Risk Warning

Risk Warning

It is very important that you consider ‘the risk’ before making any investment.

Wine is an investment market like any other. As much as historical data tells us that wine matures and in turn grows in value please be aware that prices can go down as well as up.

Because of the insurance policy taken out on your behalf, it is impossible that investors could lose their total investment. Since records began fine wines have always had inherent value. This is highlighted by the past performance when you look at the market as a whole. However we would like you to understand that past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Since 1988 the fine wine market has averaged returns of 12.4% per annum, reflecting the low risk factor of this market.

The wine market is not regulated by the FCA. There have been examples of unscrupulous merchants and wine investment houses selling the wrong wines or the right wines at the wrong prices. It is therefore imperative to work with a reputable company such as Vintage Associates.

It is also important to understand that the fine wine market is not regarded as a ‘get rich quick scheme’ with this in mind investors should regard the fine wine market as a long-term investment with a holding period of no less that 5 years.