We offer a professional but personal management service that allows our clients to use our expertise in the field to guide you through the complex area of Fine Wine.

Reason to Invest

Many of our clients have a variety of reasons for investing; some as an additional investment to stocks and shares, some to provide an income or lump sum for retirement, some to put aside to pay for school fees and some who just like to trade. All have the same objective and that is to profit from the Fine Wine Investment Market.

We understand that every Client is unique, and each has different reasons for investing. We therefore introduce you to the benefits of the Fine Wine Market, ascertain what risk level of investment you wish to take, determine the type of Fine Wine holding you require and provide a tailor-made solution.

Every client is provided with a personal Wine Advisor to assist you with buying wine, advising on how long to hold and when you should sell. We provide a discretionary service via phone calls and traditional face to face visits to get to know you the client, to understand your needs. We offer a service that is committed to a long-term philosophy with the emphasis on quality and diversification. We listen, we talk, and our goal is always to put you first.

Minimum Investment

We recommend an initial amount of £10,000+ to start building a Wine Portfolio, but you should look to add more each year, dependent on your investment objectives. The more monies put aside in building a Wine Portfolio will allow for a greater return over time.

Benefits of Fine Wine Investment

The Benefits of Wine Investment compared to the Stock Market are considerable. Wine prices react to supply and demand, when wine ages and is drunk, there is less available, and the prices increase for the top vintages. If you had bought a case of Lafite Rothschild 2000 in 2010 at the market value of £9,000 you would in 2018 now be sitting on a case worth £14,500, an increase of 61%.

The Wine Market has seen prices rise by 60% over the past five years and by 231% versus a decade ago, outstripping diamonds, fine art and classic cars, according to Knight Frank’s newly published Luxury Investment Index.

The Wine Market is less volatile and therefore there is less risk than investing in the Stock Market and is mostly unaffected by recession, inflation, interest rate increases. With the present market uncertainty in the financial markets, investors are now looking to diversify their money into wine as it is seen as a more stable market.

The returns from Fine Wine from the most sought-after vintages have increased as much as 90% in value and an investor can expect an annual return between 15-25%.

Due to being tangible, Fine Wine can not only provide you with an excellent return, it can also provide you with enjoyment through drinking.

The Tax advantages are excellent compared to Stocks and Shares as the tax man see's wine as a wasting asset and therefore no Capital Gains Tax is paid on profits and if kept in a Bonded Warehouse can be bought and sold without paying Duty and VAT.


We charge a 2.9% annual portfolio management fee on the value of your portfolio, but do not charge commission when you buy or sell your wines.

Portfolio Management Benefits

The benefits of starting a Wine Portfolio managed by us are clear to see, we manage your portfolio, we advise you on your investment goals, we buy and sell for you and you have our knowledge and experience to guide you through the life of your investments.

Wine Storage

One of the most important parts of Wine Investment is ensuring your wine is stored correctly at the right temperature and in the right conditions in order to command the highest price possible when it comes to selling. We store all client wines at London City Bond under your name in a temperature controlled Customs & Excise Bond perfect for Wine.

Getting Started

To find out more how we can help you achieve your investment goals, please contact us and we will endeavour to identify your needs and provide you with a free proposal towards achieving them.

To contact us - email us on finewine@corkr.com or call us on +44 (0)1502 676110