This year, investment grade wine finally knocked classic cars off the winner’s podium in the 2016 Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index, according to The Wealth Report. Nick Martin of Wine Owners suggests this move can be attributed in large part to the resurgence of the top Bordeaux chateaux, which form the backbone of most investment cellars.
Here are some of the most state-of-the-art wine cellars in homes you can own, if you’re in the market to make a move.
In the heart of New York’s museum block, off Fifth Avenue, this exquisite limestone elevator town house has undergone a brilliant renovation, with luxurious finishes and unparalleled attention to detail. In addition to its breathtakingly gorgeous 4-bedroom, 7-bathroom layout with multiple Juliette balconies and a rooftop deck, the fully finished basement features a custom-designed 2,500-bottle capacity wine cellar.
This stunning two-story English Tudor-style estate resides on 2.45 acres in the famous and exclusive guard-gated community of Bradbury Estates outside Los Angeles with dramatic, commanding views of the San Gabriel mountains. Comprised of a 14,017 square-foot main house and 2,498 square-foot guest house, there’s a total of 10 bedroom suites, 10 full-bathrooms and 3 half-bathrooms–along with a premium-designed wine room. Outdoor amenities take full advantage of the mountain vista, include a seating loggia, infinity pool, outdoor kitchen, and a lighted sport court.
This impeccably renovated townhouse resides in the coveted Landmarked District of New York’s Upper West Side. Masterfully reimagined, the 5-bedroom, 8-bathroom townhouse features 6 floors of high-end luxury paired with smart home technology, as well as a beautiful south-facing garden with 20’ high bamboo, slate seating and a waterfall. The full height finished cellar features a temperature-controlled mahogany clad wine cellar, gym, half bath and a laundry room.
Aituated on a promontory with expansive city and ocean views, this grand estate also lies behind the guarded gates of the exclusive and famous Bradbury Estates community. Even with the two master suites, five guest suites, Chef’s kitchen and 2-story library, and other similary striking rooms, the 2,000 bottle wine cellar makes a profound impression. Exquisite details completed by expert craftsmen include French limestone exterior finishes, vaulted 40-foot ceilings, Venetian plaster and domes with hand painted frescos.