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.
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: When 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 we have.
Hi, my name is Marion, I love to live my passion for wine, photography and travel!
Originating from Frankonia, a very iconic wine region in Germany, wine became part of my culture from childhood on. After having worked as a flight attendant for several years, Rheinhessen, the largest wine region in Germany, became my new home in the 90s.
Ever since, I enjoy to tour, find new wineries, explore the beautiful landscape…still discovering, always my camera at hand.
I have completed several certifications, including the “Consultant for German Wine”, the “Spanish Wine Scholar” and the PAR Wine Master. I am regularly judging at international wine tastings, like the “Organic Wine Award International”, “PIWI Award International” or “Wine Award International”.
… what I enjoy most about wine? It never gets boring and it is always fun! I am looking forward to share that passion with you!
Luxurious and spacious vans, all leather seating, ac, privacy windows.