Fine Wine Collecting

Fine Wine Collecting

  • Cellar & Portfolio Management
  • Build a New Collection
  • Physical Inventory & Condition Checking
  • Buying & Selling
  • Valuations
  • Bespoke Collection Management System

Grant Ford Ltd works with some of the most experienced and knowledgeable specialists in their fields. We provide fine wine collectors with advice tailored to the individual client’s requirements - whether you are looking to create a wine collection from scratch or need assistance managing an existing cellar or portfolio. Our fine wine consultant Claire Collini is a fine wine specialist with 20 years' international experience at Sotheby’s where she was a Director of the Wine Department until 2020. During the course of her career, Claire has valued, inspected and sold a wonderful array of wine collections ranging from the bijou to some of the most valuable private collections ever sold worldwide at auction.

Cellar Management

Physical inventory and condition checking, practical help with organising the wines in your cellar and identifying which wines are ready for drinking, which bottles would benefit from further cellarage and where there are gaps in your collection or surplus wines.

Portfolio Management

Assistance with managing your professionally stored and in bond portfolios alongside your privately cellared wines.

Build a New Collection

Consultation with you to create a cellar plan and buying strategy which is based on your collecting objectives and the style of wines you enjoy drinking, enabling you to build your ideal collection.


Advice about what to buy and help with sourcing wine through trusted merchants and suppliers.


Guidance on the diverse routes to selling your wine and maximising the value of your collection.


Valuations and advice about what to drink, keep or sell; formal valuations for insurance or probate purposes.

Bespoke Collection Management System

A bespoke collection management system installed and administered by us which gives you accurate and easy oversight of your entire wine collection.