Meet Vintage Associates

At Vintage Associates we offer private clients a route to investing in the lucrative fine wine market. Based in London and Hertfordshire, we provide a variety of services. We specialise in recommending investable grade wines from the top regions in the world, with the majority of our investors portfolio’s consisting of wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Italy, Champagne and California.

We pride ourselves on offering a service of openness and transparency. Our team of specialists are ready to provide the necessary expertise, tools and market insight to enable you to build a profitable fine wine portfolio tailored to your own personal investment goals.

When dealing with fine wine there are many factors which will dictate the overall return on investment for our clients. Rather than leaving you to freely trade on the exchange, we understand the need for guidance. Fine wine is an alternative investment like no other, our dedicated team of experts are constantly conducting in depth analysis of the market, which in turn allows you to make smart, profitable investment decisions.

The appreciation in price of a wine will be determined by a number of things such as, quality, price, vintage, rarity & demand. Our portfolio managers are well positioned to share their thoughts and recommendations, leaving you with a level of professionalism and assurance throughout your journey with us.

For us, simplicity and transparency is key. We fully appreciate the need to first understand your investment but we’re also aware that you need to fully trust the people you are dealing with. The best way to build trust and credibility is to be as transparent and open as we can. This is one of the reasons why our fees are quoted prior to investment and every wine offered is at the correct market value. Buying at the right price is the key to a successful journey in the fine wine market.

George Mottram


George has over 10 years’ worth of experience in financial markets. After studying business development, he joined a leading fine wine brokerage based in London where he gained valuable knowledge about the fine wine market and developed a keen interest in the sector.

He also has experience in other investment markets including property, stocks and derivatives. However, after much thought and deliberation, George realised he was looking for a safe and secure investment with steady returns to show his growing client-base. It was at this point that he decided to specialise in the fine wine investment market because it offered a perfect blend of passion and opportunity.

Outside of the office, George’s three main passions are food, wine and football. If he’s not out dining on steak and merlot, you’ll quite often find him watching his beloved Tottenham Hotspur.

Costas Achillea


Costas developed a keen interest in investments when he was studying accounting and finance at university. He began his career with one of London’s leading Foreign Exchange brokerages, but quickly found that his real passion was within the world of fine wine investment. With a keen eye for analysing trends and statistical data, Costas began trading fine wine on behalf of his clients back in 2014, where he demonstrated skills that could maximise the performance of a wine portfolio at the same time as developing strong relationships with his clients. With a genuine understanding of people, his portfolio management is always tailored in a way that matches his clients’ individual needs.

Outside of work, Costas is an avid golfer, and is always happy to arrange a meeting on the course. He’s partial to a Cabernet Sauvignon with his all-time favourite being the famous Super Tuscan, Solaia. With Costas’s Greek heritage, he’d love to find a new Greek wine estate that is going to “take the market by storm” – however he’s still looking.

A Message From The Directors

George and Costas developed a strong bond and friendship during their early school years and have since become lifelong friends.
Fast forward to 2019 and Vintage Associates was created.
“We had been working together in the fine wine investment market since 2015 and quickly recognised that as an investment opportunity and business venture, the fine wine industry was the way forward due to it being low risk, stable and generating strong, consistent RIO in a tax-free environment. Our challenge was then how we introduce the wine investment market into the 21st century and create a more transparent and inclusive opportunity for investors.”
With the emergence of cryptocurrencies and other trading platforms, George and Costas decided to create a wine investment company like no other.
Before launch, it was agreed that Vintage Associates would only offer wine at the correct market value, keeping fees completely transparent whilst providing unrestricted access to the global wine trade marketplace, Liv-ex.
To date, Vintage Associates has millions of pounds under asset management, allowing us to offer clients favourable returns and a safe place to invest their capital.

Our Investment Guide provides the opportunity to expand your knowledge within the fine wine investments market, however, a consultation can also be arranged to discuss any further questions you may have before investing.

We look forward to supporting you!