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In 1964 Peter Margaritoff founded the company "Hanseatische Wein- und Sekt-Kontor", which was then continued from 1981 by his son Alexander Margaritoff (at that time the turnover was 10 million DM). As a result, many companies from the wine & spirits industry were either taken over to a large extent or joint ventures entered into (see complete list below). These are e.g. Still managed by the previous owners, but work closely together in accordance with the “Corporate Governance Code” of Hawesko Holding AG.

Hawesko - Logos of 17 brands (companies)

The Hawesko Group is Germany's largest trading house for high quality wines. champagne and spirits and one of the most important and largest wine provider in the world, The company is divided into three segments: e-commerce (internet trade), retail (retail) and B2B (business-to-business). Entrepreneurially managed premium wine trade brands are bundled, each with a clear own profile and established market position. There are a total of 18 brands. Through its B2B relationships, the Hawesko Group has exclusive sales rights to many leading top-segment wines from well-known wineries around the world.

In the online shop you can choose from around 2,500 wines from all major growing regions around the world. These are in EuropeBulgaria. Germany. France. Italy. Austria. Portgal and Spain as well as in the New worldArgentina. Australia. Chile. New Zealand. South Africa and United States, Own HAWESKO wine brands are e.g. B. "Marqués de Sandoval" (Spanish DO Calatayud ) and "Mount Athos From the Holy Mountain (from Tsantali ).

In 2015, the holding company TOCOS acquired a majority of 72.6% of the company from Detlev Meyer (founder of the clothing chain CBR), who has been the chairman of the supervisory board since then. Alexander Margaritoff resigned as CEO and withdrew as a major shareholder (previously 30%). The group has been listed on the Hamburg and Frankfurt stock exchanges under Hawesko Holding AG since 1998. In 2018, around 1,000 employees generated sales of 524 million euros. The brands or companies and internet platforms are:

Logos: HAWESKO - Hanseatic wine and sparkling wine office

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