The wineBANK Pfalz sits in the historic Rettinger Haus of 1618, directly between Schloss Wachenheim and perhaps the most famous “Saumagen” butcher in the region, directly on the sun-splashed Wine Route: a paradise for gourmands.

Private Cellars

wineBANK Pfalz – An Experience for the Senses

Wachenheim’s late Baroque Rettinger Haus is named for the renowned Rettinger family of winegrowers, who for centuries drove the wine trade in this city. Underneath are two linked vaulted cellars that now serve as home to the wineBANK Pfalz. With seven vaults containing 252 lockers, 60 historic storage compartments, six tank vaults and two private cellars, wineBANKers have plenty of space to store more than 40,000 bottles of wine. The “By-the-Glass” system always features 12 selected high-quality wines from various premium estates that are otherwise only available for purchase by the bottle. As befits this remarkable wine selection, Metzgerei Hambel from Wachenheim, known as a supplier of the finest meat products for gastronomy throughout Germany, has a selection of delicacies ready for you, led off by the favorite dish of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl: Saumagen. Discover a wine world all your own in these remarkable historic vaulted cellars.


Open 24/7

Exclusive catering partners

Parking lots nearby

“By the Glass” dispenser

Honesty bar



Free wifi

The Host

From deputy member of the board at Sparkasse to the wineBANK, Christian König is a career changer. He started as a banker, but by 2014, he was ready to leave the world of finance and dedicate himself to his next adventure: managing director and club manager at wineBANK Pfalz.
As the grandchild of a winemaker, Christian came to love wine early in life. Growing up in Haardt, a town near Neustadt on the German Wine Route, the Pfalz native learned as a child how to cultivate a vineyard, helping both with harvest and winemaking in the cellars of various estates. He attended seminars and sensory training to supplement that practical knowledge with the necessary theory. After many years on the supervisory board of a large Pfalz winegrowing cooperative, and as a current member in the Order of Wine Fraternity of the Pfalz, Christian has now dedicated himself to a new vinophile project. With this in mind, he looks forward to sharing fascinating and rewarding moments with you at the wineBANK Pfalz.

Christian König

Managing Partner and Club Manager at wineBANK Pfalz

Events & Benefits

As a wineBANK member, you’ll receive regular invitations to exclusive member-only events such as the wineBANKer’s Table, after-work drinks and seasonal events. From extravagant dinners and events with guest winegrowers from prestigious German estates to top-flight international operations and much more, membership offers the perfect opportunity to learn more about wine and to network with other wineBANKers. Different membership levels are available, allowing you to decide which factors are important, such as the most exclusive of events and the opportunity to bring along friends.



The region around Wachenheim has much to offer — and as wineBANKers you’ll enjoy exclusive privileges. You’ll receive regular invitations to events that bring you together with fascinating people and intriguing personalities from the wine world. And not just that: Your Member’s Card opens the door to additional discounts, free services, and surprises around the region.

1000 Satellites

„Zuerst produktiv Arbeiten und anschließend das wine-Vergnügen“. Kostenlos testen.

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Gästehaus Rieslinghof

Spezielle Vorteile für wineBANKer erwarten Sie im Gästehaus Rieslinghof

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Hambels Restaurant

Bringen Sie Ihre eigene Flasche Wein aus der wineBANK mit!

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wineBANKer´s Table September 2020 - Weingut Kohl


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wineBANKer's Table Juli 2020 - Weingut Hauer


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wineBANKer´s Table März 2020 - Weingut Pflüger


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Besuch Vinissima


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Surrounded by vineyards

Situated between Kaiserslautern and Ludwigshafen, the picturesque little city of Wachenheim offers culture, luxury, history and nature in Germany’s second-largest winegrowing region. Trace the trail of German democracy at Hambach Castle, treat yourself to something special after a business appointment in Mannheim or a visit to a nearby winery with a stop by the wineBANK. Impress your guests with your wine collection, and revel together in the unique ambiance of the wineBANK Pfalz.

Wachenheim's landmark: Wachtenburg Castle

Wachenheim's landmark: Wachtenburg Castle

Largest wine barrel in the world in Bad Dürkheim

Largest wine barrel in the world in Bad Dürkheim

Palatinate almond blossom

Palatinate almond blossom

Hiking area Palatinate Forest

Hiking area Palatinate Forest

Operating company

WBW Weinbusiness GmbH
Langgasse 1
67157 Wachenheim