Please see the wine auctions index chart (the Fine Wine Auction Index or FWAI50) below. Please use the slider on the bottom of the chart to see any relevant period. Please note that this chart requires 'Flash' on iOS systems and the only browser with which it appears to compatible is the full version of Puffin browser on iPad/iPhone.
The wine auctions FWAI50 is calculated from auction data supplied by Zachys, Acker Merrall & Condit, Sotheby's, Christie's and Hart Davis Hart. It is based on unmixed, non-vertical, 75cl lots sold at auction. The Index is a weighted average of prices based on the quantities sold at auction in a particular month. Over any given period the FWAI50 is based on more than 30,000 separate auction lots representing more than 270k bottles of wine and in excess of $300million in sales. For a list of the wines used to compile the Fine Wine Auction Index 50 see the note. The Index is a composite if indices calculated in US$ from around the world and therefore includes fx fluctuations particularly with reference to sales quoted in GB£. 1
Wines making up our wine auctions index - FWAI50 -2
Revisions - see footnote3
Wines represented in the FWAI50
Mouton Rothschild 1982
Mouton Rothschild 1985
Mouton Rothschild 1989
Mouton Rothschild 1990
Mouton Rothschild 1998
Mouton Rothschild 2000
Haut Brion 1982
Haut Brion 1985
Haut Brion 1989
Haut Brion 1990
Haut Brion 1998
Haut Brion 2000
Cheval Blanc 1982
Cheval Blanc 1985
Cheval Blanc 1989
Cheval Blanc 1990
Cheval Blanc 1998
Cheval Blanc 2000
Yquem 1990 ↩
The FWAI50 was updated in October, 2016 to include data up to an including 30 September, 2016. Some data from auction houses is still missing although requested. This message will be updated as and when new data materialises.
The FWAI50 was updated in September, 2016 to include all data up to an including 31 August, 2016.
The FWAI50 was updated in January, 2016 to include data from Sotheby's London, Sotheby's Hong Kong and Hart Davis Hart up to the end of 2015. Other auction data will be included in the coming days and weeks.
The FWAI50 was updated in January, 2015 to include data up to the end of 2015. Some UK auction data is missing whilst auction houses updates our data - it will be included as soon as it becomes available.
The FWAI50 was updated in January, 2014 to use a different charting system and after updating the auction data.
The FWAI50 was updated in August, 2013 to use a different charting system and after updating the auction data.
The FWAI50 was updated on 1 July, 2013 to take account of the latest auction data available.
The FWAI50 was updated on 23 May, 2013 to take account of the latest auction data available.
In May 2013 the base period was marginally changed to the second quarter of 2004 (instead of the last quarter 2004) so that a 10-year period can be established half-way through 2014. ↩