About Bordeaux Cellars

Company Profile

Bordeaux Cellars was founded in 2007 to provide a truly bespoke service to clients wishing to invest in the world’s finest and rarest wines.

We have grown rapidly over the past decade and now have an enviable network of clients and professional contacts spanning the globe.

Investing in Fine Wine

We have expert in-depth knowledge and extensive experience of the fine wine market, far-reaching trade contacts and access to private clients’ cellars, combined with the most accurate and up-to-date information on prices.

If you would like to buy a specific wine, have investment grade wine you wish to sell, or would like advice about collecting or investing in fine wine please contact Stephen Burton. Stephen specialises in creating bespoke portfolios of the most sought-after wines, tailored precisely to your requirements.

Capitalising on our experience and belief in the fundamental and long-term value of the very finest wines for investment purposes we deal only with wines from the top investment-grade producers.

Through our unique network within the wine trade we are able to arrange significant acquisitions of the finest Bordeaux, Burgundy and from the best producers in the USA, Australia, Italy, Spain and throughout the world.

Wine-Backed Loans

In 2011, during the economic downturn, an opportunity arose to add a new dimension to Bordeaux Cellars’ business. The global market in fine wine had at that time reached around $4 billion annually, there was a burgeoning secondary market, and prices had become much more transparent with the introduction of online marketplaces such as Liv-ex.

This allowed us to begin offering loans to business clients wanting to borrow using their valuable wine portfolios as security. The business has grown steadily since then and we continue to be the market leaders.

We provide a unique opportunity for private lenders to earn 9-12% pa on a loan fully secured against investment grade wine.

Over the last eight years we have brokered over 900 loans totalling in excess of £164 million ($213 million) on which gross interest of £18 million ($24 million) has been paid to lenders. The loans are structured so that we are not required to deduct withholding tax on the interest paid.

We are currently broking 25 – 30 loans a month totalling around £5 - £6 million ($7 - $8.5 million) and all lenders have been repaid in full.

You can find more information about borrowing against your collection or investing in wine-backed loans via the links below.

If you would like more information, please speak to Stephen Burton or James Wellesley.

Investing in Fine Wine Bordeaux Cellars

The Bordeaux Cellars Fine Wine Exchange

If you have a portfolio and would like to use our valuation and cellar management tools and, access our online marketplace, please set up an account. There is no charge to our customers for using the service for the first 12 months. After the first year, the charge is £240 per annum but is free if you store wine worth £100,000 or more with us, buy £25,000 or more wine from us each year or are a wine-backed loan lender or borrower.

BCX also allows you check the value of your wine against current prices, to perform a wide range of analysis including by vintage, region and varietal; and to compare the performance of your portfolio against Wine Owners indices, stocks and shares (FTSE 100, Dow Jones Industrial Average) and commodities (gold, oil).

Once you have set up an account you can also access our online fine wine exchange, where you can buy and sell wine. Trades are between a pool of 18,000 members.

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Portfolio management

We now manage £125,000,000 of clients’ wine and act as custodian of a further £115,000,000 of wine pledged as security for wine-backed loans.

For details of our cellarage charges please click here. We are currently offering 12 months free storage for up to 50 cases (37.5 litres) to new clients. If you would like more information, please speak to Stephen Burton or James Wellesley.

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