About Us

Cru Wine Investment

Cru Wine Investment, founded in 2013 and based in London, is a fine wine investment purchase adviser specialized mainly in the fine wines of the Bordeaux region.

We aim to offer you the best possible customer service when investing in wine by supporting you in the purchase, storage, insurance, transportation, valuation and exit.

We appreciate that selecting the right wines to invest is not an easy process. We therefore aim to leverage both our wine experience and our data analysis to identify the right investment tailored to your investment size and investment horizon.

Based on your investment size, investment horizon and your risk profile, we will customise a package that we feel will most closely meet your requirements. In the circumstance, that you want to add certain particular wines to your portfolio, we will remain at your disposal to offer our views on how well they integrate within the rest of our proposed portfolio.

It is important to note that you are in full ownership and control of your portfolio, and do not enter a fund or a pool of investors. This is beneficial for you as you remain independent in your financial investment.

We take pride in the relationships we have built within the wine industry and we will always stay true to our core mission of maximising our clients wealth and wine knowledge with constructive bespoke support.

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Gregory Swartberg

Managing Director

Gregory is a wine lover and has grown up in the Provence, home of the famous Rosé: Côte de Provence. He has a background in entrepreneurship and corporate strategy. He has received a Master degree in Management from the CASS Business School with distinction.

Favourite wine: Château Mouton Rothschild

Contact: g.swartberg@cruwineinvestment.com

Kristian Nooitgedagt

Fine Wine Advisor

Kristian has gained much experience in the fine wine industry as a trader for the last 5 years. His large network in Bordeaux and his knowledge about the market gives him the right tools to maximize opportunities. He has proven his ability to consistently purchase and identify wines with great upside potential.

Favourite wine: Château Pichon Comtesse de Lalande

Contact: k.nooitgedagt@cruwineinvestment.com

Elliot Blum

Partner - Head of Business Development

Elliott is a partner and is responsible for the business development at Cru Wine Investment ltd, prior to that he was successfully running multiple F&B operations in London & Switzerland, next to that he has been invovle in running his family businesses. Elliott provides a strong network of wealthy individuals. He studied at the European Business School University in London and holds a Bachelor of Global Business Managment, Business Administration and Entrepreneurship.

Favourite wine: Château Montrose

Contact: e.blum@cruwineinvestment.com

Vincent Clarke

Head of trade & private clients

After serving in the British Army with the Scots Guards, Vincent followed his heart and made the transition to the wine trade. By working with some of the top merchants in London, he has gained vast experience in the world of Fine Wine, dealing with collectors, investors, and the trade. He has a preference for Bordeaux, Champagne, and the wines of Piedmont, but believes there is always a perfect wine for every occasion.

Favourite wine: Château Haut-Brion, Krug, Bruno Giacosa

Contact: v.clarke@cruwineinvestment.com

Kyle Paton

Portfolio Manager

Kyle’s experience makes him uniquely placed to broaden and deepen Cru Wine Investment’s client base. He has helped investors on both the buy and sell sides, having previously worked with a top UK wine merchant for 5 years. Kyle also brings skills from his work in finance and alternatives in order to grow the Agency business. Working alongside IFAs, Wealth Managers and Private Banks across Europe, the Middle East and Asia to help clients benefit from active diversification. Outside of work Kyle is a passionate sports fan and a Fulham season ticket holder.

Favourite wine: Masseto

Contact: k.paton@cruwineinvestment.com

Amaury Delfault

Sales Manager

After studying wine trade in Bordeaux for 3 years, Amaury joined the team in 2018. Having grown up in France, he always had a special interest for the wine industry. Amaury is specialised in Bordeaux wines, his experience and locale presence allowed him to develop a good relationships with the wine producers of the Bordeaux region. Bordeaux’s red wine lover, he prefers burgundy for whites.

Favourite wines: Pichon-Longueville Baron, Margaux

Contact: a.delfault@cruwineinvestment.com

Mathilde Delattre

Fine Wine Trader

Mathilde has recently finished her studies in Bordeaux and joined our team in January 2019. In Bordeaux, she had the opportunity to taste and visit its best wines which has given her an in-depth understanding of the region. Furthermore, she comes from a family of wine lovers and has a real appetite for everything that surrounds wine. In her eyes, wine is a symbol of art, closely linked to the concept of conviviality and sharing. 

Favourite wine: Château Lafleur

contact: m.delattre@cruwineinvestment.com