Under Investigation: Rudy Kurniawan

Rudy Kurniawan, one of the most prolific wine counterfeiters in the history of wine, created an image for  himself and created a reputation for having the best wines in the world to bring to auction. When Maureen Downey and the Chai Consulting team catalogued the evidence from the case, they were amazed at the sheer volume and size of his counterfeit factory. In this section, members can view the evidence, read the case, and find out why Rudy Kurniawan is in jail. Below are the upcoming articles for this section.


Henri Jayer Exhibits of labels with information about what makes it counterfeit.


The serial number stamps that Rudy used to recreate the numbers for his labels.


Who Rudy emailed and what they discussed.