect, a company within the Hubert Burda Media corporation, has acquired all shares in the online wine dealer Silkes Weinkeller.

Managing director

Following BurdaDirect’s purchase of the majority interest at the end of 2013, Elena Vollmer was responsible for integrating Silkes Weinkeller and became managing director at the start of 2015. She is responsible for new customer acquisition and technology at Silkes Weinkeller.

Managing director

Having studied wine-growing and oenology and worked in the wine trade and for notable vineyards, John-Philip Kautsch has developed excellent knowledge of the European wine market. He most recently worked as an attorney at WIV Wein International AG and is now responsible for purchasing and range design at Silkes Weinkeller.