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Wines of the World

06 Feb, 2024 Wine

House of Assets know that many tangible asset investors want to diversify their portfolios, and what better way than with a touch of sophistication? The world of fine wine presents itself as an exciting opportunity, but there is plenty to learn before jumping into the pool of wine investing. For investment purposes, fine wine goes beyond the pleasure of a well-poured glass. What’s important is to ensure you’re investing in the right vineyard and grape types that can offer the best return on investment. So, here at House of Assets, we’ll do the groundwork for you and help you find the best wine in the world. 

Vineyards to keep your eyes peeled on:

Chateau Margaux, Bordeaux, France

In the heart of Bordeaux, Chateau Margaux is definitely one to shout about. The estate wines have consistently proven to be delicious and attractive for investors, renewed for its Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blends. Its rich history dates back to the 12th century when it employed a combination of traditional and modern winemaking techniques emphasising precision and minimal intervention. While it continuously receives high praise from wine critics and experts, its investment value lies also in the fact that Chateau Margaux only produces a limited quantity of wine each year. Meaning its purposeful exclusivity is highly attractive to investors for its range of rare and collectable bottles. 

Domaine de la Romanee-Conti (DRC), Burgandy, France

The DRC owns some of Burgundy’s most desired vineyard sites, including some legendary Grand Cru vineyards. The estate emphasises the two grape varieties of Pinot Noir for its red wines and Montrachet for white wines. What makes them stand out is their meticulous vineyard management practices. From hand-harvesting to low yields, every aspect of grape cultivation is carefully considered to ensure the highest quality of the fruit. They deliberately limit the yield of grapes per vine each year to achieve concentration and intensity in wines as a result of their very small annual production. This is why, with their unique processes and limited production, their bottles are again attractive in the eyes of a fine wine investor.

Opus One, Napa Valley, USA

Opus One is a stand-out vineyard for its unique collaboration between Baron Phillippe de Rothschild, a legendary figure in Bordeaux, and Robert Mondavi, a visionary in Napa Valley, bringing together Old World and New World wines. Combined with its quality traditions from Bordeaux, Opus One is famous for its diverse microclimates and soils. The vineyards benefit from the region’s warm days and cold nights, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly and develop complex flavours. Specialising mainly in Cabernet Sauvignon, Opus One is committed to sustainable and organic practices, and their wines often receive high scores and accolades for their quality and ageing potential, making them extremely sought-after by investors. 

Vega Sicilia, Ribera del Duero, Spain

In the heart of Spain, Vega Sicilia makes its mark as one of the most iconic vineyards in the world, boasting a rich history back to the mid-19th century. Primarily focusing on the Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) grape, the extreme weather conditions that Ribera del Duero experiences and the combinations of poor soils and low rainfalls contribute to the concentration and complexity of the grapes. While the astounding historical significance adds to the allure of its wines, so does the renowned quality of their ageing potential, attracting investors. Like the other famous vineyards, Vega Sicilia also has limited production and evident global recognition, further solidifying their status of making some of the finest and most collectable wines in the world. 

So embarking on a wine investment journey requires a mix of passion, research and a diverse palate. From the historic vineyards in Bordeaux to the innovative wineries in Napa Valley, the wines of the world offer handfuls of opportunities. Who knows, maybe you’ll be the next to own the most expensive bottle of wine! 

At House of Assets, we welcome all wines from around the world from any of these regions and vineyards. If you’re looking to invest in fine wine or if you want to sell your precious bottle to receive maximum return on investment, then don’t hesitate to get in contact with us; we’ll be happy to answer any of your fine wine queries. 

Beth Macdonald

Bethany is a seasoned expert in tangible asset investment, renowned for her astute insights in the realms of art, fine wines, whiskey and classic cars. With over two decades of experience in the financial and luxury asset management sectors, and working for other auction houses/marketplaces, she has a deep understanding of the market sector and investment trading. Her passion for tangible asset investments started early in her career and she has keen eye for value and art.

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