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 customer, 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
Daniel CarnioDaniel was born into the world of wine, taking his first sip aged 6 and helping with the harvest in his grandfather’s vineyards. After studying enology under Professor Mario Fregoni, Daniel made wine under the late, great Gianfranco Soldera and worked as a sommelier at Michelin-starred restaurants before setting up his first wine investment company in his late twenties. As Oeno’s director, Daniel’s encyclopaedic knowledge of wine and exceptional industry contacts benefit all parts of the group.
CEO & Co-Founder
Daniel WalkerDaniel Walker has a real knack for analysing markets and utilising their unpredictable nature to benefit OenoFuture’s clients. After honing his skills in trading houses, hedge funds and asset management in the City, Daniel had his eureka moment in a London wine bar and realised the incredible potential of the fine wine market. As Head of Investment and Oeno Co-Founder, Daniel’s industry-leading advice maximises annual returns and enables our clients to consistently reap rich rewards.
Head of Investment
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 Head Wine Analyst and resident expert on the New World specialising in Australian and Californian fine wines.
Justin Knock MW
Head Wine Analyst
Olivier GasselinOlivier Gasselin has been in the wine trade since 2001 with his career taking him all over the globe as head sommelier and wine buyer for restaurant groups like D&D London and Hakkasan. Olivier was awarded Best Sommelier in the Middle East three times, also winning the Sommelier Wine Challenge at Imbibe Live 2016, before completing his WSET Diploma in 2018. As Head of OenoTrade Olivier manages buying and supplier relations, using his extensive contacts to keep everything running smoothly.
Head of OenoTrade
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 Oenotrade.
Senior Wine Buyer
Alice Longhurst-JonesAlice Longhurst-Jones fell for wine on a month-long trip to Argentina which turned into a three-year love affair. After completing her WSET Level 3 and graduating with a BA in Liberal Arts she has worked for several London wine merchants as well as wine companies in Spain and Argentina, gaining wide-ranging experience in purchasing, sales, and marketing. She is now returning to her creative roots as Oeno’s Head of Marketing.
Head of Marketing.
Mike HeffernanMike Heffernan started working in the City in the 1980s, advancing quickly to become a dealer and then a broker in 1988. For 10 years he pursued a very successful career in broking for the highly acclaimed Harlow’s International & Spot CHF desks before turning his attention on the Asian market. Now Mike uses his wealth of experience, impeccable market analysis and financial acumen to help Oeno to stay ahead of the game in his role as Head Financial Analyst.
Head Financial Analyst
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. Passing his WSET exams up to Level 3 in wine, Nicola puts his wine knowledge and on-trade contacts to good use working for OenoTrade.
Daniele NapoletanoDaniele was raised in a family of hugely successful role models. His father is an acclaimed international hotelier which helped to expose Daniele to the world of gastronomy and fine wine from a tender age. By the age of 18, Daniele had already acquired an extensive understanding of the fine wine market. He then studied economics at UCL and went on to become a high flyer at some of London’s leading luxury asset management companies.
Head of Investment Italy
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
Almudena AlbercaIn 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.
Brand Ambassador for Spain
Events, Seminars & News
Oeno Presents Freemark Abbey Partnership
Freemark Abbey is one of the most respected wine producers in Napa Valley, dating back to a historic 1886. Freemark Abbey manages two prized vineyards in the Napa Valley, Bosché and Sycamore, which are some of the oldest single-vineyards in the region. In total the winery sources fruit from 15 diverse vineyards, forging a decades-long record for producing…
Oeno Releases Pristine Montevertine Collections
Set in the rolling hills of Chianti, the 11-hectare Montevertine estate is one of Tuscany’s legendary producers thanks to the vision and foresight of founder Sergio Manetti. Tiring of the restrictive Chianti DOC regulations, in 1977 Sergio released his very first 100% Sangiovese wine, Le Pergole Torte, which is now one of the most sought-after…
What Does Brexit Mean For The Fine Wine Market?
Justin Knock, Oeno’s Chief Wine Analyst and a Master of Wine, gives an update on the implications of Brexit for the fine wine market. “The worst fears of the UK wine trade have been averted with the signing of the Brexit deal on Christmas Eve. Yet while importers and traders are relieved with the outcome…
A Year Unlike Any Other: OenoFuture Annual Report 2020
“2020 has to be the most unusual year of my long career in the wine world. Despite a very positive beginning to the year and strong performance with the Burgundy En Primeur campaign, the rest of 2020 has been more challenging than any of us could have imagined. Covid-19 has dominated the agenda for most of…