Investing in Fine Wine: One Year In

Investing in Fine Wine: One Year In

This May marks one year since the publication of our book Investing in Fine Wine, and apropos of this milestone, we’re revisiting some of the claims we made in the book in order to objectively determine whether our market predictions were sound. In Chapter 8 of the book entitled “How to Find and Select a Wine Broker,” we identified fourteen specific wines for investment purposes and listed the lowest domestic retail price for each according to wine-searcher.com. Below is a chart that compares those values against the current retail prices of the same wines:

WineVintagePrice 3/17, 1 BottlePrice 5/18, 1 Bottle
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion2005$450$575
Chateau Angelus2009$349$375
Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques 1er Cru2015$429$525
Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne-Romanee Clos du Chateau Monopole2014$300$500
Domaine Georges Noellat Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru2015$250$528
Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon2014$400$649
Futo Proprietary Red Oakville2012$275$295
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage2010$425$550
Henri Bonneau Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des Celestins2010$500$599
Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve2009$525$979
Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino2008$585$679
Elio Altare Barolo Cannubi2012$150$152
Vietti Barolo Riserva Villero2007$345$332
Pian dell’Orino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Bassolino di Sopra2010$119$445
TOTALS
$5,102$7,253


With the benefit of hindsight, we can see that if a reader followed our specific recommendations and purchased one bottle of each wine early last year, the value of that parcel on the secondary market would have increased by approximately $2,151.00 USD or 30% since that time. Compare that to the average rates of return on other investments like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, and it becomes clear why fine wine is such an exciting and potentially lucrative alternative asset class. At Estate Wine Brokers, we want to be your go-to source for insider information in the dynamic world of fine wine investment, so contact us today for a free consultation.