Wine investment trending higher


Wine investment trending higher thanks to increased demand from buyers worldwide. Cult Wines, a U.K. based wine portfolio manager, reports an average gain of 13% per year over the last decade. The global fine wine market is valued at over $300 billion, and many high-end buyers hire managers to oversee their investments and make purchases.

Cult Wines, Berry Bros & Rudd, and Farr Vintners are a few of the managers who can invest your money according to your risk tolerance and track your portfolio. Many clients in the high-end wine buying world hold their wine for a minimum of 4 to 6 years before selling because of the high management fees, which can be roughly 15% of the total value.

Investment wine has an exchange called The London International Vintners Exchange, which was created in 1999 to help create some light on what has been a tough market to follow. Now the exchange is known as the industry standard for tracking wines and includes the Liv-ex Wine 100 Index, which tracks the 100 most desired wines in the world.

 

Wines that make up the component indices:

  • Bordeaux 500: the ten most recently physical vintages for 50 top Bordeaux chateaux (2004-2013)

  • Bordeaux Legends 50: a selection of 50 Bordeaux wines from exceptional older vintages (from 1982)

  • Burgundy 150: the ten most recently physical vintages for 15 white and red Burgundy, including six Domaine Romanée Conti labels

  • Champagne 50: the most recently physical vintages for 12 Champagnes

  • Rhone 100: the ten most recently physical vintages for five Southern and five Northern Rhone wines

  • Italy 100: the ten most recently physical vintages for the five ‘Super Tuscans’ and five other leading Italian producers.

  • Rest of the World 50: the ten most recently physical vintages for five wines from Spain, Portugal, the USA, and Australia.