Napa, California | June 1, 2021 – Vinfolio, one of the country’s leading fine wine companies, recently released a comprehensive Fine Wine Investment Report outlining the current state of global wine market investments. As a fine wine retailer, storage facility, and the U.S.’s only fine wine marketplace, Vinfolio moves with the market to create actionable insights for clients. The Vinfolio team is thrilled to now share these insights with a broader audience in a regular Fine Wine Investment Report, the first installment of which can be downloaded here at Vinfolio.com.
For those interested in diversifying assets to include fine wine investing, this guide will explore the best regions to watch, wines with impressive recent growth, and Vinfolio’s predictions for what wines will do well in the future. Over the last three decades, investment-grade fine wine has performed very strongly against most major asset classes. Furthermore, wine has a pleasingly low correlation with other assets during periods of market disruption—making it a valuable support to a diversified portfolio.
Highlights from the first Fine Wine Investment Report include:
- VinPulse Current Market Overview – Bypassing pandemic-related difficulties, many fine wine segments like Italian and Bordeaux wines have soared over the last year and a half.
- Vinfolio Top 10 – The hottest wines on the market right now, based on growth statistics.
- Regions to Watch – Invest in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Rhône, Italian, and U.S. wines. Vinfolio explores what to look for and stay away from in each segment.
- Wine Success Stories
- 2010 Marques y Murrietta Castillo Ygay Rioja Gran Reserva – Vinfolio secured about 90 percent of Liv-Ex’s available stock on the day Wine Spectator announced the wine as its No. 1 of 2020. The wine has since almost doubled in value!
- 2009 Château Lafite Rothschild – Signifying just what a top First-Growth Bordeaux can do on the market, the 100-point 2009 vintage has increased in value by 30.43 percent over the last five years. Vinfolio has secured pristine allocations of this impressive Grand Vin, available now on the company’s marketplace.
- Expand Your Collection – Wine to Buy Now
- 2018 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia – Given the success of similarly top-rated Sassicaia vintages, Vinfolio foresees the 50th anniversary Sassicaia to increase greatly in value as it ages.
- Fine Australian Wine – Over the last 20-plus years, Australian wine has grown in demand, and Australia’s fine wine producers have also enjoyed a large growth in the value of their wines.
- McLaren Vale’s Clarendon Hills – In 2020—after a 10-year-hiatus—Australia’s iconic Clarendon Hills began importing wines back into the U.S. exclusively through Vinfolio. The team expects recent vintages like the 100-point (Wine Advocate) 2015 vintage to continue to increase in value through its drinking life over the next two decades.
- On the Horizon – Vinfolio’s preview of the 2020 Bordeaux En Primeur season, plus suggestions for what other vintages to buy while waiting on the new releases to become available.
Vinfolio transforms how the fine wine community buys, sells, manages, and enjoys fine wine with advanced cellar management technology, fine wine storage facilities, and a direct-to-consumer ecommerce platform. Combined, these systems empower the fine wine enthusiast to acquire highly collectible wine directly from producers, purchase and sell wine from Vinfolio’s collector marketplace, stay on top of every bottle in their cellar, and engage with other fine wine collectors, industry influencers, and winemakers—all in one seamless experience.
Vinfolio is majority-owned by Executive Chairman Don St. Pierre Jr. and his business partner and good friend Allan Warburg, co-founder and co-CEO of Bestseller Fashion Group China. St. Pierre is the recipient of numerous wine industry accolades, including being named number seven on Decanter magazine’s 2011 Top 50 global wine industry power players and selected by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as the 2011 International Man of the Year. In 2012, the French government awarded St. Pierre Jr. the degree of Knight in the French Ordre du Mérite Agricole, and in 2015, he was appointed as a member of the supervisory board of Vinexpo Overseas. Vinfolio’s ownership also includes Jean-Michel Valette, who chairs the Education and Examination Board (EEB) of the Institute of Masters of Wine and is former chairman of Robert Mondavi Corporation and Peet’s Coffee, and Jon Moramarco, former CEO of Constellation Brands.