Market History

Fine Wine is considered a traditional investment. It has been growing in popularity, as it has proven to be a solid investment for many decades, especially when compared with Stock Market linked investments.

During 1995 – 2009 Bordeaux Fine Wines rose in value approximately 200%. Burgundy wines experienced similar growth whereas wine from Rhone Valley reached peaks of 500%. Between 2005 – 2008 auction houses reported Fine wine prices doubling. This coincided with China becoming a major Fine Wine consuming nation and became famously obsessed with Bordeaux.

In 2008 when the credit crunch gripped global economies, Bordeaux and Rhone wines lost just 15% of their value. A portfolio consisting of stocks and shares would have lost 41% of its value. Even the bursting of the dot com bubble did not seem to affect the Fine Wine Market.