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.
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