Bordeaux Futures

2021 Bordeaux Futures


What are Bordeaux Futures ?

(or "En Primeur")

En Primeur is the purchase of Bordeaux wine while it is still maturing in the barrel. The 2021 Bordeaux vintage is being referred to by wine experts as one of the greatest in modern history. There are significant advantages to buying futures now!

Purchasing Quanities

Many of the wines are very rare and extremely limited. All wines must be purchased in 3, 6 or 12 bottle sets as noted on each wine listed on our website. You many order multiple sets. The price you see for each wine is the total price of the bottles in each set! (Not the price of each bottle)

7 Reasons To Invest In Bordeaux Futures

  • To purchase wines at the initial release prices. Wines re-released after bottling or sold at retail in an excellent vintage will usually be considerably more expensive. 

  • To secure allocations of small-production wines that may not be commercially available after "en primeur" release. When they are gone, they are gone.
  • To own a wine from the start of its life - provenance is priceless.
 You know that you bought it and have controlled its storage from the beginning.
  • To purchase a birth year vintage for a child, grandchild or godchild.

  • To purchase a wedding year vintage
  • To be able to choose large format wines – magnums or double magnums. Or to be able to order half bottles – especially in Sauternes.

  • To purchase the latest vintages of a Château that you have followed and purchased over the years. This is especially important for wines where there is always more demand than there is supply.


How Does It Work ?

Bordeaux futures basically work like other market-traded commodities. Investors buy wine that has not yet reached the market. This allows the investor to obtain a potentially rare wine, at a bargain, then watch it increase in value. The wine is still in the barrels, un-bottled, and won't be released for 12 to 18 months. Wine will begin to arrive after about 2 years. 

Many of these wines have very limited availability. Purchases are on a first-come first-served basis and are available by the solid case only (12 bottles unless otherwise noted). Bottle prices are displayed for comparison purposes only and do not indicate that these wines are available by the individual bottle.

1) Pre-Order your Bordeaux of Choice Online
Click "Reserve" from the list below. This list is updated daily and many items will sell out within 48 hours of being listed.

2) Order Confirmation
Once your order is received, you will get a confirmation email with your order information and receipt.

3) Mark Your Calendar
Your order will arrive after about 2 years.  Sit back and wait for it's arrival.  We will keep you informed as the arrival date approaches.


This will be an exciting year for the Bordeaux Futures market, and my goal is to keep you as well informed as possible so that you can enjoy this experience as much as I do! 

When the dust has settled in the weeks following the tastings, the experts will start to publish their reviews of the wines, and we will be able to offer you "premier tranche" (first prices), because we will have the opportunity to purchase the wines at the very first and best prices!

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • DAOU Wine Dinner | March 21st

    **SOLD OUT**

    6:30pm   $150 (plus tax & gratuity)

    California wine lovers rejoice! The long, anticipated wait is over! DAOU will be here at Michael’s Wine Cellar on March 21st. Limited tickets are available for this event. A special selection of DAOU’s world-class wines, well-known for their ripe tannins and exquisite flavor, will be paired with a menu prepared by Michael’s On East Executive Chef Jamil Pineda.

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  • Wine Cellar Social Club | April 12th

    5-7pm   $45 (plus tax & gratuity)

    The Wine Cellar Social Club is a modern, seated wine tasting! It’s a place for wine lovers to come together to enjoy fine wines with great company. This event is for Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club members, but don't worry – signing up is free & easy! Sign up here!!

    Ticket includes 6 unique wines paired with 2 tapas-style appetizer plates and a $20 voucher to use on purchases of $50 or more! 
    All guests will be seated in groups of 6-8 people. Limited seating available.

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  • Forks & Corks University | April 22nd

    The Master Classes of Forks & Corks University are a highlight of the Festival each year! Led by a panel of world-renowned industry experts, these engaging wine seminars are designed for those who want an educational experience accompanied by guided tastings. Following the classes, guests are invited to enjoy the Forks & Corks Wine Tasting in Michael's Wine Cellar from 2pm - 4pm.

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  • Saturday Wine Tasting | April 22nd

    2-4pm   $25 in advance, $30 at the door

    Join us in Michael’s Wine Cellar for our iconic Saturday Open House Wine Tastings! Over 30 wines available to try and an assortment of light bites to snack on while you shop. Admission is $25 per person and includes double points (Loyalty Program members) for any purchase you make that day! Sip, shop and mingle while you find your new favorite wines! This is a Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club event. Please sign up here for your free GCCC membership.

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