Oeno is more than just a group. It’s a dynamic and innovative entity that sets trends and reshapes the way investors enjoy the fine wine market. Our financial analysts and wine experts work seamlessly together to provide an exceptional level of service to our clients on a daily basis and offer exclusive access to the world’s most prestigious wines.Learn more
Our multi-award winning investment arm with a fully-managed service that is second to none. Our expert insider knowledge and investment expertise yield market-beating profits, putting us at the cutting edge of a fast-paced market.Learn more
Whether you are a Michelin-starred restaurant, a discerning private collector, or part of the busy hospitality sector, OenoTrade’s personalised service supplies the finest of wines direct to your cellar.Learn more
Our home, an inviting space for our clients and city workers to mingle with like-minded individuals. Here guests can enjoy the finest of wines in an elegant setting unrivalled anywhere in the city.Learn more
Meet the team
Michael DoerrMichael Doerr, Oeno Group's founder and CEO, has been passionate about luxury assets from a very early age, starting his first business buying and selling high-performance sports horses at just 14 years of age, it gave Michael the best start in learning how to manage and make profits from high end assets.
Michael went on to found and manage three luxury asset investment companies and taking Oeno from a money-losing start-up to a multi-award-winning firm managing some of the world's rarest wines
CEO & Co-Founder
Daniel WalkerAs founder of the group, Daniel has guided the company from fledgling start up to an internationally renowned multi-award winning organisation. Oeno is now a multi-faceted company that has offices in strategic locations all over the world. Under his watchful eye and meticulous attention to detail, Oeno is now considered a global titan within the wine world, gaining recognition on the global stage, most notably, being recently crowned the world’s number 1 wine firm.
Director & Co-Founder
Justin Knock MWJustin Knock has the rare distinction of being one of the few Masters of Wine to pass the notoriously tough exams first time round in 2010. He has held a number of high-profile roles in the wine industry such as UK Director of the California Wine Institute. With extensive experience in wine production, distribution and marketing, Justin brings a wealth of industry expertise as Oeno’s Director of Wine and resident expert on the New World specialising in Australian and Californian fine wines.
Justin Knock MW
Director of Wine
Ashley LingAshley quickly established a reputation as a logistical wizard with a knack for meticulous organisation. In terms of people management, he’s one of the very best in the industry and now manages a group of international senior account managers. By the time he was headhunted by co-founder, Daniel Walker and included to the already flourishing OenoGroup roster, he was a seasoned investment guru in his own right. Ashley has gone from award-winning account manager to Global investment Director.
Global Investment Director
Matt PantonMatt Panton has been in the accountancy profession for over 15 years, with a specialism and passion for the food, drink and hospitality industries. As CFO of Oeno Matt safeguards the financial health of the business and ensures that investors and clients can be looked after to the exacting standards set by the company founders.
Chief Financial Officer
Max NeeEx-Corporate Banking and Finance Professional who account-managed $100M businesses.
Has been featured in Forbes & USA Today for building a multi-award-winning online education company.
Head of Australia Head of Wine & Whisky Education
Charles NeeCertified financial advisor with 20+ years experience in helping multiple families, businesses and UHNWIs build wealth by way of Personal, Commercial, Development Funding and Property Investments.
Multi-award-winning finance and banking professional.
Australia Investment Director
Mattia TabaccoMattia began working in wine while studying at the highly-respected Universityof Gastronomic Sciences. Since then he has enjoyed a varied international career including stints as wine tasting coordinator with Slow Food, sommelier for Peck in Milan, and in the purchasing department of an Italian wine importer in the U.S. Most recently, Mattia worked as Deputy Head Sommelier for Hakkasan and now uses his extensive contacts and wine knowledge to offer an exceptional level of service to our clients.
