Dear Sir or Madam,
we launched C&D Weinhandelsgesellschaft in Meckenheim on 15th March 1994, founding the company on an original business concept, a healthy dose of enthusiasm and not least the love of wine we have had for many generations. Since then it has been a legally and financially independent company which now has its headquarters in Cologne.
After the first few years, when we focused mainly on export and wholesale trade, we were soon able to make a name for ourselves in the field of noble growths and rarities, made possible in particular by constant acquisition of selected private collections. Our continual expansion has been accompanied by Rosita Cuvelier joining the company as a dormant partner and a resultant increase in capital which gave us further opportunities for developing. Since then we have constantly striven to extend and broaden our range for you.
We left our offices in Meckenheim in August 2001 as they were no longer large enough. Since then we have been situated in Friedrichshof in Köln-Rondorf, an area rich in tradition, and it is these walls, steeped in history, which now provide a suitable background for our high-class wines. But what would history and tradition be without the advantages of the multimedia age: our Internet site allows you to order even the most exquisite drops quickly, comfortably and at any time! We are particularly pleased to welcome you to our site and hope you have a lot of fun browsing and discovering our gems!
The "C":Michel Cuvelier, born in 1958, grew up in his homeland Belgium in naturally vinophile surroundings. After a short detour into the field of pharmacy he soon once more devoted himself completely to the wine business.
After working for ten years for a large importer in the Rhineland he joined forces with Peer Dörpinghaus to use the experience he had already gained for his own business concept.
"D": Peer Dörpinghaus, born
in 1970, comes from a family from the Ahr valley, where it was not just
his grandparents who owned a gastronomy business; his great-grandparents
had also dedicated themselves to the job of wine-grower. After completing
a course of commercial training, he soon returned to his roots and, after
working for a year as a wine broker, also became a partner in C&D
|Office:||Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and later|
|Friday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and later|
|Internet:||24 hours, 7 days a week|
|Telephone:||24 hours, 7 days a week (answering machine might be on)|
|Fax:||24 hours, 7 days a week|
|Warehouse:||Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Fridays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
It is only possible to collect orders outside warehouse opening hours if this has been arranged beforehand! Visitors & people collecting their own wines are very welcome, but do not have the opportunity to taste wines or browse, as we do not operate a classic retail business or a “vinotheke”.
Your C&D Weinhandelsgesellschaft mbH