Our main focus is providing a taste of the finer things in life.
AVU SA is one of Europe's leading fine wine merchants and one of the largest stockholders of fine wines. With over 400'000 bottles of the world's finest labels, coming from the most prestigious wine regions, like Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Tuscany, Piedmont, as well as from the New World, like Napa Valley, and Barossa Valley…just think about the rarest wines and vintages, or even special large formats, we probably have it.
Operating on a global level, we have some of the largest allocations from the most exclusive estates. Thanks to our comprehensive, international vinous network, made up of producers, private collectors and international merchants, we only offer wines of impeccable provenance and of the upmost quality.
Thanks to our strategically placed warehouses and professional shipping partners, we can efficiently deliver our wines almost anywhere in the world. We can also deliver to private clients across Europe, due to our European subsidiary in Spain (AVU Wines). Our clients also have the possibility to securely store their wines with us. We have several modern temperature and humidity controlled warehouses located in Stabio (Switzerland), Bordeaux (France), London (UK), Spain and China. Our headquarters is based in Sorengo, very close to Lugano in Switzerland.
At AVU, we believe there is a better way to collect wine. A more intimate, less time consuming way, where clients can purchase exactly what they want, when they want. We're obsessively passionate about it, and our mission is to help wealthy individuals and sophisticated wine connoisseurs build their perfect collection. Our typical clientele consists of busy CEOs, presidents, entrepreneurs, wine collectors and investors, who literally don't have the time, and that's where we come in. We take care of everything, from purchasing advice to delivery directly to your cellar, to managing your wine collection - the only thing you have to do is enjoy the bottle.
Frankly, we think rare wines should be treated as fine, exclusive pieces of art. Therefore we do not have an ecommerce shop nor publicly displayed pricelists. We work strictly on tailor-made offers and individual customer requests. Our 360 ° fine wine service ensures each and every client is matched with their very own senior wine consultant, that helps to manage interesting wine opportunities, the client's collection, the delivery and everything in between. Our active clients also receive pre-arrival offers and first priority on their favorite wines.
The name AVU backwards is actually UVA – meaning grape in Italian. And while each wine is made up of many varying factors, like location, terroir, climate and vinification methods - just to name a few - the one thing that is vital to all wines no matter what is the UVA.
AVU SA was founded by Fabio Cattaneo, who was awarded Switzerland's Best Entrepreneur in 2010 by the Swiss Economic Forum, the most prestigious award for entrepreneurs in the country. Today, the company is led by Fabio and a team of highly experienced professionals, who are here more than happy to serve you.