Meet The team

Vintage Cellar is a team of passionate wine experts with decades of experience

Selim Bocti
Co-Founder and CEO

Over the past 20 years, he has nurtured friendships with some of the most exciting and legendary winemakers in the world. Constantly reinventing the way wine is being bought, owned, and experienced is at the cornerstone of Selim’s engagement with VintageCellar. By drawing on his own wine adventures and making the most out of the privileged relationships he has developed over the years, Selim is eager to share the ultimate fine wine experience.

Wadih Riachi
Head Sommelier

Wadih stumbled into the world of wine while attending a tasting in Paris some 25 years ago. Little did he know he would spend the rest of his life increasing his knowledge about wine and fostering long-standing relationships with the finest and most sought-after wine estates. What fills this classically trained sommelier with most pride is providing his clients with a bespoke experience at every stage of their wine journey.

Wanlin Zhao
Asia Business Development Manager

Having worked for prestigious Chateau in Bordeaux and traveled intensely to Burgundy and Rhône visiting wine producers, Wanlin has a deep understanding of fine wine. Client focused, she understands client’s needs and objectives for a seamless investment experience.

Johnny Medawar
Head of Operations/IT Development

With a valuable of experience in the wine industry, Johnny brings a vibrant component to the platform with strategy & implementation. Graduated from Paris ESG Business School, Johnny oversees long-term business development, budgets, and brand strategy. Acknowledged for his interpersonal and communication skills, he works closely with the company’s global executive team as well as with the regional managers to develop the network of members for the APP.

Antoine Nacouzi
Chief Financial Officer

Backed by years of experience in the financial field, Antoine is a wine enthusiast that oversees company’s budgets and expansion. He has previous experience in both fintech startups and the financial services industry straddling corporate, research, and strategy. His passion for wine started at a young age through learnings and tastings!

Selim Bocti
Co-Founder and CEO

Over the past 20 years, he has nurtured friendships with some of the most exciting and legendary winemakers in the world. Constantly reinventing the way wine is being bought, owned, and experienced is at the cornerstone of Selim’s engagement with VintageCellar. By drawing on his own wine adventures and making the most out of the privileged relationships he has developed over the years, Selim is eager to share the ultimate fine wine experience.

Wadih Riachi
Head Sommelier

Wadih stumbled into the world of wine while attending a tasting in Paris some 25 years ago. Little did he know he would spend the rest of his life increasing his knowledge about wine and fostering long-standing relationships with the finest and most sought-after wine estates. What fills this classically trained sommelier with most pride is providing his clients with a bespoke experience at every stage of their wine journey.

Wanlin Zhao
Asia Business Development Manager

Having worked for prestigious Chateau in Bordeaux and traveled intensely to Burgundy and Rhône visiting wine producers, Wanlin has a deep understanding of fine wine. Client focused, she understands client’s needs and objectives for a seamless investment experience.

Johnny Medawar
Head of Operations/IT Development

With a valuable of experience in the wine industry, Johnny brings a vibrant component to the platform with strategy & implementation. Graduated from Paris ESG Business School, Johnny oversees long-term business development, budgets, and brand strategy. Acknowledged for his interpersonal and communication skills, he works closely with the company’s global executive team as well as with the regional managers to develop the network of members for the APP.

Antoine Nacouzi
Chief Financial Officer

Backed by years of experience in the financial field, Antoine is a wine enthusiast that oversees company’s budgets and expansion. He has previous experience in both fintech startups and the financial services industry straddling corporate, research, and strategy. His passion for wine started at a young age through learnings and tastings!

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