This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment
StartEngine Assets, the fund manager of this offering, selects and acquires the wine, then arranges for storage and insurance, taking all of the hassle out of fine wine investing. Diversify your portfolio with fine wine for as little as $500.
The fine wine market has outperformed most global equities and is less volatile than gold. Over the past 15 years, the fine wine market has seen a 13.6% average annualized return.
Since the 1990s, Ausone has consistently received high critical praise, peaking with 100 points from critic Robert Parker for the 2000 vintage. A very limited production of fewer than 2,000 cases annually makes Château Ausone one of the most expensive and sought-after Saint-Émilion wines.
StartEngine Collectibles’ Wine Series Château Ausone is signed to trade on StartEngine Secondary, our investor trading marketplace.
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Why Invest in Wine
The fine wine market has outperformed the S&P 500 for the past 20 years. Since Liv-ex launched the Fine Wine 100 Index, an index that tracks the price movement of 100 of the most sought-after wines in the world, the index has risen 270.7%.
PAST PERFORMANCE MAY NOT BE INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.
The wine market is currently valued at $434.9B and is expected to grow at 6.4% CAGR through 2028 (
source). And in a turbulent year, wine has been a more stable investment than equities.
Source: Live-Ex, the Liv-ex 100 tracks the price movement of the 100 most sought-after wines on the secondary market.
StartEngine Collectibles lets you diversify your portfolio with an asset that CAN increase in value as it increases in scarcity. Instead of company quarterly earnings changing the value of your investment, wine can increase in value as it is consumed, leaving fewer bottles on the market.
We Make Investing in Wine Easy
StartEngine Collectibles lets you invest in one of the world’s rarest wines for as little as $500, and we handle all the logistics:
We anticipate holding our wine assets for a minimum of one year, and a maximum of six years. We intend to pay distributions to the extent we sell some or all of our assets. Otherwise, liquidity for investors would be obtained by transferring or selling their interests in a series.
A Chateau With Poetic History
Château Ausone is one of the prestigious few Saint-Émilion producers with Premier Grand Cru Classé A status. It is relatively small compared to other top rated Bordeaux châteaus, and its 7-hectare (17-acre) vineyard is planted almost entirely to Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The estate is named for the 4th Century Roman poet Decimius Magnus Ausonius, who owned extensive property in Bordeaux, including some vineyards.
If we reach the maximum funding goal in this series, we plan to purchase en primeur 36 bottles worth of Chateau Ausone 2020 Saint Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé 'A'.
“En primeur” is a method of purchasing wines while the wine is still in the barrel – i.e. before the wine is bottled. A potential advantage of buying wines en primeur is that the wines may be acquired cheaper than if acquiring the same wine once bottled and released to the market. However, this is not guaranteed – and some wines may even lose value over time. We estimate that our wine assets will be bottled and eligible to be sold between 12 to 18 months after the date we acquire the wine en primeur.
The maximum investment by an individual investor is for shares representing 5% of the total shares in this particular series.
What Critics Are Saying
This testimonial may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is not a guarantee of future performance or success.
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