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Within the walls of our headquarters in Melano, Switzerland, ARVI has a state-of-the-art temperature- and humidity-controlled warehouse which is home to one-million bottles. ARVI holds one of the world largest stocks of fine wines, mainly classified growth Bordeaux. However, the cellar also contains a wide selection of the best wines from Burgundy, the Rhône and Champagne as well as from the top producers from Italy, Spain, Australia and the USA.
Fully owned and managed by ARVI, this storage facility is 2’100 square meters and is fully insured to keep your bottles in ideal conditions. Every single case is checked upon delivery, evaluated by our team of professionals, photographed and then registered.
Our Stock Management System guarantees full traceability. Pictures of older stock items are available upon client’s request.
“Big bottles are a means to double the level of exception when opening and sharing a great wine. Every wine lover knows that the ageing process in such a vessel is always longer, which is due to the air/wine ratio in the bottle. This is absolutely true and verified by the team at Cheval Blanc whenever we open a big guy, even a magnum. The wines always tastes and looks younger than in a bottle. But what is also meaningful, and often spectacular, is to share the same bottle with all the friends gathered around. The notion of communion is even stronger than with regular bottles. The challenge is to handle the very large ones, like melchiors! Ageing, collecting, sharing in large formats could be considered as the best way to enjoy and turn a great wine into a great souvenir.”
Pierre Lurton Château Cheval Blanc
GM Château d’Yquem, CEO
Quality tested by time
ARVI offers a wide range of vintages, with almost every vintage starting from the 1900s up until today's latest productions. Led by our passion for wine and great connections with producers, we are proud to offer a wide collection of almost impossible to find formats, ranging from half-bottles to the impressive 27-liter Primat.
Each and every bottle in stock is owned and cared for by ARVI. Our ability to deliver a quick, smooth and efficient service is due to our extensive wine selection of readily available stock. Each bottle leaving our cellar is carefully prepared with secure packaging ensuring the quality of the bottle to be shipped all over the world.