The 5th Annual Sotheby's Wine Ranking & Market Report

Wine Ranking & Market Report


Our comprehensive analysis of the sales data from Sotheby's Wine's global Auction and Retail businesses shows a number of interesting trends which are included in our 2017 Annual Wine Market Report. The analysis includes the Sotheby's Wine Producer Rankings, insights into geographic buyer trends and developments in sales categories, as well as top prices achieved and average prices by region.

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Here are a few highlights from 2017:

  • Sotheby's has now sold over $1 Billion in wine auction sales.

  • DRC retained the #1 Producer Ranking for the fifth consecutive year.

  • The wine market is broadening beyond Bordeaux, which dropped below 50% for the first time.

  • Whisky has seen a significant increase in demand across both Auction and Retail.

  • Asian buyers continue to be extremely important, buying 60% of value sold.

We hope you enjoy our analysis and please do not hesitate to let us know your thoughts and feedback by contacting yassmin.mohamedi@sothebys.com.

Best Wishes,

Jamie Ritchie
Worldwide Head