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Cult Wines Global Index

The Cult Wines Global Index tracks the prices of the most sought-after, tradeable fine wines in the market.

Cult Wines Global Index, powered by Wine-Searcher

The Cult Wines Global Index forms a benchmark measurement of the global fine wine market performance. Using Wine-Searcher data, the Index is comprised of a dynamic set of wines that represents the fine wine investment market based on strict liquidity criteria. The Cult Wines Global Index is comprised of the following Regional Indices – Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Rhone, Italy, USA and Rest of World. Together they make up the Cult Wines Indices, which provide a comprehensive and objective view of the fine wine market.
Global
MAY YTD 1 YR 3 YR 5 YR
Cult Wines Global Index -0.56% -2.47% -6.97% +20.29% +24.82%
Cult Wines Bordeaux Index -0.54% -2.78% -8.46% +1.39% +1.15%
Cult Wines Burgundy Index -0.48% -2.60% -8.34% +40.20% +49.89%
Cult Wines Champagne Index -1.83% -2.19% -4.92% +24.91% +40.42%
Cult Wines Rhone Index -1.02% -2.19% -5.96% +10.54% +10.00%
Cult Wines Italy Index +0.13% -1.29% -2.17% +14.36% +23.21%
Cult Wines USA Index -0.77% -3.09% -6.46% +19.10% +18.03%
Cult Wines Rest of World Index +0.56% -1.12% -2.33% +10.78% +15.10%
Source: Pricing data as of 31 May 2024.
Cult Wines Indices are an objective measure of the global fine wine market based on Wine-Searcher pricing data and rebalanced annually based on strict liquidity criteria. Prices calculated in GBP and results may vary in other currencies. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. 

Cult Wines Regional Indices

The Cult Wines Regional Indices are dynamically weighted each month to accurately reflect the amount of activity on Wine-Searcher. Together, the weighted Cult Wines Regional Indices are combined to make up the nearly 7,000 wines that form the Cult Wines Global Index.
Bordeaux

Cult Wines Bordeaux Index returned -0.54% in May and -8.46% over the past 12 months.

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Burgundy

Cult Wines Burgundy Index returned -0.48% in May and -8.34% over the past 12 months.

Champagne

Cult Wines Champagne Index returned -1.83% in May and -4.92% over the past 12 months.

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Rhone

Cult Wines Rhone Index returned -1.02% in May and -5.96% over the past 12 months.

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Italy

Cult Wines Italy Index returned +0.13% in May and -2.17% over the past 12 months.

USA

Cult Wines USA Index returned -0.77% in May and -6.46% over the past 12 months.

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Rest of world

Cult Wines Rest of World Index returned +0.56% in May and -2.33% over the past 12 months.

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Methodology

The Cult Wines Global Index tracks the prices of the most sought-after, tradeable fine wines in the market. By analysing 200K global prices offers through a partnership with Wine-Searcher, the world's most extensive source of wine pricing data, the Cult Wines Indices provide a fully independent, in-depth view of the global fine wine market.

Using Wine-Searcher data, rather than our own trading information, maintains the integrity of the Cult Wines Indices by using the best possible data while relying on a credible, independent third-party source. The Indices are rebalanced annually based on strict liquidity criteria to ensure they accurately represent the tradeable fine wine market and avoid any arbitrary or biased decisions.

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