Please find a list of our most-utilized services below. We have assisted discerning collectors, trade sources and restaurants in a vast array of uniquely tailored projects, so please let us know how we can meet your individual needs.
every collector and collection is unique…
Tailored to our clients’ unique preferences and strategies, SFWC sources wines of exceptional provenance and condition from private collections, trusted brokerage sources and the auction market. We operate within a network of seasoned, passionate collectors and trade relationships through which a wine’s authenticity and history are verified. Whether through customized projects, or by offering our allocations and cellar acquisitions to our mailing list, we help collectors of all levels source wines to meet their individual collecting goals.
SFWC specializes in bringing collectors’ fine wine to market through private placement – by leveraging relationships and demand within a deep network of collectors and trade sources. We offer a flexible and dynamic alternative to auction houses and large retailers to achieve price-control, higher returns and often times, very quick transactions. Whether it’s a small parcel, or a prized collection, SFWC is a trusted and effective channel through which to liquidate fine wine.
No project is more rewarding to us than building a collection from scratch or from its early stages. We curate cellars that are pragmatic and forward-thinking, and above all else, contain wines of the utmost provenance and condition. A proper collection should serve one’s immediate, ongoing and future needs and we strive to create cellars that consistently excite our clients and allow them to learn and evolve naturally as collectors and advocates of fine wine.
A wine collection is an inherently fluid and evolving entity as wines are acquired, consumed and sold. A bottle’s value and maturity are also constantly changing, and there is an abundance of pertinent data, including costs, logistics, reviews, and valuation which needs ready access. Creating a seamless system and efficient process for your collection will eliminate the often overwhelming aspects of cellar management and create a far more rewarding and enjoyable experience.
It can be difficult for wine collectors to devote the time required to properly navigate what is an enormous body of information. Consulting an expert in regards to making wise purchasing, liquidation, consumption and cellar management decisions can often avoid costly mistakes. San Francisco Wine Consulting offers sound and objective advice and strategy which is built upon years of working with discerning clients, and is focused squarely on an individual’s unique objectives.
Fine wine is a valuable and appreciating asset, the growth of which can be leveraged through expertise in sourcing, supply channels, forces of demand, market trends and timing. SFWC has assisted clients with growing and/or realizing the value of their collection, whether for capital gains or as a way to fund consumption.
Utilizing multiple sources of market data as well as current trends and supply/sourcing considerations, SFWC can establish objective pricing assessments for a number of valuation purposes including:
- Collection Management