Administration/Central Services

Administration/Central Services

The staff of the administration/central services department sees to it that all internal and external services of the German Wine Institute run smoothly - from telecommunication to monetary transactions or accounting, as well as management of the institute's wine cellars. 


Department director
Jens Schneider
06135-9323-111
JS(at)deutscheweine.de

Deputy director and head of the financial section
Stanislava Dikova
06135-9323-112
sdikova(at)deutscheweine.de

Assisted by
Nicola Wantzen
06135-9323-113
NW(at)deutscheweine.de

Assisted by
Laura Andrijauskaite
06135 / 9323-114
LA(at)deutscheweine.de


External audit section

Contraction/ Support programme

Florian Schmitt
06135-9323-117
FS(at)deutscheweine.de

Walter Härtel
06135-9323-116
WH(at)deutscheweine.de

Marc Binz
06135 / 9323-118
MBI(at)deutscheweine.de

Assisted by
Natalia Baranow
06135-9323-115
NB(at)deutscheweine.de


Central services section

Helga Simmons-Bilgin
06135-9323-120
HSI(at)deutscheweine.de

Dirk Böttcher
06135-9323-119
DB(at)deutscheweine.de


Initial telephone contact with the wine institute is handled by Helga Simmons-Bilgin. She is in charge of the switchboard and ensures that all calls are forwarded to the appropriate person and/or department.Written contact with the wine institute is handled by Dirk Bötcher. He is in charge of incoming and outgoing mail (letters as well as packages).

Behind the scenes, the staff sees to it that debits and credits are balanced. Jens Schneider, director of the department, is responsible for the budget; assigning and monitoring external audits; and handling personnel matters.

He is assisted by Stanislava Dikova, deputy director and head of the financial section. She prepares budgets, draws up balances, and deals with matters concerning information technology.

Florian Schmitt and Walter Härtel are “traveling auditors,” who personally ensure that contributions to the German Wine Fund have been duly paid (according to §43 of the German wine law).

His deputy, Stanislava Dikova, heads the finance department. She registers contributions by wine-growers and commercial wineries; monitors collection proceedings; handles filing; and compiles statistics.

Nicola Wantzen and Laura Andrijauskaite are responsible for all bookkeeping tasks. They monitor accounts; prepare monthly and annual statements of accounts; and handle all monetary transactions.

Marc Binz leads the legal department and advises the colleagues on all legal matters relating to contracts. In addition, he and Natalia Baranow support all departments in questions of procurement procedures and the topic of "De Minimis"-subsidies.