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
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 & 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
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
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
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 before moving to London to join Marcus Wareing, a 2-star Michelin Restaurant. 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, Louis Roederer’s UK subsidiary, as a Brand Manager.
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. 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.
Head of Italy
Head of Portugal
Victor Hugo CotoskiWith extensive experience in the international financial market, specialist in International Business Development, he has already led the marketing expansion in an English brokerage in the United Kingdom, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East with great success. He has also acted as a liquidity provider (market maker) for the Brazilian stock exchange (B3) in an English trading company. In Brazil, he was the creator of some financial educational projects with the support of brands such as JP
Victor Hugo Cotoski
Head of Brazil
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
Claudio MartinsIn 2019, Claudio Martins returned to his home country, Portugal, after 18 years in London. He then started Martins Wine Advisor, a team dedicated to advise and educate about wine around the world. Claudio is a passionate and service-focused wine consultant with extensive global expertise. His specialist knowledge of the Portuguese market make him a fantastic Oeno Brand Ambassador.
Brand Ambassador for Portugal
Events, Seminars & News
Oeno wins Best Global Wine Investment Firm and Wine Investment CEO of the Year Awards
From the very start, our vision has always been to open the doors of fine wine investment to the rest of the world. And so it gives us great pleasure to have been awarded with multiple global investment accolades. Most recently, we won yet again Best Global Wine Investment Firm of the Year by International Investor Magazine, an online publication dedicated to…
New Exclusive winery: T-OINOS Joins Oeno’s Portfolio
At Oeno we are constantly in search of excellence within the world of fine wine, and so it gives us utmost pride and pleasure to become the newly-appointed exclusive UK importer and distributor of Greek Winery, T-OINOS. An extraordinary project that began in 2002 when Alexandre Avatangelos re-planted the first vines on a cratered, moon-like landscape surrounded by huge granitic stones called volakes on…
Rolls-Royce x Oeno Group Wine Dinner
We were delighted to partner up with the magnificent Rolls-Royce Team to organise an unforgettable wine dinner at their new showroom in the heart of Mayfair, London. Both parties wanted to pay tribute to Mother Nature and decided to focus on the origin of the raw materials sourced to construct the world-renowned automobiles; some of…
Oeno is returning to Las Vegas MoneyShow 2022
Oeno is returning to Las Vegas MoneyShow2022, one of the most influential investor conferences next month! Come and visit our stand to meet our investment experts and learn how fine wine can diversify and add value to your portfolio in the most turbulent environment, or even try out our newly-launched, one-of-a-kind app in the world of fine wine, marrying…