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Cinque Wine & Deli

#1 on TripAdvisor 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

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Cinque Wine & Deli represents a unique franchise concept, elevating the wine place experience to new heights. Consistently ranked as the top restaurant in Athens on Tripadvisor since 2016, Cinque Wine & Deli has set the standard for exceptional dining experiences. This unique concept is based on passion and excellence. Passion for quality wine and food. Exceptional standards are maintained through meticulous wine processing and careful selection of food ingredients. At Cinque Wine & Deli, we carefully curate our ingredients, sourcing from both artisanal greek producers and established companies with long tradition, infusing every step with our own dedication and expertise.

Cinque Wine & Deli focuses on the discovery of great Greek wine varieties. The map and the compass of the journey is the wine culture and lifestyle, along with professionalism: our team consists of sommeliers and oenologists. As it happens on journeys like these, it’s the atmosphere of the wine lounge and our customer support philosophy that form the foundation for building relationships and fostering customer loyalty.

Cinque Wine & Deli emphasizes the importance of Greek wine and its cultural significance. Through strong relationships with producers and seasonal events, they offer a continuous gateway to Greece’s rich wine heritage. We believe the indigenous grape varieties of Greece deserve a spot on the global stage.

By becoming a Cinque Wine & Deli owner, you take the opportunity to create a premium experience to help embrace all those who crave to discover Greece through the taste of its wines. Also, you get the opportunity to join a franchise with expertise and experience in Greek wines, with a contemporary franchising culture and plan. You become a journeyman and an ambassador of a unique culture and customer experience while also being provided with a business model of multiple revenue streams.

The Cinque Wine & Deli franchise opportunity concept appeals to those who seek a broad guest base. From tourists to locals and those who seek to dive into wine culture to true wine lovers. The Cinque Wine & Deli is the perfect destination for all. The Cinque Wine & Deli unique marketing positioning combined with the aura of the awards are key success factors for starting up a profitable business.

To join the Cinque Wine & Deli franchise, you don’t need to be a wine expert. We focus on your passion to create an environment for a unique customer experience. You can let the rest to the Cinque Wine & Deli franchise partners. They will be by your side in every step.

You are passionate about wine. You share the philosophy of discovering new tastes and creating loyal, lifelong customers. You are seeking a profitable investment in rational cost and, mostly, to spread the greek wine culture. If you have all the above, then get the opportunity to bring the Cinque Wine & Deli franchise to your country!

You can read more about our franchise proposal by our partner that developed our franchise system here.

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The concept

Cinque Wine & Deli emerges as a modern and – at the same time – familiar concept, combining wine culture with hospitality and knowledge of Greek tradition. It is an innovative business model in the scope of franchising, which uniquelycombines profitability and quality of life since the operating method keeps the professional and personal life of the franchisee in balance.

Cinque’s Wine & Deli franchise proposal is based on research, experience, and an understanding of the times. Our four formats ensure flexibility. Multiple types of stores lead to the satisfaction of buyers as well as increased sales and profitability, none of which involve grueling hours, where the balance between personal and professional life is at stake.

Strict professionalism combined with non-negotiable courtesy is not limited to face-to-face communication but also the possibility to online order fine Greek delicacies at affordable prices.

common aim

Cinque Wine & Deli goes after those who love good wine, offering taste and aesthetics to their demanding everyday life. From noon onwards, you will find many eager visitors from abroad who want to taste Greece through a glass of wine and exquisite dishes, but also locals who want to relax in one of its most beautiful haunts of Athens after their obligations.

franchisee profile

The ideal franchisee and their team must be prepared to undergo thorough training, drawing from a decade of experience, to learn the optimal methods for operating a place for wine lovers of elevated aesthetics effectively. They should embrace the philosophy of good Greek wine and know the dishes with which stand out best and which, in turn, do not lack quality.

In other words, the ideal franchisee should follow this journey and feel it to communicate it to customers later. He must remember that every contact in his store is a seed of Greece that he plants in the consumer and will take with him when he leaves.

After all, as confirmed by Mr. Grigoris Prassas, sommelier and creator of Cinque Wine & Deli, “Do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life!”.

company's history

Cinque Wine & Deli was born as a concept in 2004 in northern Italy, where Grigoris Prassas and his wife Evangelia Tseliou, fell in love with wine. In 2012 they opened the first Cinque in Lamia. In September 2015, they opened a store in Psirri, in November 2017 in Monastiraki, and in December 2021 in Marousi, a store in which the couple’s son, sommelier and oenologist, Nikitas Prassas, is leaving a dynamic mark today.

All three continuously follow closely all developments in the wine sector, while father and son sign the wine lists and plan the wine tastings.

Five flavors are the idea. The number 5 in Italian is cinque, hence the Cinque Wine & Deli brand.

financial data

Average store size: from 40 sq.m.
Minimum Investment Amount: €34,000
Entry Fee: from €15,000
Royalties: 4%
Advertising Participation: 2%

These figures provide an indication for a Cinque Wine & Deli store measuring 50m² situated within a Greek city. For more detailed financial data you can request our Franchise Prospectus via the contact form embeded below.

franchise package

Cinque Wine & Deli includes multiple revenue streams and multiple uses for different audiences. At the same time, it ensures high productivity and controls operating costs.

  • It only takes a few months of preparation to open the doors of your Cinque.
  • The support of the company’s team includes training part guidance in finding the right location, supervision in the design and configuration of the new store, continuous support in daily operation and management, and simplified operation manuals that pre-standardize all procedures operations.

With a strong brand name, Cinque Wine & Deli has a flexible business model:

  • It is the first and most complete wine experience in the catering category.
  • It responds to the modern consumer’s need for diversified and quality relief from difficult everyday life.
  • It is a concept that is constantly evolving while always maintaining its timelessness.
  • It is a point of reference for the tourist and local public, building a loyal clientele.
  • It has designed a flexible and profitable business model.
  • It includes multiple sources of revenue and uses for different audiences.


Corporate Stores: [3]
Total Stores: [3]
Start of Activity/Start of Franchising: 2015
Origin: Greece
Franchisee experience: It is not considered necessary
Self-employed franchisee: Deemed necessary
Tel: +30 210 6756200
Fax: +30 210 6752864
CEO: Nikitas Prassas
Development manager: THE FRANCHISE CO.

For more information you can request our Franchise Prospectus by completing the contact form below.

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