Goldin Financial’s wine business spans wineries in the US and France, and private wine storage and trading across Mainland China.
Goldin Financial entered the wine business in 2011 with the purchase of SLOAN ESTATE in Napa Valley. The winery achieved Napa “cult winery” status under the expert hands of renowned vineyard manager David Abreu, winemaker Martha McClellan and master blender Michel Rolland. Influential wine critic Robert Parker awarded the perfect rating of 100 points to SLOAN’s 2002, 2007 and 2015 vintages. Since taking over ownership, we have kept the winery’s successful team and its mission to pursue excellence.
In 2013, a deal was concluded that saw Goldin Financial assume ownership of three châteaux in the Bordeaux region—Château Le Bon Pasteur (Pomerol), Château Rolland-Maillet (Saint-Émilion) and Château Bertineau Saint-Vincent (Lalande de Pomerol)—from the internationally-renowned oenologist Michel Rolland and his family. Production remains under Mr. Rolland’s consultancy to continue the legacy of the wineries.
To tap the huge and affluent wine market in Mainland China, we branched out into the wine storage business in 2015 by acquiring a cellar situated in the Guangzhou free trade zone. Among the world’s largest, the cellar has a total storage capacity of over 7 million bottles and is equipped with state-of-the-art computerised temperature and humidity control system. Apart from our own wine storage, it is used to provide bonded private VIP wine storage services, enabling our wine club members to cellar and age wine they purchased overseas exempt from import duty until they remove it for their enjoyment.
Goldin Financial also operates a wine trading business for a select list of clientele across China. The fine wines are sourced directly from producers in France, mainly from the Bordeaux and Burgundy regions, and from Napa Valley.