Head of Buying and Rare Wines
Effi TsournavaEffi lived in France and Germany where she enrolled a Master’s Degree in Oenology and Viticulture and then moved to London to join Marcus Wareing sommelier team She gained multifaceted experience by running the Amathus Drinks e-Commerce site, cutting her teeth in the world of wine collectors at Genesis wines before joining Maisons Marques et Domaines as a Brand Manager. Effi brings her Brand Development knowledge to further strengthen our direct agencies position in the UK Market.
Head of Marketing
Sid RajeswarenA student of Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Exeter University going on to study US Foreign Policy at Harvard, Sid’s background as an investment trader in the UK brings a macro analytical view to the fine wine market. Through methodical research, Sid structures fine wine portfolios for Oeno’s private client base, enabling them to hold the most desired wines in the global fine wine market.
Head of Business Development
Nicola MerighiNicola Merighi’s Italian roots led him to an early interest in wine, although it wasn’t until he began to work for a high-profile gastropub in London that he discovered his true calling. He honed his wine skills and knowledge at private members’ clubs and top London restaurants including Hakkasan Mayfair where he worked as Head Sommelier for several years.
Head of Italy
Tiago StattmillerTiago boasts a wealth of experience in the global hospitality sector and was appointed sales director for one of the world’s biggest hotel groups, after showing the leadership and logistical skills that he is best known for. Stattmiller has shown consistent returns for his clients. For that he was made Head of Portugal, a role that has seen him flourish year after year. Raw talent, tenacity and energy best encapsulate what Tiago is about.
Head of Portugal
Ivai Sicilia RodriguezIvai is a seasoned wine-specialist in his own right. Respected across the board, boasting a roster of famous athletes as clients and television appearances on some of the biggest networks globally. Ivai is a famous investment manager in his home city of Madrid due to his talent of being able to identify fruitful opportunities in a myriad of markets. Wine has always been his passion due to his father owning a vineyard in Spain. Wine, quite simply, is in his DNA.
Ivai Sicilia Rodriguez
Head of Spain
Almudena Alberca MWIn 2018 Almudena Alberca became Spain’s first female Master of Wine, balancing the notoriously demanding examinations with working full-time as a winemaker. Her impressive resume includes stints working at the boutique winery Cénit in Zamora and her current role as technical director at the large Bodegas Palacios 1894 winemaking group. Almudena uses her specialist knowledge of the Spanish wine industry in her role as Oeno’s Brand Ambassador for Spain.
Almudena Alberca MW
Brand Ambassador for Spain
Events, Seminars & News
Oeno Trade Portfolio Tasting 2023
After almost three long years, the wait for our Trade Portfolio Tasting was over on the 31st January! We were thrilled to welcome so many of our exclusive producers and so many amazing wine professionals from the Trade and Press honoured us with their presence to celebrate the new era of Oeno Trade in the…
Nicola Gatta joins Oeno Group’s Italian Portfolio
At the very heart of Oeno is the belief in sharing the joy of fine wine with the rest of the world, and so it gives us utmost pride and pleasure to become the newly-appointed exclusive UK distributor of Nicola Gatta located in the eastern edge of Franciacorta. Nicola Gatta, a third generation winemaker, produces his classic method sparkling winesin the easternmost…
Michael Doerr, Oeno’s CEO, speaks at Spear’s 500 Live
We were delighted to join Spear’s 500 Live where leading figures from the world of wealth, including the fields of economics; investing; philanthropy; law; geopolitics; property; tax; luxury and education, come together to discuss current affairs and future strategy at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah on 7 September 2022. Our CEO, Michael Doerr, Spear’s Top Recommended Wine…
Oeno Supports Cirencester County Cup Trophy
The sun beamed down on Ivy Lodge as teams Emlor and Noon Giraffe went head-to-head to fight to win the prestigious and magnificent Cirencester County Cup Trophy. The tournament consisted of seven teams and was played over 13 days, a tough tournament in the relentless summer heatwave. Crowds gathered in the grandstand to watch what was…