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Jerome Hainz

Helping international visitors to discover German wines and wine regions.
BottleStops. Mainz, Germany. Founder
Media Companies. Hong Kong, Shanghai. business manager
Wine Tour Arrangements - Germany
Wine Tastings - German wines
Wine Events for Corporates
Private Guide for Wine Professionals
Helping international visitors to discover German wines and wine regions.
First turn: Emigrated to Beijing for work and everybody congratulated me for German soccer, mercedes and beers. No mention of Riesling - couldn't let this pass. Second turn: visited Germany as a wine tourist and found a lot to be improved. Third turn: Moved to Europe and my corporate job went belly up. Had to reinvent myself. Wine was the obvious choice.
Jerome Hainz
Jerome Hainz


Hi! This is me, Jérôme, founder of BottleStops, your host and chief winelover. I got born to a family originating from Champagne and got raised in the heart of Germany's wine regions - still I discovered my passion for wine not only late but also very far away from home: Living in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong for 15+ years, I privately imported wines as a means to share a bit of my home culture. I travelled to a number of wine regions in New Zealand, Australia and the US. Back in Europe my goal is to make German wine culture easily accessible to you and to let you have a taste of the best Germany has to offer. 
BottleStops is a wine tour operator with the mission to provide you an intimate, lighthearted, and authentic experience of Germany's wines and wine culture.  Whether it is wine tastings in the city of Mainz or wine tours in the surrounding wine regions, we keep our groups small and friendly. We want you to learn about German wines in a fun, uncomplicated and relaxed way.