Free cellar valuations
At Cru Wine Limited we offer you the opportunity to have your private cellar collection valued free of charge. Using in-depth market insight, we will provide you with a break-down of what each of your wines is currently worth, with full transparency on our commission rates.
On completion of the valuation, if there are wines that we are interested in, and you are happy to sell, we would offer the two following options to you:
- Buying your collection outright for an agreed total.
- Brokering your collection on your behalf, using our vast global network of clients and suppliers to sell your wine at an agreed minimum price and within an agreed timescale.
If you do decide to sell your wine to Cru Wine using either of the above options, a written agreement will be sent to you to review and to sign. You will subsequently be provided with a signed copy by the company CEO Gregory Swartberg, to retain for your records.
The next step will be to instruct the transfer of your wine to our bonded cellars if you hold them in a different bonded storage account. Otherwise, if you would like us to collect your wine from a private UK address, we can provide you with a collection fee quote. If your fine wine collection is located abroad, we can provide you with a shipping quote.
If you have chosen to sell your wines outright to Cru Wine, on arrival into our bonded cellars, your wine will undergo a full condition check by our staff. On completion of the inspection, the agreed funds will be transferred to your preferred bank account within 7 working days.
If you have opted to broker your wine, upon satisfactory inspection of your wines, we will send you the full payment for any wine sold within 30 days from the date of sale. You will not be charged any storage fees whilst the wine is held in our bonded cellars. If after an agreed period of time, there is wine unsold, we can review the minimum selling price. We will always endeavour to help you sell your wine at the best price possible which is closely correlated to the market.
As anyone passionate about fine wine will appreciate, good provenance and storage are essential when it comes to the value of a wine, therefore if you could please provide this information from the outset, this will enable us to make an accurate valuation on your behalf.
Please fill in the form below to receive a free valuation of your collection.